On October 1, 2019, Lancaster House is holding its annual Health & Safety and Workplace Safety & Insurance Conferences, in association with the Institute for Work & Health (IWH) and the University of Toronto's Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources.
The morning Health & Safety Conference features a keynote address by Professor Steven Bittle of the University of Ottawa on the true extent of work-related deaths in Canada. He is presenting a more accurate estimate of the number of work-related deaths in Canada, based on a critical examination of official workplace fatality statistics and new research drawn from a range of data sources.
The afternoon Workplace Safety & Insurance Conference offers a keynote address by IWH Senior Scientist Dr. Emile Tompa and McMaster University Associate Professor Dr. Rebecca Gewurtz on the business case for accommodating people with mental illness at work. Tompa (also a member Lancaster's advisory committee for this conference) and Gewurtz are sharing research commissioned by the Mental Health Commission of Canada that looks at the practices of employers who are actively engaged in recruiting and supporting workers living with mental illness.
Lancaster House conferences are designed for union and management representatives, human resources professionals and employment lawyers, providing updates on the latest workplace trends and case law from leading labour lawyers and subject-matter experts.