Engaging with relevant workplace parties

Session details




Zoom videoconferencing

Didactic presentation by:

Sol Sax

Session objectives

At the end of this session, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe why health care practitioners should engage with workplace parties 
  2. Explain when health care practitioners should engage with workplace parties 
  3. Describe how health care practitioners might engage with workplace parties 

Session resources

Didactic presentation: Engaging with relevant workplace parties
In this presentation, Dr. Sol Sax discusses when, why, and how health care practitioners should engage with workplace parties.
Download the PDF(349.73 KB)
Human Rights at Work 2008 - Third Edition: IV. 9. More about disability-related accommodation
Accommodating the needs of persons with disabilities is one of the most common human rights issues in the workplace... This section highlights specific issues that employers may face when responding to requests for accommodation made by employees with disabilities. Source: Ontario Human Rights Commission
National Occupational Classification (NOC) Career Handbook - 8431.0 – General farm workers
The National Occupational Classification (NOC) is Canada’s national system for describing occupations. You can search the NOC to find where an occupation is classified or to learn about its main duties, educational requirements or other useful information. The Career Handbook is the counselling component of the National Occupational Classification (NOC) system. Source: Government of Canada
The Flag System
An article on the flag system to identify different barriers to recovery. Source: Physiopedia
WSIB Operational Policy: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in First Responders and Other Designated Workers
The purpose of this policy is to outline the circumstances under which PTSD in first responders and other designated workers is presumed to be work-related. Source: Workplace Safety and Insurance Board
WSIB: Work-related mental stress injuries
Sometimes work can be stressful, but when that stress contributes to a mental stress injury, you may need more support to recover. A work-related mental stress injury is a psychological injury or illness caused by one or more substantial sources of stress at a person’s work or by one or more work-related traumatic events. Source: Workplace Safety and Insurance Board

About presenter

Sol Sax has been an occupational physician for over 40 years. He has been the Chief Physician for Canadian companies, including Wellpoint/Oncidium Health, Ontario Hydro, CBC and Kinross Gold, as well as Canadian regional medical director/consultant for several multinationals, including  GE, GSK, Vale mining, Boeing, ThermoFisher Scientific, and Teva pharmaceuticals.. He has been a Medical Consultant to the Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, Atomic Energy Control Board and been involved in many international committees, task forces and advisory boards.

He has been an executive on numerous professional organizations, including the Occupational and Environmental Medical Association of Canada (1997-2002), President of the Ontario Society for Occupational and Environmental Medicine, and Chair of the Alliance of SHE professionals of Ontario and a Canadian Delegate to ACOEM. He is a past chair of the OMA section of Occupational and Environmental Health. He is a lecturer in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto and Assistant Professor at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. He has also been an examiner for both the Royal College and the Canadian Board of Occupational Medicine.

Born in Western Australia, Sol graduated from University of Toronto with degrees in both Engineering and Medicine (1978). He has a postgraduate diploma from McMaster University in Occupational Safety and Health (1981) and received his fellowship designation as an Occupational Health specialist from the Royal College of Physicians Canada in 1989. He is an active outdoor enthusiast who loves to play tennis, cycle, and spend time puttering at his cottage with his beautiful wife, Dominique, dog MIlo, and his many adult kids and grandkids.

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