Professional Development

All full day courses include continental breakfast, lunch and breaks.

Monday, May 1

Occupational Noise Testing

Tim Kelsall, CIH, ROH Director – Noise and Vibration Hatch - Consulting Engineers

Noise induced hearing loss is one of the fastest growing occupational diseases in Ontario, with claims exceeding $50 million a year. As of July 2016, a new regulation, Regulation 381/15: Noise, extends the noise protection requirements to all workplaces under the OHSA.

Measuring noise levels and workers' noise exposures is the most important part of a workplace hearing conservation and noise control program. It helps identify work locations where there are noise problems, employees who may be affected, and where additional noise measurements need to be made. Before taking field measurements, it is important to determine the type of information required.

The person making the measurement must understand: The purpose of measurement: compliance with noise regulations, hearing loss prevention, noise control, community annoyance etc.; The sources of noise, and times when the sources are operating; The temporal pattern of noise - continuous, variable, intermittent, impulse; and locations of exposed persons. In this full day course, participants will complete a practical noise testing exercise, using Dosimeters, prepare their findings report, and walk away with a plan they can use in the workplace.


The International Centre

Date & Time:

May 1 | 8:30 am – 4:30 pm


$319 + HST

Thursday, May 4 - Friday, May 5 (2 Days)

Mental Health First Aid

Marie-Louise de Boyrie, Consultant, Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS)

Just as physical first aid is administered to an injured person before medical treatment can be obtained, Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is provided until appropriate treatment is found or until the crisis is resolved.

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training was developed by the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) to improve mental health literacy and provide the skills and knowledge to help people better manage potential or developing mental health problems in themselves, a family member, a friend or a colleague. WSPS instructors have been trained and certified through Mental Health First Aid Canada.


Centre for Health & Safety Innovation (CHSI)
5110 Creekbank Road, Mississauga, ON

Date & Time:

May 4 - 5 | 8:30 am – 4:00 pm


$230  + HST

Friday, May 5 - Saturday, May 6 (2 Days)

BCRSP Prep Exam

Dr. Peter Strahlendorf, B.Sc.(Hon. Biol.), B.E.S., LL.B., LL.M., S.J.D., CRSP, CSP, Institute for Quality, Safety and Environmental Management Inc.

If you are an occupational health and safety professional with 3 or more years of experience, you may be eligible for the CRSP designation. There are now over 5,000 CRSPs in Canada. Employers value the CRSP as evidence of professional status and experience. The CRSP is awarded by the Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals. Please check the BCRSP website for details of eligibility and for the application forms to become a CRSP.

This two-day course prepares participants for the CRSP exam that is offered three times a year by the BCRSP (Feb, June and Oct). You can take the course with or without having first applied to the BCRSP. Some people take the course as a last minute review and others in order to develop a study plan. It is now advisable to take the course several months before the exam date. Content includes: the process of applying to the BCRSP, studying strategies, techniques for answering multiple choice questions, what to do on the day of the exam and sample questions from the 9 BCRSP study guides.

Participants receive manuals containing over 4500 study questions. Other CRSP prep materials summarize the study guides and therefore lose detail, and so are insufficient preparation. The 4500 study questions cover the details in the study guides. Participants also receive a Certificate of Attendance which is worth 2 professional development points in the application to BCRSP. Dr. Peter Strahlendorf has presented this course to hundreds of people across Canada since 1993 in cities all across Canada. This is the most widely used CRSP course in Canada. Most current CRSPs took this course.


Hilton Garden Inn, 1870 Matheson Blvd.

Date & Time:

May 5 - May 6 | 8:30 am – 4:00 pm


$459   + HST

Partners in Prevention 2017. Join the conversation at #PIP_Conf

Copyright ©2017 WSPS. All Rights Reserved