Workers Health & Safety Centre

Register by October 18 for labour/researcher seminar on health and safety activism

Register by October 18 for labour/researcher seminar on health and safety activism
Space is still available for an upcoming seminar hosted by and for worker activists to explore strategies for effective health and safety representation.
Sponsored by Labour OHCOW Academic Research Collaboration (LOARC), McMaster University School of Labour Studies and the Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers, the seminar will engage students, union representatives, practitioners and researchers about ways to improve knowledge activism to prevent workplace hazards.
The seminar will explore LOARC research which examined different approaches to worker representation and which were more successful. One group, deemed Knowledge Activists, were most effective in addressing health and safety problems. These reps divided their time among a greater range of activities. Importantly, this included time spent building knowledge and relationships and using both strategically in their health and safety work.
The seminar will also include a focused discussion on recent Bill 132 amendments on workplace violence and harassment.
When Saturday, October 22, 2016, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Where McMaster University, Burke Science Building, Room 106, Hamilton
Registration Please register by October 18 by emailing Andy King at
Seminar is free. Lunch is provided at the end of the session.
Download and share the seminar flyer and agenda.
Learn more about LOARC and its latest research on knowledge activism.
The Workers Health & Safety Centre offers a full range of health and safety information services and training programs including programs specifically for joint health and safety committee members and worker representatives.
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Check out WHSC resources for health and safety representatives.
Contact WHSC and ask to speak with a training services representative. 
Call:    1-888-869-7950