Shifting Organizational Culture: How Leadership Can Empower the Workforce to Bring Positive Change
Brett Webb, MSc, Bbus, DipOSH, CMIOSH, CRSP, Culture and Organizational Development Specialist, Workplace Safety North (WSN)
Organizational culture, often described as "the way we do things around here" is the shared attitudes, beliefs, and behaviour in a workplace. A positive workplace culture is created when people believe employers genuinely care about them, which in turn improves business. Attend this session to learn about skills to engage and empower your workforce that go beyond traditional one-time training to create long-term, sustainable improvements to organizational culture. This session will introduce you to new concepts that can be applied to the real world.
A Day in the Life of a Desk Job Employee
Rachael Shaffer, Public Health Nurse, Thunder Bay District Health Unit
Do you spend most of your day sitting? Over the past few decades, the number of desk jobs, or jobs where individuals spend most of the day sitting, has doubled. Sitting for too long can put us at risk for chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and certain types of cancer. Even if you exercise regularly each week but still spend most of your day sitting, you are at risk for these serious diseases. Learn numerous simple and helpful tips to help reduce your time sitting while working at your desk.
Health, Safety and Indigenous Inclusion
Jason Thompson, Owner, Superior Strategies
The Indigenous population has been growing more rapidly than any other group in Canada and this trend continues to accelerate. With a growing and comparatively young population, it is evident that there will be many more Indigenous people entering the workforce in the years to come, therefore need to engage in health and safety training is imperative.
The Trouble with "Why": Transforming Investigation Interviews into Successful Interventions
Gary Phillips, BA, BEd, MA (Adult Education), CRSP, CHRP, Trainer and Consultant, Northwest Training and Development (NWTD)
We've been taught to ask "why" five times in a row to get to the root of an issue. We've assumed that the questions about "cause" that are built into our investigation forms are the way to go. What if there was a better way? Discover the latest techniques to get to the bottom of incidents, avoid any perceptions of blame, and recover quickly from error events.
The Changing Role of the Supervisor
Shannan Boston, Account Manager and Consultant, Territory North Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS)
A good supervisor wears many hats: Coach, mentor, employee and employer advocate, production coordinator, HR Liaison and health and safety specialist. It's a big job requiring this "superhuman" to be in all places at the same time. This session will cover how the role of the supervisor is continually evolving, and what changes this can bring.
Hazard Identification and Preliminary Risk Analysis at the Employer Level (Part 2)
Daryl Upton, Senior Consulting Services Development Lead Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS)
Robert Barclay, M.Eng., P.Eng, Mining Engineer, Northern Region Ministry of Labour (MOL)
Nothing can be more important than knowing the hazards and risks that go with the job, and how they are being controlled. Health and Safety Managed Systems around the world require employers to conduct Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment, resulting in inventories that live and breathe with healthy businesses and organizations. This interactive workshop will take participants through the steps that many employers are taking to develop effective risk registries. In alignment to CSA Z1002, participants will walk through a qualitative Hazard Identification and preliminary Risk Analysis exercise.