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WorkSafe to host event discussing how organizations can improve their safety performance

Oct
4

Regina, SK – As part of building injury prevention research capacity in the province, WorkSafe Saskatchewan is hosting an event featuring Dr. Lynda Robson, a scientist at the Institute for Work and Health and professor in the School of Occupational and Public Health at Ryerson University.

Robson will share the results of a research project, called Breakthrough Change in Workplace Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Performance, on Thursday, Oct. 4 at 10 a.m. at the Double Tree in Regina in Capital B Room (main floor). Her research on how organizations with poor safety records can improve their performance sought to understand the processes involved in organizations undergoing large improvements in OHS. Common factors in the firms were summarized in a 12-element model published in the academic journal, Safety Science. The core of the model is new organizational learning about OHS orchestrated by a “knowledge transformation leader.”

The event is for Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board staff, Ministry of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety staff and safety associations. Media are invited to attend.

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For more information, please contact:
Carolyn Van der Veen - WCB
306.535.2374
cvanderveen@wcbsask.com


WorkSafe Saskatchewan is an injury prevention and workplace safety partnership between the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) and the Ministry of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety. Through the partnership, both agencies offer programs and support that help employers and workers develop workplace health and safety programs. You can reach WorkSafe Saskatchewan at 1.800.667.7590. Follow WorkSafe Saskatchewan on Twitter @worksafesask.

Mission: Zero is an initiative to eliminate all injuries in Saskatchewan. Launched in 2008, the Mission: Zero campaign and programs drive home the effects of injuries and the importance of safety and injury prevention at home, work and play. The intent behind Mission: Zerois to bring about a significant reduction in the provincial injury rate.