Beyond Stigma and Treatment: Creating Mental Wellbeing Through a Positive Culture (Part 2)
Brett Webb, Bbus, DipOSH, CMIOSH, CRSP, Consultant, Workplace Safety North
Mental illness is a leading cause of disability in Canada. In any given year, 1 in 5 Canadians experience a mental health problem, costing the country an estimated $51 billion per year. We need to move beyond the conversation about stigmas, treatment and psychological compliance to include meaningful dialogue about empowering people by teaching them how they can take control of their own mental wellbeing. This session will cover an introduction to key concepts and application of positive psychology - the scientific study of psychological wellbeing and human flourishing. The session will provide the link between improving health and safety culture and a platform for the application of practical positive psychology exercises.
Sheena Albanese, Thunder Bay District Health Unit
Alcohol in our society is a part of everyday life, an always popular social lubricant and stress-reliever. But how much do we really know about alcohol? In this interactive presentation, explore myths and facts around alcohol and health, including topics such as sleep, mental health, hangover and long term effects.
The Effective Investigator: A Practical Case Study (Part 1)
Shannan Boston, GSC, CHSO, Account Manager and Consultant, Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS)
Do you have the skills to get to the root causes of an accident? Workplace accidents can injure or kill people, cause damage, impact morale, production, your company's reputation and financial bottom line. No employer wants to incur these costly losses. That's why if an incident occurs, a thorough investigation should be conducted to determine and address the root causes to prevent recurrence in the future. Unlike typical classroom training, this workshop takes participants out of their seats and puts them into the center of the action. It provides an ideal opportunity to practice and improve investigative skills in a safe setting. Through active engagement in a mock investigation case study, participants are coached along the "route to the root" from initial scene management to formulating recommendations for corrective action. This unique hands-on learning experience sends participants back to the workplace more confident, capable and ready to conduct effective and impactful investigations.
The What and Why of Functional Safety: Basic Concepts
Michael Wilson, B.E.Sc., P. Eng., CMSE, CRSP, Technical Consultant, Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS)
The current CSA standards for robot safety (Z434-14) and Safeguarding of Machinery (recently revised to Z432-16) both recognize functional safety as part of the design requirements. But what is functional safety? When a worker opens an interlocked door on a machine and the hazards are controlled - this is functional safety. But functional safety extends beyond the electrical safety circuit, and focuses on the performance of the entire control system - including hydraulic, pneumatic and electronic systems. This awareness session will introduce the basic concepts and considerations around functional safety including identification, required risk-reduction, and confirmation that the safety function performs as intended.
Data Driving Action: How to Use Data to Implement Safety Programs
Scott Saint, Chief Public Safety Officer and Vice-President Regulatory & Safety Programs, Electrical Safety Authority (ESA)
You have a safety challenge and some data... but what's next? Fifteen years of electrical safety data-driven insights have guided ESA's design and implementation of initiatives that minimize electrical harms for all Ontarians. ESA has launched safety campaigns for Ontarians at risk from overhead powerline contact, electrical harm on the job and electrical fires in the home. Scott Saint, ESA's Chief Public Safety Officer and Vice-President of Regulatory and Safety Programs will discuss these real life examples to help you tie the bow on the safety initiatives at your organization.