WSPS Safety Connection (2 hours)

Providing an energizing forum where health and safety professionals can connect, exchange ideas and share best practices in health and safety.

WSPS Safety Connection (2 hours)
Item #:  20097

Learn. Share. Discover.

Our new WSPS Safety Connection events are hosted at various locations across the province and showcase timely topics in health and safety, such as Workplace Mental Health, Occupational Hygiene (Noise), Accreditation, Falls from Heights, the Future of Robotics, and many others.

Join us, and together, we'll turn ideas into actions that will take health and safety in your workplace to the next level.

Why should you attend?

  • Stay up-to-date on legislative updates, new and emerging hazards, and trending topics in health & safety.
  • Engage in forward thinking discussions, gain knowledge and discover new approaches from industry colleagues.
  • Network with like minded professionals.


Plus…it's available to Health & Safety Professionals at no charge!

Session descriptions

Year after year falls continue to be the second largest cause of traumatic fatalities in Ontario. In this interactive session we will consider how best to prevent fall related fatalities and injuries and discuss the legislative and practical application of working at heights training in industrial and construction workplaces.

  • Look for Falls in schedule below.

Managers have the responsibility to create productive and safe work environments, free from injuries, illnesses and fatalities that affect the work place. In this interactive session, we will discuss the work place training they need to fulfill their health and safety responsibilities as outlined under Part II of the Canada Labour Code, the Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations and the National Joint Council Occupational Health and Safety Directive. Participants will discuss challenges and learn from others some of the best practices for keeping their managers educated, motivated and engaged to apply their health and safety training on the job, as well as transfer this knowledge to their employees. Participants will be given the opportunity to evaluate their current state, so they have a greater understanding of any gaps in health and safety training of managers in their work place and are able to identify action steps to take moving forward.

  • Look for Federal in schedule below.

On December 8, 2016, Bill 70, "Building Ontario Up for Everyone Act (Budget Measures)" received Royal Assent and became law. Under Schedule 16, the Chief Prevention Officer is authorised to establish standards and criteria for accreditation of health & safety management systems. In this session, you will be provided with an update on MOL's exploration of encouraging and recognizing employers who use OHSMS with the aim at better understanding the potential impact for businesses operating in Ontario, and how they can best prepare.

  • Look for Mgmt. Systems in schedule below.

The Legislature has amended the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act to allow entitlement for chronic mental stress starting in 2018. This will have significant impact on employers. An Employer Specialist with the Office of the Employer Adviser, will walk you through the background of mental stress issues at WSIB, explain the impact of the recent legislation and what employers should do. Specifically, you will learn:

  • What the WSIB currently accepts in mental stress situations.
  • About the recent chronic mental stress entitlement legislation.
  • About how mental stress is evaluated.
  • Look for Mental Stress in schedule below.

Want to know more about trends in workplace accidents and incidents and upcoming MOL Blitzes? Join us for an interactive session with a local Ministry of Labour Inspector and/or Employment Standards Officer, to learn more about new and emerging hazards, exchange ideas and share best practices for keeping your staff healthy and safe in your workplace.

Transforming the WSIB's Premium Rate Setting Model-The WSIB is transforming the way premium rates are set for almost 300,000 businesses all across Ontario. Our new premium rate setting model will increase fairness, boost transparency, and be more reflective of individual employer claims experience. As we get closer to implementation in 2020, we're here to support you and ensure you're prepared for our new model.

  • Look for WSIB Rate in schedule below.

Robots are rapidly becoming cheaper, smaller and smarter. In this interactive session we will explore some of the dangers of working with robots, some relevant safety legislation and aspects of standards, and how these may affect the safeguarding of robotic equipment in the near future.

  • Look for Robotics in schedule below.

Preventing and minimizing the risk of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in the workplace can be achieved when proper processes are followed. Attend this session to learn how one workplace discovered an ergonomic issue with a particular task, followed their internal health and safety program, and by doing so, successfully decreased the risk of a MSD occurring. The session will discuss how the workplace's program effectively used collaboration to engage all workplace parties, developed and implemented a detailed action plan, when and why they proactively conducted the ergonomic risk assessments, and how they implemented the recommendations.

  • Look for Ergonomics in schedule below.

The Agriculture sector offers youth, recent immigrants and seasonal agricultural workers an opportunity to begin their working experience. Studies have shown that these workers are at higher risk of workplace injuries and death in Ontario workplaces. In this session, we will discuss some common hazards and provide clarification on employer training obligations. You will explore ideas and share best practices for introducing new and young workers to the sector, with the aim of creating useful strategies to reduce the risk of workplace injuries and death.

