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Windsor and District Labour Council’s 2nd Annual Health & Safety Conference features Occupational Disability Response Training (ODRT) Level I

November 20, 2016 - November 22, 2016

ODRT Level I: Introduction of Workplace Injuries and Occupational Illnesses

Prerequisite: None
Duration: 12 hours

The first of six modules offered within Prevention Link’s core curriculum, this introductory course begins by exploring the history of the compensation system in Ontario and the development of compensation legislation and the general principles of the system.

Participants learn:

  • How the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) determines whether an injury is compensable;
  • About some workplace injuries and occupational illnesses; and
  • Explore how to properly file a claim, and includes the applicable timelines.

Worker and employer obligations are covered as well as roles and responsibilities with respect to work reintegration. 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 injury employer. Shared responsibilities are also discussed and ways in which unions should participate in work reintegration are explored. Leading research shows that a collaborative and cooperative approach to work reintegration following the hierarchy of jobs, beginning with a pre-injury job, leads to better outcomes for both workers and employers. Protections under other legislation are also discussed should a work reintegration plan not provide sufficient protection to a worker in a work reintegration plan.

Finally, participants discuss how to effectively implement the new skills that have been acquired through this course and what additional resources are available.

To register for this event, visit www.wdlcHealthAndSafety.webs.com or contact John Arnold at (519) 383-5144 for more details.

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November 20, 2016
November 22, 2016
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John Arnold
(519) 383-5144
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Best Western PLUS Leamington Hotel & Conference Centre
566 Bevel Line Rd,
Leamington, ON , Ontario N8H 3V4 Canada
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(519) 326-8646
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