In this session, participants will learn about:
- How the duty to accommodate applies to employee mental health
- How to understand accommodation needs of employees with mental health limitations
- Key strategies for accommodating employees with mental health issues through all phases of employment
About Elizabeth Rankin-Horvath
Elizabeth Rankin-Horvath, President and Founder of Hale Health and Safety Solutions Ltd., is an Occupational and Psychological Health and Safety Specialist, Integration Coach and Speaker. During her 20 year career Elizabeth has developed a clear understanding of the link between mental health, occupational health and safety, and business outcomes. She has helped organizations successfully integrate OH&S systems and improve their disability management programs, resulting in significant reductions in injuries, illnesses and claims costs. She was the CSA Group Project Manager on the development of the National Standard of Canada on Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace and now helps organizations create psychologically healthy and safe workplaces where employees and the organization can flourish.
Elizabeth is a Canadian Registered Safety Professional, a member of the Human Resources Professionals Association and member of Board of Directors for the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering -Toronto Chapter.
About Norm Keith
Mr. Keith is a partner in the law firm Fasken Martineau, in their Toronto office. Mr. Keith is the leading occupational health and safety (OHS) lawyer in Canada. He advises and represents employers, officers and directors, and managers regarding OHS/WSIB compliance, accident investigations, and litigation across Canada. He has successfully defended hundreds of OHS prosecutions at trials and appeals. He has written many of the leading texts in the OHS field, including Canadian Health and Safety Law, Canadian Emergency Management and Response Manual, and Workplace Health and Safety Crimes (3rd Edition), dealing with the Bill C-45 amendments to the Criminal Code. Mr. Keith was the first practicing lawyer in Canada to earn the Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) designation. He is a highly sought after lawyer, speaker and trusted advisor by employers, business associations, bar associations, universities, and risk management conferences.