A Day in the Life of a Supervisor: Do You Measure Up? (Part One)
Michelangelo LaSelva, National Account Manager, Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS)
It is not easy being a supervisor today in Ontario. With all the demands of the job, do you have the knowledge and time to meet your legislative requirements? In this session, we will discuss what a "competent supervisor" should know and what they should be doing daily to protect their workers and themselves. This interactive session promises to be educational and fun with stories from the trenches, case study examples, and tips and tricks that will help you survive daily issues that may arise.
Investigations of Harassment: The Code of Practice
Jennifer Threndyle, Consultant, Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS)
The Code of Practice will be reviewed and discussed to learn how to conduct a harassment investigation. The reporting requirements, the steps of an effective investigation, communication methods (questioning), documenting and report writing. This session equips workplace parties with the basic knowledge, skills and tools to conduct harassment investigations as outlined in the Code of Practice.
Inspections Through a Different Lens
Louise Caicco Tett, MPH, CRSP, RN, President, Health & Safety Professionals Inc.
Mika Lees, Consultant, Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS)
You complete your workplace inspections every month just like you're supposed to but are you getting the most out of them? Join Louise Caicco Tett, a 20-year Basic Certification Training Facilitator, and Mika Lees, a Consultant from Workplace Safety & Prevention Services for an informative, fun, and practical discussion on workplace inspections.
Smart Phones and the Pursuit of Wellness (Part One)
Jim Lees, M.S.W., RSW, MBA, Social Worker/Private Consultant
Smartphones have been blamed for everything from shorter attention spans and depression to the destruction of our youngest workplace generation. One is left wondering where the truth ends and hysteria begins. This session examines what current research is telling us about the impact smartphone technology has on our behaviour, emotional life, physical selves, personal interaction and cognitive processes. We will consider the challenge we all face balancing the increasing demands for productivity and efficiency with the need to support and promote mental health and wellness of employees. To facilitate audience participation, please bring your phone, tablet or laptop as we will be doing polling during the session.
Pre-Start Health and Safety Reviews Done Right
Miles Purvis, President, ProSafe Inc.
Michael Wilson, Machine Guarding Specialist, Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS)
Integrating health and safety early - at the design stage before the equipment is used and/or before modifications are undertaken - is a cost-effective and proactive way to prevent workplace illness or injury. The benefits are numerous, including direct savings from minimizing retrofitting; less downtime; and, most importantly, maintaining health and safety in the workplace. When a Pre-Start Health and Safety Review (PSR) is triggered, the employer must ensure compliance with the applicable sections of the Industrial Establishments Regulation. After executing the PSR, all the measures identified in the PSR report must be taken before the apparatus, structure, protective element or process is used or operated. Attend this session to learn more about PSRs - when it's required, who is qualified to do PSRs, and more!
The Dawn of an Era: Bill C-65 and Workplace Harassment and Workplace Violence
Brad Smith, Partner, Weiler, Maloney, Nelson
Bill C-65 is an overhaul of the workplace harassment and violence provisions in the Canada Labour Code. Bill C-65 and its companion regulations impose significant and extensive duties on the employer including, but not limited to assessing the risk of workplace harassment and violence; preparing and implementing a policy; training specific to the culture, conditions and activities of the workplace; risk identification; responding to workplace harassment and violence; resolving and investigating workplace harassment and violence; and reporting obligations. This session will review and discuss these duties and what it holds for the future of all workplaces.