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Better Together

October 29 & 30, 2012

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Marriott Harbourfront

Exploring solutions for worker health, safety and well-being


Expert Presenters

Canadian and international experts, researchers, policy-makers, and compensation specialists will share their knowledge of issues impacting the health and well-being of today’s workers, including mental health, musculoskeletal disorders, violence, and integrated health and safety.

The Forum IV program was developed in consultation with the Forum IV Advisory Committee and the CCOHS Council of Governors.

Balanced Perspectives

Perspectives from Canadian government, employer and labour organizations will all be represented.

Participant Interaction

Small group workshops on each day will allow participants to discuss and identify solutions to promote healthier workplaces, centered on the key topic areas discussed during the Forum. Workshop highlights will be provided to participants after the conference.

Over the course of the two days, participants will be asked to identify their top challenges and questions, and experts representing employers and labour organizations will weigh in with their thoughts, via a panel discussion.

Health Care Focus

Are you in the health care industry? There will be specific workshops on each day that focus on the critical musculoskeletal and bullying issues affecting health care professionals.

Innovation Showcase

Gain insight and expertise from others. Visit the Innovation Showcase where examples of workplace health and safety innovation and best practices from across the country will be on display.

Simultaneous Interpretation

All sessions are in English and French language interpretation will be available.

Continuing Education Points

Forum IV qualifies for the following maintenance points:

  • Board of Canadian Registered safety Professionals (BCRSP) - 1.0 CMP (Approval No. 12421)
  • American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH) – This event contains up to 13.5 hours of technical contact time and is eligible for ABIH CM credit. For more information, please visit
  • Canadian Registration Board of Occupational Hygienists (CRBOH) - 2 CM points (Approval No. 2012-82).

A Scent Sensitive Event

To ensure the comfort and health of all Forum participants, we request that you avoid the use of perfume, cologne, or other scented personal products. We appreciate your consideration and thank you for your cooperation.


A "Scent"-sitive Environment
This will be a scent sensitive/smoke-free event.

Forum IV is facilitated by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)
• Members of CCOHS Tripartite Council of Governors • Canadian and International Health and Safety Leaders