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Sold-out health and safety show starts to gear up for 2009

Toronto, ON -- With a sold-out trade show, standing room only at keynote addresses and many other sessions, 510 boo...


Health & Safety

August 12, 2008
By MRO Magazine

Toronto, ON — With a sold-out trade show, standing room only at keynote addresses and many other sessions, 510 booths with two trade shows under one roof, and the introduction of the Machine Automation Safety Congress (MASC), the Industrial Accident and Prevention Association’s 91st annual health and safety conference and trade show — Health & Safety Canada 2008 — conferred a series of ‘firsts’ for the 6,200 delegates in attendance.

Taking place in Toronto, ON, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, on April 2123, 2008, Health & Safety Canada 2008 focused on the workplace of the future – a world with zero workplace injuries, illness, and deaths – by putting the safety of the worker and the work environment at the top of the agenda.

This year’s series of ‘firsts’ for the annual, national conference and trade show included: the launch of the MASC, the bestowing of the inaugural IAPA Russ Ramsay Media Awards for Excellence in Health and Safety Reporting, a new partnership with the Conference Board of Canada for the Leadership Summit, an increased focus on youth, and a Day of Recognition, acknowledging champions of workplace health and safety with a number of awards, including IAPA’s own President’s Awards.

Citing attendance increases over previous years, IAPA president and CEO, Maureen Shaw, said, “Initial results show outstanding achievements on a number of fronts. We are pleased and overwhelmed by the fantastic response to Health & Safety Canada. The wealth of information shared at this conference is critical to moving the prevention culture-shift forward.

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“Workplace health and safety has become a leadership issue and it’s vital that we focus on the importance of sharing innovative and transferable knowledge and we recognize its role in promoting the safety, health, and productivity of our workplaces,” she said.

IAPA’s Health & Safety Canada 2009 will be held April 20-22, 2009, with the theme ‘Imagine. Innovate. Inspire.’

Visit www.iapa.ca for more information.