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Niagara Regional Labour Council 2024 Health & Safety/ WSIB Educational in-person

July 15 - July 19

Niagara Regional Labour Council Health and Safety/WSIB Educational

July 15, 2024 at 9:00 AM – July 19, 2024 at 5:00 PM EST

Best Western St.Catharines

2 North Service Rd

St.Catharines, Ontario

L2N 2G9

Prevention Link courses offered

Level 1: Rights & Obligations:  Provides an overview of Ontario’s compensation system, the development of legislation and the general principles of the system. Worker and employer obligations, roles and responsibilities with respect to work reintegration are covered. The WSIB work reintegration policies are discussed and the new direction that the Board is taking with respect to returning workers to their pre-injury job with the accident employer. Disability Prevention best practices and shared responsibilities are discussed and ways in which unions should participate in work reintegration are explored. Protections under other legislation are discussed should a work reintegration plan not provide sufficient protection to a worker.

Level 2: Benefits and Services:  Participants learn: the significance of legislation (OHSA and WSIA), regulations and policy, changes to the legislation and the effects these changes have had on benefits; and the benefits available under the WSIA in the three different eras, including PT, TT, FEL, NEL, and LOE. Detailed examples of benefit calculations and parameters affecting final number will be explored. The structure of WSIB and the appeal system are described in relation to the New Delivery Module and the roles of each WSIB position. Participants will also learn how to make a case plan for a successful outcome and different types of evidence to use. The organization of a Board file is presented and participants will explore how to effectively review a file.

Level 5: Medical Orientation (Prerequisite is WSIB level 1 & 2): This advanced course is designed to assist participants in understanding medical terminology, anatomy, and medical testing so they can interpret and be comfortable with Medical information in Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) files.  Participants will be exposed to medical terminology and human anatomy with attention to the different organ systems (skeletal, muscular, nervous, auditory, ocular, respiratory, circulatory, digestive and integumentary).  Special focus will be placed on injuries commonly seen in WSIB cases (back, bone, MSI’s, lower extremities).  Disorders such as chronic pain and fibromyalgia are discussed in detail.  Mental stress related injuries are examined and the WSIB policies relating to traumatic stress, psycho-traumatic disability and behavioural disorders are presented. Learn how disability and permanent rewards are determined, how they are assessed and the different types of awards (PPDS and NELs).

Prevention Link-3 Day Course Bundle: 3 day (July 17 to July 19)

Workers Comp 101: (day one)

This course introduces participants to the compensation system in Ontario, the history of compensation Legislation, its principals and third party rights of action.  Key definitions within the system are described Including: worker, employer, accident, disablement, recurrence, secondary injuries, aggravation, Occupational disease, stress and chronic pain.  Participants learn about injury reporting and how claims are filed, as well as the responsibilities of the workplace parties and medical professionals. Benefits and Services for injured workers are presented.

Return to Work 101: (day two)

The objective of this course is to provide participants with the tools to develop strategies to assist Workers with disabilities, individually and collectively and return them to long-term healthy and Productive employment.  The course also reviews noteworthy case law and Human Rights Legislation.

Principles of Accommodation Law: (day three)

The workshop focuses on the most frequently cited ground of discrimination that is disability.  It looks At how disability and the duty to accommodate plays out with emphasis on employment.  The Workshop will help participants recognize rights, obligations and principals of accommodation (respect for dignity, individualization, integration and full participation)

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To learn more about the educational, please visit: https://niagaralabour.ca/events/summer-school-2024/

The registration deadline is June 1, 2024

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Best Western St. Catharines Hotel & Conference Centre
2 North Service Road
St. Catharines, Ontario L2N 4G9 Canada
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