Measuring Stress in the Workplace
John Oudyk, CiH, ROH, Occupational Hygienist, Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW)
Now that the WSIB will be recognizing disablements due to chronic stress, it is important for workplaces know what kinds of stress are present in the workplace. The Mental Injuries Tool group in conjunction with the Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers and with the help of the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health & Safety have developed a tool for measuring workplace stress called Stress Assess. We will review the research that went into developing the tool and show you how this tool can be used to improve the psychological health and safety in your workplace. There will also be a chance to try it out the tool yourself.
High Times: OH&S Implications of Legalizing Marijuana
Ryan Conlin, Partner, Stringer LLP,
Jeremy Schwartz, Associate, Stringer LLP
In light of the apparently imminent legalization of marijuana across the country, the question remains: what are the OH&S implications? This informative session will discuss case-law on drug/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 marijuana in the workplace. You won’t want to miss this session!
Robot automation and Robot Safety
Natalie Edery, CRSP, HSE Specialist, ATS automation
Robot automation technology has single-handedly changed global manufacturing through increased efficiency and lower costs. It's safe to say that robot automation will continue to evolve and change the way manufacturing equipment is designed and how people interact with it. That makes it all the more important for us to interact with and utilize it safely and responsibly. Hazards associated with robots are well recognized, but the sources of the hazards are frequently unique to a particular robot system. Attend this session to learn more about this evolving technology.
Working at Heights: What You Need to Know
Scott Connor, Chief Training Officer, Team 1 Academy
This presentation on Working at Heights, will recognize common fall hazards, assess the impact of the fall hazards, identify controls to eliminate/minimize the fall hazards, and evaluate the effectiveness of the controls used. A portion of the laws and regulation related to working at heights will be highlighted as well.
Coaching in the Moment Through Experiential Learning
Brian Roberts, Health and Safety Coordinator, Arcelor-Mittal Dofasco Inc.
Experiential learning is invaluable, and as health and safety management systems continue to evolve, numerous best practice companies are implementing strong situational awareness employee programs. In this session, learn how Arcelor Mittal Dofasco's "SMART" program, (Situational Management and Awareness Recognition) is so successful and why your company should be implementing a similar program.
Training Millennials in the Workplace
Each generation brings strengths and weaknesses to the workplace and everyone would be better off if they could learn from each other. As the gap between what people learn in college and what is required for work in the real world seems to grow, organizations will be required to pick up the slack and create training for millennials on core concepts they need to know in order to adequately perform their role. This session will discuss some of the top tips for training Millennials in the workplace.
Incident Investigation: Using the 5 "Why's" to Get to The Root Cause
Jeff King, Health & Safety Manager, Linamar
Workplace accidents can injure or kill people, cause damage, impact morale, production, your company's reputation and financial bottom line. If an incident occurs, a thorough investigation should be conducted to determine and address the root causes to prevent recurrence in the future. Learn the "route to the root" from initial scene management to formulating recommendations for corrective action. Return to the workplace more confident, capable and ready to conduct effective and impactful investigations.