Professor Lippel Tours Europe to Speak on a Variety of Occupational Health and Safety Topics

Posted on Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Professor Katherine Lippel will visit Europe several times this spring and summer, stopping in Oxford, Paris and Geneva to present on a variety of topics related to occupational health and safety.

On May 18 and 19, Professor Lippel will visit Pembroke College, Oxford University, to attend an international conference on the intersection of labour law and human rights entitled A Better Future For Women at Work: Legal and Policy Strategies. The conference is organized by the Oxford Human Rights Hub and the International Labour Organization and aims to identify new, innovative and transformative legal strategies for securing a better future for women at work.  Professor Lippel will present a paper entitled “Conceptualizing violence at work from a gender lens: regulatory strategies for prevention and redress.”

On June 2 and 3, Professor Lippel will travel to Paris for an international conference on occupational cancers.  Organized by GISCOP 93 (Le Groupement d’intérêt scientifique sur les cancers d’origine professionnelle) – a research group that strives for knowledge, recognition and prevention of occupational cancers – the conference seeks to lift the veil on different forms of occupational cancer.  Professor Lippel will bring a legal perspective to the conference, presenting on the uncertainty involved in linking cancer to an occupational origin for compensation purposes.

Finally, on July 5-7, Professor Lippel will visit the headquarters of the International Labour Organization in Geneva to co-present a paper with Barbara Neis of Memorial University at the 5th Conference of the Regulating for Decent Work Network.  Professors Lippel and Neis will present a paper entitled “Work organization and mobility: Implications for social protections and occupational health and safety” which compiles the results of a classic legal analysis in seven Canadian jurisdictions that point to a need for better protections to govern not only the quality of working life, but also the hazards and challenges associated with mobility itself: getting to and from work, living at work, and maintaining work-life balance while living at the workplace for long periods of time.

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