Ministry of Labour Priorities 2019 - 2020
Richard DenBok, Health & Safety Inspector, Ministry of Labour (MOL)
With over three decades of experience acting as a Ministry of Labour Inspector, Richard Den Bok, understands Ontario health and safety. Listen to his captivating stories on how the Occupational Health & Safety Act and Regulations have evolved over the years and how this will shape Ontario’s workplace health and safety in the future.
Health and Safety from the Trenches
Michelle Hamilton, Health and Safety Coordinator, Bradken Jim Irwin, Health and Safety Coordinator, Shearer's
Hear first-hand from two seasoned health and safety coordinators who have weathered multiple responsibilities while participating on many joint health and safety committees, the ups and downs of managing workplace health and safety across various locations. If you are challenged with competing priorities, operating several worksites, managing different JHSCs (all with their own unique risks and hazards), then you'll want to attend this session to hear the stories of how experienced professionals managed through it all.
OMG – Fun with Safety? Spice Up Your H&S Communication and Training
Lee-Ann Lyon Bartley, Vice President Health & Safety, Dexterra
Do you remember the monotone teacher from the movie, Ferris Buller's Day Off? Have your safety communications or training material started to bore you? Come and see some tools and resources used at Dexterra that you can add to your communication toolkit including free quiz games, 3D video creators and more. Do you have some great tools and resources to share? Come prepared to speak and engage with fellow participants and give away your secret tools. Let's help each other get spicier.
The New World of Cannabis
Erin Gorrie, Ontario Provincial Police (OPP)
Larry Masotti, Director, Strategic Relationships, Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS)
Join us for an interactive session on cannabis in the workplace, the law and ways to protect yourself as an employer, 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 (ESA)
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.
Shift for Sleep: Sleep Health for Shift Workers
Alanna McGinn, Sleep Expert, Good Night Sleep Site
There are steps an individual can take throughout the day and night that can promote healthy Sleep. Sleep Expert, Alanna McGinn from Good Night Sleep Site will discuss introducing new lifestyle habits and sleep tools morning, noon and night that will help you fall asleep easier and get the restorative sleep your body needs.
Pre-Start Health and Safety Reviews Done Right
Adrian Khan, Senior Manager, Environmental, Health, Safety and Security Mother Parkers
Chuck Leon, Warehouse and Racking Specialist, Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS)
Miles Purvis, President, ProSafe Inc.
Moderator: Rob Vomiero, Machine and Robotics Safety 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!