NEW Event for 2019!

Health and Safety Summit
Understanding workplace hygiene hazards

December 4, 2019 | London, ON
Best Western Lamplighter Inn,
591 Wellington Road South N6C 4R3


Luncheon Presentation: Machine Safety Panel Discussion

Morning Keynote Speaker: Marc Cousineau

Engaging workers in the recognition of occupational hygiene hazards

Chemical Substance

Luncheon Presentation

Come prepared to participate in this high energy, fully engaging session that will answer all your questions!

Respiratory Safety

Breakout Sessions

Safety Data Sheets, Noise Apps and Respiratory Safety

The dizzying smell of solvent vapours, a burning sensation from contact with a certain chemical, or ringing in the ears after prolonged exposure to a loud noise all point to a potential health hazard. If gone unrecognized or untreated, these harmful agents can lead to severe problems such as respiratory conditions, skin diseases and hearing loss. Don't leave your workplace vulnerable to these hazards. Join us for a day of learning and networking!

Why Attend?

Aimed at the non-occupational hygienist, this Health & Safety Summit will provide an awareness of the issues affecting workplaces and discuss proactive measures that can be put in place today to prevent future incidents from occurring.

  • Learn to recognize and control risks in your workplace
  • Gain insight from the Ministry of Labour and industry experts
  • Get real life examples of scenarios that may have application at your workplace

Who should attend?

  • Health & Safety Managers/Supervisors
  • Plant & Operations Managers/Supervisors
  • Joint Health & Safety Committee Members
  • Human Resource professionals who are responsible for health and safety
  • College students in trade programs and School Boards with co-op placements

Event Schedule

December 4, 2019

Registration & Continental Breakfast 8:30 - 9:00 am

Engaging workers in the recognition of occupational hygiene hazards

Marc Cousineau, CIH, ROH, Provincial Hygienist, Ministry of Labour (MOL)
Every workplace must comply with health and safety requirements set out by Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA). This session will start by providing a general overview of occupational hygiene hazards in the workplace; how to recognize a hazard and discuss controls; and outline regulations that apply to workplaces. A focus on upcoming changes to Regulations 490/09 Designated Substances and Regulation 833 Control of Exposure to Biological or Chemical Agents and what workplaces can do to prepare for the regulation changes to ensure you are in compliance.

How to use a safety data sheet to protect your workers

Sara Lovell, CIH, P.Eng. Occupational Hygienist, Consulting Services West Region, Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS)
This is not your typical WHMIS session! With the advent of WHMIS 2015, employers and supervisors must now ensure that their workforce is prepared to understand the 16 sections of a Safety Data Sheet (SDS). This session is aimed to provide strategies to better understand the information presented in a SDS and what it means to your workplace. Learn about approaches to decode the hazards noted in the SDS and better understand how to communicate the risk to your workforce. A focus on chemicals, the potential health effects, where to go for additional information and protective measures will be included in this presentation.

Noise apps and their effectiveness

John Oduyk, MSc CIH ROH, Occupational Hygienist, Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers Inc.
There are a number of noise apps on the market, but how do you determine which are reliable and which are not? John Oudyk has over 30 years of experience evaluating the performance effectiveness of noise apps and will share his insights on the effectiveness of these tools in the workplace. He will also provide sound advice on which apps to choose and will share tips on simple and inexpensive methods of noise control.

Breathe Safe at Work: How to use respirators safely and start a respirator protection program

Bev Borst MA, BScN, RN, COHN(C), Advanced Safety Specialist, 3M Personal Safety Division, 3M Canada Company
Michael Puccini, Health and Safety Consultant West Region, Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS)

Employers are required to provide workers with appropriate respirators when exposure to hazardous substances like gases and vapours, dusts and fibres are present in the workplace. Different hazards require different types of respirators. This session will take participants through an overview of the elements of a Respirator Program as defined by CSA Z94.4-18 highlighting key aspects such as: different types of respirators, cleaning and maintenance, employee training and fit testing. Quantitative fit testing will also be demonstrated.

Know your rights to refuse unsafe work

Carolann Quinlan-Smith, CRSP, Health and Safety Consultant West Region, Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS)
Come prepared to participate in this high energy, fully engaging session that will answer all your questions!

The OHSA sets out duties for all workplace parties and rights for workers. One of the least understood, or appropriately followed, section of the OHSA is the workers right to refuse unsafe work.

This interactive session will demonstrate the appropriate steps to be followed in the event of a work refusal pertaining to the handling of a hazardous product, and each parties' role in the work refusal process; the Worker, Supervisor, Joint Health and Safety Committee, and Ministry of Labour.

How to use a safety data sheet to protect your workers

Sara Lovell, CIH, P.Eng. Occupational Hygienist, Consulting Services West Region, Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS)
This is not your typical WHMIS session! With the advent of WHMIS 2015, employers and supervisors must now ensure that their workforce is prepared to understand the 16 sections of a Safety Data Sheet (SDS). This session is aimed to provide strategies to better understand the information presented in a SDS and what it means to your workplace. Learn about approaches to decode the hazards noted in the SDS and better understand how to communicate the risk to your workforce. A focus on chemicals, the potential health effects, where to go for additional information and protective measures will be included in this presentation.

Noise apps and their effectiveness

John Oduyk, MSc CIH ROH, Occupational Hygienist, Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers Inc.
There are a number of noise apps on the market, but how do you determine which are reliable and which are not? John Oudyk has over 30 years of experience evaluating the performance effectiveness of noise apps and will share his insights on the effectiveness of these tools in the workplace. He will also provide sound advice on which apps to choose and will share tips on simple and inexpensive methods of noise control.

Breathe Safe at Work: How to use respirators safely and start a respirator protection program

Bev Borst MA, BScN, RN, COHN(C), Advanced Safety Specialist, 3M Personal Safety Division 3M Canada Company
Michael Puccini, Health and Safety Consultant West Region, Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS)

Employers are required to provide workers with appropriate respirators when exposure to hazardous substances like gases and vapours, dusts and fibres are present in the workplace. Different hazards require different types of respirators. This session will take participants through an overview of the elements of a Respirator Program as defined by CSA Z94.4-18 highlighting key aspects such as: different types of respirators, cleaning and maintenance, employee training and fit testing. Quantitative fit testing will also be demonstrated.

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Registration Rates

  Early Bird Rate
Register on or before November 6, 2019
Regular Rate
After November 6, 2019
Full Conference $249 + HST $299 + HST

Volume Discounts

Registrations Discount
6 to 9 5%
10 to 15 10%
16 to 20 15%
21 or more 20%
Registrations must be made at the same time to be eligible. Registration rates include continental breakfast, lunch, luncheon presentation and breakout sessions. The early bird rate cannot be combined with any other discount or special offer. Volunteer, safety group, volume discounts and any other discounts or special offers cannot be combined.

Space is limited. We reserve the right to make venue and date changes with notice, speaker changes without notice and to cancel an event due to low registrations. No refunds or cancellations accepted after November 27, 2019. Substitutions welcome.

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