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!