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.
- 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.