Understanding the Financial Piece of the Safety Puzzle
Jeet Tulshi, MBA PMP CRSP, Casualty Risk Control, Liberty Mutual Canada
Successful safety professionals know that talking "safety" to senior management rarely gets traction without explaining its true value. Being able to reframe safety in dollars and cents and assess its impact on the company's bottom line gets senior management's attention every time! Starting a new safety initiative, installing new safety controls or implementing a training program all require financial investment. Obtaining approval for any safety project cannot be done without preparing a solid business case and showing the financial benefits. Anyone who has direct or indirect responsibility for worker safety including safety professionals, human resources practitioners and employers will find this session extremely useful.
In building a business case for safety, participants will learn: 1. To assess the impact of workplace injuries on a business' profitability i.e. how much sales are needed to 'recover' the cost of injuries 2. To determine the correlation between a company's loss history and cost of workers' compensation insurance using a case study 3. The pros and cons of popular safety calculators that help to determine true cost of injuries and justify investments in safety programs
Coping with Loneliness and Isolation
Dr. Bill Howatt, President, Howatt HR Consulting and Chief of Research Productivity, Conference Board of Canada
There is nothing like a pandemic to challenge a society's ability to feel socially connected. For many, coping with isolation and social distancing can be trying, as it is something many of us have never had to do before. It makes sense that it is difficult mainly because a core pillar for mental health is social connections. Social connections are influenced by our ability to connect with others, as well as the quality of these connections in our own homes, workplaces and communities.
Isolation can be defined as a barrier that has a negative impact on our ability to perceive that we can be as socially connected with others as we want. There are many different steps that we can take to protect our psychological safety and in this webinar, Dr. Howatt, will share some of his founds from research around perceived isolation barriers.
High Performing JHSCs in Challenging Times
Patrycja Galka, Chemist, JHSC, McCormick
Joe McKinnon, Shipper/Receiver, JHSC, McCormick
Mike Mowry, Blending Operator, Co-Chair JHSC, McCormick
Shara Nichols, Health and Safety Coordinator, McCormick
Dennis Westaway, Industrial Line Operator/Supply JHSC, McCormick
Now, more than ever, Joint Health Safety Committees (JHSCs) play a critical role in our workplaces. Learn first-hand from McCormick Canada how they have successfully pivoted from face to face meetings to virtual meetings, while managing challenges like chaotic conference calls, keeping projects on track, video communication protocols, and still getting participation from everyone. Join a few members of the McCormick JHSC as they share the lessons they learned on this journey, along with pictures, stories and practical ideas you can use too!
Occupational Hygiene in a Pandemic: The Conversation Continues
Craig Fairclough, MSc, CRSP, ROH, CIH Occupational Hygienist, Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS)
Let's take a step back and review what has happened over the past six months. What do we know about COVID-19 today? How have businesses adapted to keep their workplaces safe and productive, and what do we need to improve upon to prepare for the impending second wave? In this session, we will discuss lessons learned during this rapidly evolving and unprecedented time, and discuss practical solutions and resources related to occupational hygiene hazards heightened by the pandemic in the various sectors.
Luck is not a Strategy - Making Risk Assessments Effective in your workplace
Jeremy Shorthouse, Director, Health & Safety, Give & Go Prepared Foods Corp
Mike Wilson, P. Eng., CMSE®, FS Eng., CRSP, Machine Guarding Specialist, Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS).
Many companies make decisions based on risk. It might be a four-letter word but understanding risk can improve your chances of success. Does your company understand the importance of conducting risk assessments? Do they understand how simple and powerful this process can be? Do you have the tools required? Do they know how to score risks? Do they understand how to put a positive spin on reducing risk?
In this session, Mike and Jeremy will discuss why risk assessments are the most important part of your program, the Risk Assessment process (overall hazard, machine specific, dynamic, etc.) from start to finish and a new way of looking at the scoring of risks vs. the traditional.