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2020 RSI DAY+ – "What is a Worker’s Life Worth?"

Presented in Partnership with the Sudbury Local Advisory Committee

February 28, 2020


8:30 AM - 11:30 AM EST

Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI) refers to a category of injuries involving damage to muscles, tendons and nerves caused by overuse or misuse.

Workplace injuries such as repetitive strain injuries (RSI's) affect 15% or over 5 million Canadians.  To increase awareness on these issues, the Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW) is pleased to offer 21st Annual RSI Day+ Webinar.


Panel Discussion presented by the Sudbury Local Advisory Committee: “What is a Worker’s Life Worth?"

12:00 pm - 3pm EST

It's easy to place a dollar value on work, but how do we calculate the life of a worker? Health and Safety regulations are weak and poorly enforced. Fines are low, compensation is limited. We don’t even know what counts as an occupational death. 

What's a worker’s life worth? Join us for a thought-provoking discussion by a panel of Canadian experts.

Moderator: Reuben Roth, Associate Professor, Laurentian University



Free – With Pledge to complete an Evaluation. 

OHCOW is a non-profit organization and we wish to ensure that the services we provide are providing value, solutions, and having impact to your occupational health & safety.  This presentation is brought to you at no cost but a few minutes of your time for your feedback.  Your comments are important to us in our ongoing effort to provide the highest quality of service. We value your participation and thank you for being part of RSI Day.  Please make the pledge upon registering to complete the evaluation.

The link to the evaluation will be sent via email following the presentation.

Please click here for our registration page on eventbrite.

Please RSVP by February 25, 2020



8:00 am – 8:30 am


8:30 am – 8:50 am

Welcoming Messages

8:50 am – 9:35 am

David Chezzi – Understanding Permanent Impairment Awards

9:35 am – 10:20 am

Trevor Schell – Cost Effective Solutions 

10:20 am – 10:35 am


10:35 am – 11:25 am

 Dr. Paul Demers – Using Scientific Evidence to Drive Prevention and Compensation

11:25 am – 12:00 pm

Lunch Break

12:00 pm – 12:40 pm

Sudbury Local Advisory Committee Presents: ‘What is a Worker’s Life Worth?’

Panel intro and background segment: Reuben Roth, Moderator

JP Mrochek

Janice Martell

Dr. Paul Demers

Dr. Steven Bittle 

Dr. Bob Barnetson

12:40 pm – 1:30 pm

Panel Discussion

1:30 pm – 1:45 pm


1:45 pm – 2:45 pm

Panel Discussion (Continue)

2:45 pm – 3:00 pm

Closing remarks/Summary/Call to action

Thank you for attending this year’s RSI Day event. We appreciate any and all feedback.



In Sudbury Area:

Outside of Sudbury:



Cambrian College

Link provided a few days before event

1400 BarryDowne Rd.

Parking at Cambrian College is $8.00.





OHCOW is a non-profit organization and must justify to our funder whether the services we provide are of value. We play an active role in helping to identify occupational health and safety problems and to find solutions to prevent disease and injury. This presentation is brought to you at no cost but we do ask for your help to evaluate our work. We would appreciate a few minutes of your time at the end of this presentation to complete a questionnaire and provide your feedback in respect to the impact of the knowledge we have provided.



Electronic versions of presentations will be made available here. No paper copies will be provided.



For a list of some of the resources used by or reccomended by our presenters, click here.


Online Access

A link to login to the event will be provided a few days prior to the event. 

A test date is being held on February 27, 2020 at 9am EST to ensure your firewall will not interfere with the broadcast. Please ensure your IT support staff is aware of the signal test to offer assistance. A link will be provided prior to the date. 

Technical support will not be available the day of the event.

Talk to us on 1-877-817-0336 toll-free or contact us online