The New World of Cannabis
Larry Masotti, Director, Strategic Relationships, Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS)
Det. Steven Lewis, Drug Intake/Drug Unit, Ottawa Police Services
Come join the Ottawa Police and Workplace Safety & Prevention Services for an interactive session on cannabis, the law and ways to protect yourself, your staff, your customers and your business. If you've got questions about how cannabis legalization will affect your business and employees, we've got the answers.
Ontario Electrical Safety Code 27th Edition: Understanding and Applying the New Requirements
Dr. Joel Moody, Director Safety Risk, Policy & Innovation, Electrical Safety Authority
The 27th edition of the Ontario Electrical Safety Code has been finalized and will come into effect as regulation on May 16, 2019. This new edition includes changes designed to enhance electrical safety and protect workers and the public. Changes include added requirements for Energy Storage systems and facilitating the use of Power over Ethernet to provide a pathway for sources of electricity, among other things. This session will help you understand and prepare for these changes before they come into effect. Electrical work conducted after the effective date needs to meet the new requirements.
Your Roadmap for Workplace Health and Safety
Speaker TBC, WSIB
WSIB has a new health and safety excellence program that integrates its three current programs (Small Business, Safety Groups and Workwell) into one. The new program provides a clear roadmap for businesses to improve workplace safety, whether they are just getting started or want to optimize what they already have.
Workshop participants will learn about the business case for health and safety, how to create your organizations roadmap for health & safety and the benefits and rewards of the new program.
The presenter will also touch on trends and emerging issues in health and safety related to municipalities, as well as updates/changes related to the Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSIB) and Ministry of Labour (MOL)
Pedestrian Safety and Traffic Management: Conducting Effective Inspections
Chuck Leon, CRSP, P.MM, Senior Technical Specialist, Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS)
Mobile powered equipment and pedestrians don't mix. Whey they do it can have costly consequences including fatalities, serious harm, expensive downtime and hefty fines. As warehousing operations become larger and more complex, inspections of conditions and practices relating to pedestrian and powered mobile equipment traffic are even more critical, and controls must be in place. This session will review the common and not-so-common hazards, identify best practices and net steps you can take in your workplace to ensure you have the proper controls.
Workplace Depression and Prevention
Dr. JianLi Wang, PhD, Senior Scientist, Director, Work & Mental Health Research Unit, The Royal's Institute of Mental Health Research affiliated with University of Ottawa. Professor, School of Epidemiology and Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa
Depression is a prevalent and disabling mental health problem in the workplace. In this presentation, Dr. Wang will share his expertise and research evidence in the domain of workplace mental health. He will describe the symptoms of depression and what are the common workplace factors that may trigger depression. Finally, Dr. Wang will share the tools and programs his team has developed, for preventing depression from the individual, managerial and organizational perspectives. The goal of the talk is to improve depression literacy, raise the awareness of workplace depression, and offer practical solutions.
Return to Work Following a Concussion
Renee Guillemette, OT Reg. (Ont.), Regional Manager, Community Services, CBI Health Group
An overview of concussion symptoms, what to expect in the phases or recovery and treatment recommendations to facilitate return to work will be provided in this session. Will review evidence-based guidelines on return to work post-concussion, share recommendations on what works and doesn't work, and suggest workplace accommodations to promote sustainable return to work. Will also look at what employers can expect in terms of gradual return to work plans and tips on how to assist their employees in the workplace while recovering.