  • Look for Young Workers in schedule below.

Event Information:

  • Refreshments (Coffee/Tea/Water) & Registration: 30 minutes prior to meeting
  • Facilitated presentation - 2 hours in length with 15 minute break
  • Encourages an open exchange with Q&As, scenarios and table groups discussions
  • This event is not a training session

Recommended for:

These events are suitable for all WSPS members and customers within any industry who wish to expand their health and safety knowledge, share best practices and network with their peers.

  • Health & Safety Professionals
  • Supervisors
  • Managers
  • Health & Safety Representatives
  • H&S Coordinators
  • HR Professionals
  • Operational Leaders
  • Joint Health & Safety Committee Members

Select a Scheduled Location and Date

27 scheduled date(s)
Location Function No. Date Time Notes Price
Barrie - Hampton Inn and Suites 208549 Nov 07, 2018 09:30:00 AM Mental Stress $0.00
Brantford - Best Western 208536 Sep 20, 2018 09:30:00 AM Mental Stress $0.00
Cambridge - Sunbridge Hotel & Conference Centre 208557 Nov 14, 2018 01:30:00 PM Falls $0.00
Cornwall - Ramada Hotel & Conference Centre 208554 Nov 14, 2018 09:30:00 AM Mgmt. Systems $0.00
Grimsby - Casablanca Winery Inn 208529 Oct 16, 2018 09:30:00 AM WSIB Rate $0.00
Guelph - Hampton Inn and Suites by Hilton 208543 Oct 17, 2018 09:30:00 AM MOL Hot Topics $0.00
Kingston - CFB Kingston 208550 Nov 06, 2018 09:00:00 AM Federal $0.00
Kingston - Travelodge Hotel Lasalle 208528 Sep 18, 2018 09:30:00 AM MOL Hot Topics $0.00
London - Best Western Plus Lamplighter Inn 208540 Sep 26, 2018 09:30:00 AM Ergonomics $0.00
London - Best Western Plus Lamplighter Inn 208526 Oct 11, 2018 09:30:00 AM WSIB Rate $0.00
Milton - Best Western Plus Milton 208544 Oct 10, 2018 09:30:00 AM Ergonomics $0.00
Mississauga - WSPS Training Facility 208541 Oct 02, 2018 09:30:00 AM WSIB Rate $0.00
Mississauga - WSPS Training Facility 208546 Nov 28, 2018 09:30:00 AM Mgmt. Systems $0.00
North York - Edward Hotel North York 208537 Oct 24, 2018 09:30:00 AM Mental Stress $0.00
North York - Edward Hotel North York 208551 Nov 08, 2018 09:30:00 AM WSIB Rate $0.00
Oshawa - Travelodge Oshawa Whitby 208538 Sep 25, 2018 09:30:00 AM Mental Stress $0.00
Ottawa - WSPS Training Facility (Ottawa) 208559 Nov 20, 2018 09:30:00 AM Mgmt. Systems $0.00
Peterborough - Peterborough Public Library 208556 Nov 14, 2018 09:30:00 AM Thinking Ergo $0.00
Sault Ste Marie - Quattro Hotel and Conference Centre 208548 Nov 22, 2018 09:30:00 AM Mgmt. Systems $0.00
Scarborough - Best Western Plus 208552 Nov 13, 2018 09:30:00 AM Pedestrian H&S $0.00
Scarborough - Holiday Inn Express 208525 Sep 13, 2018 09:30:00 AM WSIB Rate $0.00
St. Catharines - Holiday Inn & Suites Parkway 208539 Sep 25, 2018 09:30:00 AM Mental Stress $0.00
Stratford - Festival Inn 208545 Oct 10, 2018 09:30:00 AM WSIB Rate $0.00
Timmins - Travelodge Timmins 208524 Sep 12, 2018 09:30:00 AM Ergonomics $0.00
Vaughan - Courtyard by Marriott 208535 Sep 21, 2018 09:30:00 AM Pedestrian H&S $0.00
Windsor - Holiday Inn and Suites 208531 Sep 19, 2018 09:30:00 AM Robotics $0.00
Woodstock - Quality Hotel & Suites 208534 Oct 18, 2018 09:30:00 AM WSIB Rate $0.00