Improve performance in your warehouse

Jan 19, 2018

warehouse safetyWorried about how legalized marijuana use may impact your facility, and what to do about it? Get insights and direction at the WSPS 2018 Warehouse Safety Conference presented in partnership with IHSA on February 21, 2018. The luncheon keynote by Dan Demers, Senior Manager, Strategic Business Development, CannAmm, sheds light on key concerns: recreational use of marijuana and workplace performance, legalities around safety-sensitive positions, and developing and implementing policies and procedures to deal with this issue.

Last year's inaugural event sold out well in advance. The 2018 Warehouse Safety Conference features dynamic sessions with fresh slants on the full range of health and safety issues you face every day, from pedestrian safety and ergonomics to lift trucks and robotics.

"We're listening to our customers and to the ongoing challenges they face. Attending this conference is an opportunity to gain insight on how to address these issues," says WSPS Senior Account Manager Jennifer MacFarlane. "It's about creating a workplace culture that influences safety in the warehouse. You’ll walk away with best practices to help your warehouse become a safety leader."

Conference Highlights

Keynote: Molson Coors Canada

The day kicks off with a powerful keynote from Jeremy Shorthouse, Manager of Environmental Health and Safety at Molson Coors Canada and COS Magazine Safety Leader of the Year. He'll share his winning formula for achieving safety excellence.


Stay up to date with the latest information and techniques for controlling risks and boosting safety performance. Participants can design their agenda to suit their facility and their needs, with a choice of sessions throughout the day. Each session is participative and includes takeaways. There will also be plenty of time for networking and learning from peers.

"It doesn't matter where you are with your health and safety program," says Jennifer. "The conference deals with newer hazards in warehousing, like robotics, as well as core hazards that are an everyday reality in a warehouse environment."

Post-conference learning

Two optional half-day machine safety workshops on February 22 extend the learning opportunities:

  • Managing Pre-Start Reviews /em> (8:30a.m. - 12:00p.m.) will help participants determine when a review is required, and understand the legal requirements
  • Managing Machine Safety (1:00p.m. - 4:30p.m.) focuses on recognizing, assessing, and controlling risks associated with industrial robots and robot systems

The 2018 Warehouse Safety Conference takes place at the Centre for Health and Safety Innovation in Mississauga.  Register online or call 1 877-494-9777. Volume discounts are available. Register for post-conference workshops separately.