Schedule

Registration
  • 7:00 AM
Conference Opening & Keynote

A Harvard MBA, New York Times bestselling author, award-winning blogger, and one of the most popular TED speakers in the world, Neil Pasricha is “a pied piper of happiness” who dazzles audiences with ideas and frameworks that skyrocket happiness into the stratosphere. With infectious enthusiasm, heartfelt authenticity, and a “what works” authority, Pasricha draws on the latest research in happiness to increase individual performance and create a more positive and productive workplace.

Neil Pasricha
Neil Pasricha
Author, The Book of Awesome & Happiness Expert
  • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Hall 1
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Conference Workshop

Don Langlois, Occupational Health Lead, DMC Mining
Tony Hughes, Claims Manager, DMC Mining

Learn more about common Mental Health Disorders, explore Stigma, and identify their association in the workplace. Attendees are expected to gain a new perspective by reflecting on their previous thoughts and behaviors toward Mental Health. Let’s use a more effective approach to facing situations related to Mental Health at home and in the workplace.

Mental Health: Why is it Important to Increase Knowledge in the Workplace?
  • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Room TBD
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Conference Sessions

Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything? When Celebrity Culture and Science Clash
The What and Why of Functional Safety: Basic Concepts
Excel-Erate Your OHS Program
Anatomy of a Fall: Accident Reconstruction & Lessons Learned
Mental Health Accommodations: Supporting Employee Success
Legitimate Work Refusal or Labour Relations Complaint?
Revitalize Your JHSC
OH&S Management: An Update on ISO 45001
Ministry of Labour Priorities for 2017-2018
Mental Health: Why is it Important to Increase Knowledge in the Workplace? (10:00 am - 12:30 pm)

Concurrent sessions and workshops
  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Rooms - Various
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Conference Sessions

Productivity and Collaboration in the Age of Digital Distraction
Everyone Has Liability in Workplace Situations
Lockdown, Hold and Secure, Shelter in Place… Which is it?
Safety Leadership for the Safety Professional
We Sit and Stand Every Day: The Relationship to MSD’s, Injury and Death
What Do Ontario Employers Spend to Prevent Work-Related Injury and Illness
Concussions: Causes, Symptoms, Return to Work and Prevention
Is Your Organization Psychologically Safe?
Critical Injury Investigations

Concurrent sessions and workshops
  • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Rooms - Various
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Conference Workshop

Dayna Firth, Dispute Resolution Services, Ministry of Labour (MOL)
Greg Long, Dispute Resolution Services, Ministry of Labour (MOL)

In this workshop with expert mediators, you will understand how and why conflict can escalate, and how attitudes and perceptions can obstruct insight, hinder learning, undermine meaningful discussion, and learn how notions of "rightness and wrongness" can impede our understanding and undermine effective communication. You will consider the biases that can hamper our thinking, and explore and practice approaches and strategies that can create the potential for more constructive dialogue.

Being Wrong, Managing Conflict and Solving Problems
  • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Room TBD
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Conference Sessions

Canada's Safest Employers
WHMIS 2015 and GHS
What’s New in Office Ergonomics? Outlining the New Z412 Office Ergonomics Standard
Prison Stripes, Corporate Probation, Injunctions, Bankruptcy: New Consequences for OHS Noncompliance
Responding to a Crisis
Who Would You Hire?
Building a Leading Indicator Program Within Your Workplace To Improve OHS Performance
A Practical Approach to OHS Programs: From the Paper to the Floor
Being Wrong, Managing Conflict and Solving Problems (2:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Concurrent sessions and workshops
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Rooms - Various
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Conference Sessions

Workplace Fatality: Is There More than OHS Charges? The WSIB Fatal Premium Penalty and Other Related Issues
The Changing Role of the Supervisor
Falls Prevention: From Mining and Industry to Your Own Backyard
Beyond the Sparks and Flames: Protecting You From What You Can’t See
Clarifying the JHSC’s Role in Workplace Mental Health
When Technology Hurts
Ontario Noise Regulations
Prescription Opioid Use in Safety Sensitive Environments: How to Mitigate Risk

Concurrent sessions and workshops
  • 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Rooms - Various
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Registration
  • 7:00 AM
Breakfast Keynote

Curt Steinhorst is on a mission to help today’s workforce win the battle against digital distractions. Having spent years studying the impact of tech on human behavior, he equips professionals across the world to work smarter and stronger in this constantly-connected age.

Curt Steinhorst
Curt Steinhorst
Distraction Expert
  • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Hall 1
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Conference Special Session

Jeremy Warning, Partner, Mathews Dinsdale & Clark LLP
Catherine Glaister, Crown Counsel, Ministry of Labour
His Worship Donald Dudar, Justice of the Peace

Have you ever wondered what could happen if you had a serious injury or fatality at your workplace and the Ministry laid charges? What would it take to defend yourself and your company’s actions? This is your opportunity to see it first-hand. A Judge, Crown Prosecutor, Defense Lawyers and supporting cast will actually stage a full trial. Come and see what due diligence really is and what it means in the courtroom.

Ministry of Labour Mock Trial
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • TBD
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Conference Sessions

Creating a Mentally Healthy Workplace: GE Canada’s Journey
Asbestos: No Safe Use
Working at Heights in Warehouses and Distribution Centres
How Do I Get Rid of This Stuff? Setting Your Sights on Zero Waste Facilities
Incident Investigation: An Overview of CSA Z1005
High-Performing Committees
Death by Powerpoint? Make Your Next Training Day Fun and Effective
Preventing Occupational Disease Worldwide
Ministry of Labour Mock Trial (9:30 am - 12:00 pm)

Concurrent sessions and workshops
  • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Rooms - Various
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Conference Sessions

Data Driving Action: How to Use Data to Implement Safety Programs
WSIB Rate Framework Modernization: An Update
Should we Say Something? Managing Hidden Disabilities in the Workplace
PPE, AODA and Human Rights: Intersecting Legislation
Peer to Peer Ergonomics Champions: The Foundation of a Participatory Ergonomics Program
A Study of Leading Indicators for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems in Healthcare
Getting from Good to Great… to Awesome Safety Performance

Concurrent sessions and workshops
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Rooms TBD
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Luncheon Keynote

Steven Page is a natural in front of a crowd. Having shot to international fame as the co-founder of The Barenaked Ladies, Page now boasts an impressive solo career, where he continues to showcase his creative genius. A witty, endearing, and searingly honest speaker, Page continues to earn his rightful place in our national conversation.

Steven Page
Steven Page
Iconic Canadian Musician & Mental Health Advocate
  • 12:30 PM
  • Room - Various
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Conference Sessions

Hot Topics on OHS Law
A “Fair and Just” Culture
Beyond Prequalification & Training: How to Build Lasting Partnership with Contractors?
Coroner’s Inquests: Recommendations and How They Change Legislation
NEW! A344-17: User’s Guide for Steel Storage Racks
Always Connected, Always On: Fatigue in the Workplace
Competent Supervisors: A Program You Can Implement

Concurrent sessions and workshops
  • 2:45 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Rooms - Various
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End of Day 2