International Symposium on the Challenges of Workplace Injury Prevention through Financial Incentives


In today's competitive global economy, financial incentives are often seen by governments as an effective way to encourage workplaces to invest in occupational health and safety (OHS). But how well do these financial incentives work, and how can they be implemented to work effectively?



November 29-30, 2012 * 89 Chestnut Conference Centre, Toronto, Canada
www.iwh.on.ca/prevention-incentives-2012


This symposium will provide a forum for researchers, students, policy-makers, injured worker communities, employer organizations, worker organizations and other stakeholders to discuss the social, economic and policy implications of using financial incentives as a mechanism for preventing workplace injuries. By "financial incentives," we mean system-level fiscal measures to encourage employers to invest efforts and resources in injury, illness and work disability prevention, such as experience rating and other premium-setting modifications.

The conference program is available online.

To register online, visit our website at www.iwh.on.ca/prevention-incentives-2012/registration. Register before October 19 to receive the early bird rate of $100.

We welcome abstract submissions for research proposals, as well as submissions for 'real world experience' proposals from stakeholders who wish to share their own evidence and experience. For more information on abstract requirements and how to submit an abstract, visit our website at www.iwh.on.ca/prevention-incentives-2012/proposals. The abstract submission deadline is September 14.

A conference discount is available on rooms at the Metropolitan Hotel. Visit our accommodations page for more details. This discount will be offered until October 27.

For more information, please contact Harriet South at preventionincentives2012@iwh.on.ca or 416-927-2027 ext. 2295.
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