ODRT News Brief
Sisters and Brothers,
The OFL-Occupational Disability Response Team is planning several select scheduled training events during the coming weeks. We are offering workshops for beginners to advanced level advocates. They provide the latest on WSIB policy developments, return to work and work transitioning, appeals and medical terminology. This is a great opportunity for members to upgrade their skills and network with injured workers, advocates and compensation specialists.
Appeals and Dispute Resolution Workshop April 10-15
The OFL- Occupational Disability Response Team is offering a select scheduled worker's compensation workshop, dealing with appeals and dispute resolution, during the week of April 10-15, 2011. The course takes place at the Bayview Wildwood Conference Centre in Port Stanton, Ontario and is a full residential offering. The registration fee is $1495 and includes accommodation (double occupancy), meals,refreshments, specialist instruction, course materials and certificate of participation.
Participants receive an in-depth analysis of different dispute resolution strategies involving mediation, the Appeals Resolution model and appeals before the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal (WSIAT). They will examine fundamental legal questions and prepare and present mock appeals at the Appeals Resolution Officer (ARO) and WSIAT level. Participants will also examine the use of research tools, how to gather evidence, prepare witnesses, examinations, cross-questioning, preliminary issues and formal objections. The course facilitators will provide a detailed and useful critique of each participant’s preparation and presentation skills. Pre-requisites are ODRT Level 1 and Level 2 courses or equivalency. To register..
Spring Training - Advanced workshops March 21-25
The OFL- Occupational Disability Response Team is offering several select scheduled week-long worker's compensation workshops during the week of March 21 - 25, 2011. The offerings include courses on Compensation Essentials ( level I, II and duty to accommodate), Return to Work Program and Medical Orientation.
The Essentials course is geared to individuals who are seeking a good grounding in worker's rights, obligations and benefits as defined in Human Rights and Workplace Safety and Insurance laws. The Return to Work course is geared to injured worker advocates who want an in-depth knowledge of return to work issues, work re-integration and disability prevention principles, policies and legal requirements.
The Medical Orientation course is designed for injured worker advocates who want a better understanding of the medical and research terminology used in worker's compensation case files. Participants will discuss specific work related injuries and examine Non Economic Loss (NEL) assessments and mock medical reports. Pre-requisites include Level I and II plus Level III Appeals or Return to Work Program. Registration is $845/person. To register..
Facilitating Work Re-integration March 29 - April 7
The OFL Occupational Disability Response Team is offering several select scheduled community awareness seminars, entitled Paving the Way 2 - Facilitating Work Re-integration, during the week of March 29 to April 7. They follow presentations offered in the Fall which provided participants with detailed information on new RTW research, legal and policy requirements for accommodating injured workers, key concepts for RTW strategies, work re-integration policies, disability prevention and therapeutic return to work and links between primary and secondary prevention. These seminars are a must for those involved with return to work and work re-integration strategies. Registration is $129/person. To register.. Paving the Way workshops March 29EtobicokeTravelodge 925 Dixon Rd
March 31OttawaChimo Hotel 1199 Joseph Cyr St.
April 5WindsorHoliday Inn 1855 Huron
April 6 LondonRaddison, 855 Wellington
April 7HamiltonSheraton 116 King St.
OFL-Occupational Disability Response Team
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Phone: 1-800.668.9138, fax: 1-416.441.0722, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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