Workers Health & Safety Centre

Work-related brain injury prevention focus of upcoming Toronto presentation

Work-related brain injury prevention focus of upcoming Toronto presentation
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) suffered by workers and reported to compensation systems have risen dramatically of late. 
 
As reported by the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Ontario WSIB statistics show that claims involving brain injury diagnoses have doubled over the last 10 years, and a diagnosis of TBI has been found in almost half of Ontario workplace fatalities.
 
These injuries, their causes, health outcomes along with implications for prevention will be discussed at an upcoming “lunch and learn” presentation at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute. A new workplace brain injury app will also be introduced.
 
What: Work-related traumatic brain injury: innovations for prevention
When: June 1, 2016, 12:00 - 2:00 pm 
Where: Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, 550 University Avenue, Toronto,
New Location:  Lecture Theatre (Basement: B-121)
Who: Injured workers, their families, worker representatives, clinicians, employers, insurers, policy makers 
    
Traumatic brain injuries are commonly caused by falls, vehicle crashes and being struck by an object. Injured workers can suffer short and long term cognitive effects (i.e. memory and communication), sensory impairment (i.e. hearing and vision) along with physical implications affecting balance and strength. They can also suffer emotional health consequences.
 
For our part, the Workers Health & Safety Centre (WHSC) assists workplace parties through training programs and information services aimed at raising awareness about hazardous working conditions, including those which can contribute to falls, being struck by objects and vehicle driving hazards, and targeting prevention at the workplace level. This includes mandatory Work at Heights training.
 
To learn more from the WHSC:

Call:   1-888-869-7950 and ask to speak to a training service representative
Email: contactus@whsc.on.ca
Visit:   www.whsc.on.ca
 
Want additional information about the June 1, 2016 Traumatic Brain Injury presentation.
 
To register contact:
bhanu.sharma@uhn.ca