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