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

Our focus in this session is to explore ergonomics and human behaviour, not only as a part of MSD prevention, but as a crucial component to the success of implementing other health and safety programs in the workplace.

  • Look for Ergonomics in schedule below.

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 Thinking Ergo in schedule below.

How do you ensure pedestrian safety inside and outside your workplace? Preventing pedestrian incidents by physically separating them from lift truck and truck traffic is the best approach. However, this is not always possible as work duties may require pedestrians to walk and work around vehicle traffic.

Join us for this interactive session and together we will explore the risks associated with pedestrians walking amongst vehicles, ways to minimize these risks and share strategies for managing the flow of pedestrian and industrial vehicle traffic in your work environment.

  • Look for Pedestrian H&S 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