Golden Horseshoe

Golden Horseshoe's OH&S Conference
Your Community. Your Workplace. Your Results.

November 16, 2017
Fallsview Casino and Conference Centre
6380 Fallsview Boulevard, Niagara Falls

Timothy Caulfield

Morning Keynote Speaker: Timothy Caulfield

Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything? When Celebrity Culture and Science Clash

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Conference Schedule

Dr. Timothy CaulfieldProf. Timothy Caulfield

Author and Professor of Health Law and Science Policy

Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything? When Celebrity Culture and Science Clash

Celebrities are everywhere! This matters. Seriously. Research shows that popular culture has a profound influence on people's health and that our ideals of beauty and success are framed by a celebrity-dominated worldview. In this fun and provocative presentation, Professor Timothy Caulfield will examine what science tells us about the influence of popular culture. He will also debunk common health myths and provide practical, evidence-based, recommendations relevant to both healthcare professionals and to individuals seeking to live a healthy lifestyle.

Essentials for a successful Hearing Conservation Program

Karen Vye, Audiologist & Industrial Hearing Conservation Program Specialist, Workplace Medical Corp.
According to the World Health Organization, Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) is the most common permanent and preventable occupational injury in the world; but it doesn't have to be. An effective Hearing Conservation Program (HCP) can virtually eliminate this condition. This session will provide an overview of the six key elements and best practices of a successful program.

What should a supervisor do besides boss people around?

Mike Laselva, National Account Manager, Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS)
When it comes to a supervisor's roles and responsibilities, it is not just about "bossing" people around. In this session, we will discuss how to strike the balance of production, quality, and safety to ensure that you meet all of your requirements under the Occupational Health and Safety Act and other applicable legislation. At the end of the day, can you find the balance and achieve your objectives?

Maybe You Can Teach an Old Dog New Tricks: Adult Learning Principles

Kevin Waldbillig, Training and Development Specialist, Change Works Interactive
engaged? How will they retain what I am teaching? In this session, Kevin will provide you with the tools and strategies to entertain, educate and inform your audience and provide you, the presenter, the confidence to declare "Yes; you can teach an old dog new tricks!"

Data Driving Action: How to Use data to Implement safety Programs

Scott saint, P.Eng., MBA, C. Dir., 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 fi res 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.

High Times: OH&S Implications of legalizing Marijuana

Ryan Conlin, Partner, Stringer LLP
In light of the apparently imminent legalization of marijuana across the country, the question remains: what are the health and safety implications? This informative session will discuss case-law on drug and alcohol testing, the current science with respect to testing for marijuana, legal obligations to employees who are addicted to marijuana, development of legally compliant policies to address marijuana use. The American experience with legal marijuana and potential OHSA obligations in relation to drugs in the workplace. You won't want to miss this session!

MOL Update and Looking Forward

Chris Boccinfuso, Regional Program Coordinator, Ministry of Labour (MOL)
This session will look at current state of Ministry of Labour initiatives in health and safety. Representatives of both the Construction and Industrial programs will be on hand to discuss trends in enforcement and offer a peek at what's coming on the horizon. This session will give you ample opportunity to ask the Ministry questions in a safe environment.

Move or die: How the sedentary life is Killing Us

Tim Sitt, Author, Child and Family Therapist
The fitness industry is stagnant. Every year it churns out new workouts, new classes, new DVDs, but what good does this do when the average office worker is sitting 10 hours a day? Research is demonstrating that the negative health consequences of being sedentary are not offset by exercise. It's no longer enough to segregate movement to the gym or a single workout. The body thirsts for movement throughout the entire day just as much as it does for water, oxygen and food. This session is about learning to become self-aware of stagnation of any kind, including sitting, and how to use movement to create choice and health.

Back to Life

Peter Tucker, OPP Officer
Constable Peter Tucker relates the harrowing motorcycle crash he experienced in 2014, that severed his left leg above the knee and put him in a coma for three weeks. Peter talks about finding his strength and the leaning on the unwavering support of those around him. Playing with the cards you are dealt can be challenging. This session explains his struggle to create a new "normal" in life and striving to reach his pre-accident self.

Beyond GHs: Stop the Confusion and Manage Your Chemical Program Before the MOL Comes Knocking

Tova Larsen, Consultant, Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS)
WHMIS programs are in flux and a year-long Ministry of Labour (MOL) WHMIS blitz is underway. Is your WHMIS program ready for a MOL visit? Come learn what the MOL is looking for from employers through the transition to support the worker’s right to know and learn how to build a transition plan for your organization step-by step. Be prepared and know what to expect. Even if you are not receiving products with new labels yet, this session is for you!

