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Introducing the New CSA Standard for Work Disability Management Systems

Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 11:00 AM PT, 2:00 PM ET

Every year, tens of thousands of Canadians become disabled and are unable to work, thereby becoming excluded from the many health advantages of workforce participation. In response to the growing concerns about managing disability in the workplace, the CSA Group, in conjunction with the Centre for Research on Work Disability Policy (CRWDP) and Conestoga College, has developed a new standard called the Work Disability Management Systems Standard (CSA Z1011). In this presentation, CRWDP director and IWH Senior Scientist Dr. Emile Tompa highlights components of the standard, which sets out best practices on injury/illness rehabilitation, return-to-work plans, and accommodation of workers with disabilities.

You will learn

  • About the purpose and substantive content of the new CSA Work Disability Management System Standard.
  • How the new Standard is intended to fit in to existing management practices.
  • What the Standard offers to complement the Accessible Canada Act and the Pan Canadian Strategy on Disability and Work.​

Take-home message

The new CSA Standard on Work Disability Management Systems fills an important gap in the roster of management systems guidance available to support worker health and wellness needs.​

Emile Tompa, PhD​

Senior Scientist, Institute for Work & Health​, Toronto, Canada

Dr. Emile Tompa is a Senior Scientist at the Institute for Work & Health, and Co-Director of the Centre for Research on Work Disability Policy. His research interests include the consequences of occupational health and safety system design on the health of individuals and populations, the economic evaluation of workplace interventions for improving the health of workers, the economic burden of adverse health conditions and disability, and the analysis of work disability policy systems.

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