Does your workplace require or even have a solid emergency or rescue plan?

Brian Kovalcik, Operations Manager, Team 1 Academy
Jeremy Shorthouse, Manager Environmental Health & Safety, Molson Coors Canada

The days are over for workplaces stating that dialing 911 is their emergency plan. If your employees work at heights (fall arrest), enter confined spaces, handle chemicals or work in any other situation that potentially could require a rescue or spill clean-up, you need to have a solid emergency and rescue plan that meets all legal requirements. This facilitated interactive session will give you an opportunity to work in a group on a specific emergency scenario and help answer any questions you may have around emergency and recue plans. Participants will gain knowledge and receive information on what a best practice emergency and rescue plan looks like.

Michael LandsbergMichael Landsberg

Former Host of TSN's Off the Record and Mental Health Advocate

Sick, Not Weak: Depression, Sports and Me

Michael Landsberg was the charismatic and outspoken host of TSN's Off the Record and from watching his show, you'd never guess that he has been battling mental illness and depression for most of his life. Lifting the stigma from this topic, Landsberg delivers a powerful and personal keynote on the dangerously misunderstood issues of depression and mental health. Depression can affect even the most successful of athletes-from Clara Hughes, one of the great amateur athletes in Canada, to retired NHL Goalie, Clint Malarchuk. Landsberg shares the story of his own battle with mental illness, as well as the unexplored stories of some of the world's most recognizable sports figures, to show us that recovery, strength and hope are possible in some of our darkest times.

Goodbye Stress, Hello Life: This is Your Journey

Allan Kehler, B. Ed., B. Phed., Author and Instructor, Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technology
Life will naturally bring us challenges and stress - the key is moving forward so that it doesn't impact other areas of our lives. Drawing from personal and professional experiences, Allan provides direction that inspires individuals to persevere through their personal challenges rather than avoid or escape them. He challenges people to take an honest look at what lies beneath their pain, and provides the tools to heal through a holistic approach. This is YOUR journey, and Allan empowers you to return to the journey that you were meant to lead.

Active Shooter: Planning and Response Strategies

Jim Rovers, Senior Vice President, AFIMAC Global
Total chaos typically ensues in an active shooter situation. This session will give your organization the program planning and training suggestions which will help you minimize that. We begin with what is the most critical element of the plan - effective and timely communication to local public emergency services and all facility/property occupants. We will then outline the general deployment guidelines for on-site security forces and their cooperation with arriving public emergency service personnel. Establishment of a command post to coordinate the lockdown of the facility and the apprehension of the shooter will be covered. General emergency response priorities will be discussed. Finally, incident documentation and post incident reaction evaluation will be addressed.

Construction Project? Yes or No?

Lou Terpstra, Consultant, Infrastructure Health & Safety Association (IHSA)
Steve Hinds, Health and safety Manager, ArcelorMittal Dofasco
Betty Lofthouse, Consultant, Workplace Safety & Prevention services (WSPS)
Moderator: Jennifer MacFarlane, Key Account Manager, Workplace Safety & Prevention services (WSPS)

An interactive session with a lively panel of experts…have you ever wondered if your project is a construction project or maintenance project? While employers can contract out work, they cannot contract out their legal responsibilities for health and safety. What are some tips on handling third party providers? Get answers to these questions and more. Ask our panel of industry experts from the construction and industrial sectors including IHSA, WSPS, MOL and ArcelorMittal Dofasco.

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Registration Rates

Super Early Bird Rate: Save $60
Register on or before October 26, 2017
$269 + HST
Early Bird Rate: Save $30
Register on or before November 9, 2017
$299 + HST
Regular Rate
After November 9, 2017
$329 + HST
Student Rate
(with proof of Student ID #)
$99 + HST
Student rate: Available to full time students on proof of Student ID#. Limited spaces available! Must provide student ID number at time of registration, and valid student ID card on-site. Please contact our Customer Care Department at 905-614-1400 or 1-877-494-WSPS (9777) to register and for more information.

Volume Discounts

Registrations Discount
6 to 9 5%
10 to 15 10%
16 to 20 15%
21 or more 20%
Registrations must be made at the same time to be eligible. Registration rates include continental breakfast, keynote speakers, lunch, conference sessions and admission to trade show. The early bird rate cannot be combined with any other discount or special offer. Volunteer, safety group, volume discounts and any other discounts or special offers cannot be combined.

We reserve the right to make venue and date changes with notice, speaker changes without notice and to cancel an event due to low registrations. No refunds or cancellations accepted after November 9, 2017. Substitutions welcome.

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