WSPS Safety Connection (2 hours)

Providing an energizing forum where health and safety professionals can connect, exchange ideas and share best practices in health and safety.

WSPS Safety Connection (2 hours)
Item #:  20097
 
COVID-19 Update: Until further notice, WSPS is suspending all live in-person training courses and consulting activity, including Safety Connections. For your convenience, WSPS will be running a series of Virtual Safety Connection events. Please check below for more information. Find out how WSPS is responding to COVID-19 and the impact to our services.

Learn. Share. Discover.

Our new WSPS Safety Connection events are hosted at various locations across the province and showcase timely topics in health and safety, such as Workplace Mental Health, Occupational Hygiene (Noise), Accreditation, Falls from Heights, the Future of Robotics, and many others.

Join us, and together, we'll turn ideas into actions that will take health and safety in your workplace to the next level.

Why should you attend?

  • Stay up-to-date on legislative updates, new and emerging hazards, and trending topics in health & safety.
  • Engage in forward thinking discussions, gain knowledge and discover new approaches from industry colleagues.
  • Network with like minded professionals.

Reserving Your Seat

Due to popular demand our virtual WSPS Safety Connection events have consistently sold out. Want to ensure you are the first to know about upcoming events? Sign-up for WSPS Safety Connection advance notice straight to your in-box.

Session descriptions

Even without Covid-19, our agriculture sector faces many unique challenges when it comes to implementing an effective health and safety program. If you are feeling overwhelmed or simply frustrated trying to get clear, practical information, this session is for you. In the context of this new reality, key stakeholders from Workplace Safety & Prevention Services, WSIB and the Ministry of Labour Training and Skills Development (MLTSD) will address a wide range of topics such as: legal issues, communication, social distancing, claims management, training, involvement of your JHSC or Worker Reps and more. This session also offers time for participant questions. The sharing of relatable solutions and ideas will help ensure attendees can operate their businesses as safely as possible.

  • Look for AG Presentation in schedule below.

The way of working is changing. Due to the recent pandemic, many of us are working from home. How can we assist these employees, whether this is a temporary arrangement or a long-term workplace? What are employers' legal safety requirements? What are the health and safety risks associated with telework? And most importantly, what can we do to prevent injuries in this new way of working? Join us in a lively and informative discussion on health and safety issues related to telework.

The session is offered at no-cost and offers an energizing forum where professionals can connect, exchange ideas and share best practices in workplace health and safety.

  • Our apologies, a date has not yet been confirmed. Please check back as we're adding new dates every day.

Is heat stress a hazard in your workplace? Heat stress is an issue in many workplaces all year round. Heat stress not only affects employees working outdoors, but also those who are exposed to radiant heat or who come in direct physical contact with hot equipment as part of their job. Join WSPS Senior Consultants Angela Cameron and Kristin Onorato with Industrial Hygienist Warren Clements for an informative discussion about good practices related to recognizing, assessing and controlling heat stress within the workplace.

  • Look for Heat Stress in schedule below.

Ron Kelusky, Chief Prevention Officer, Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development will facilitate a presentation on Ministry Initiatives, including Supporting Ontario's Safe Employers (SOSE) program. Join us for an interactive and informative session with the CPO to learn more about ministry initiatives and the SOSE program.

  • Our apologies, a date has not yet been confirmed. Please check back as we're adding new dates every day.

We appreciate the hard work of our "essential workers" including those that keep our supply chain moving, working in a warehouse environment. You keep us safe and healthy by ensuring we get the goods we need including food, medicine and other health related products. We invite you to connect with us virtually to share best practices to keep you safe during our current COVID19 pandemic. By attending this Safety Connection session, you will learn what similar warehouse workplaces are doing and having success with to protect their employees from potentially deadly viruses in the workplace.

  • Look for Warehouse-DC in schedule below.

Selecting Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) can be a daunting task. There are many variables to consider - quality, availability, fit, what is appropriate. Sometimes PPE is implemented into a H&S program without much understanding of its function or how it should protect the worker. This session will look at what needs to be assessed before PPE implementation and what to consider when implementing various types of PPE, including respiratory protection, into a workplace.

Note: This session is focused on industrial workplaces that may require PPE due to chemical or biological agents produced during industrial operations and processes and not focused on COVID-19.

  • Our apologies, a date has not yet been confirmed. Please check back as we're adding new dates every day.

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our world and the way we live, work, study and play. Some organizations have had to quickly close or have employees work remotely. As a result, people are experiencing increased levels of stress, anxiety and loneliness that are impacting their mental health. Why do we need to pay attention to the psychosocial risks of working remotely? What actions can employers take to provide mental health support while keeping employees engaged and productive? How can employees increase their resilience and deal with the stress of these unprecedented times? Join us for a lively and informative discussion on protecting employee mental health while working.

  • Our apologies, a date has not yet been confirmed. Please check back as we're adding new dates every day.

While the world is in an unprecedented situation grappling with a global pandemic of COVID-19, personal service workers play an important role for their customers and communities. This environment has created unique challenges for the industry. The challenges to provide personal service during a pandemic has changed the way that business must be done, while highlighting new challenges to protect the health and safety of Workers. Join WSPS and guest speaker Craig Stewart, Health and Safety Consultant and CRSP, for a lively and informative discussion about how the personal service industry has responded during the COVID-19 pandemic. What lessons can we learn from strategies implemented during the pandemic to protect workers and clients?

  • Look for Personal Care in schedule below.

Our essential services and business have remained open during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, our frontline employees are experiencing increased levels of stress and anxiety that are impacting their mental health. Why do we need to pay attention to the psychosocial risks of those on the frontline? What actions can employers take to provide mental health support while keeping employees from becoming overwhelmed and exhausted? How can employees learn individual strategies to help manage their stress during these unprecedented times? Join us for a lively and informative discussion on protecting the mental health of our frontline workers.

  • Look for MH-Frontline in schedule below.

While the world is in an unprecedented situation grappling with a global pandemic of COVID-19, food manufacturers have become a lifeline for their customers and communities. This environment has created unique challenges for the industry. The challenges resulting from food manufacturing during a pandemic has changed the way that business must be done, while highlighting new challenges to protect the health and safety of Workers. Join WSPS and guest speaker Dylan Eldred, Health and Safety Manager, from McCormick Canada for a lively and informative discussion about how the food manufacturing industry has responded during the COVID-19 pandemic. What lessons can we learn from strategies implemented during the pandemic to protect Workers?

  • Our apologies, a date has not yet been confirmed. Please check back as we're adding new dates every day.

What are the legislative requirements if everyone's working remotely? How do we run a virtual meeting? What about workplace inspections and safety board? How to keep members engaged? And most importantly, how can we identify and make recommendations about hazards virtually? Whether you're provincially or federally-regulated, working remotely or still have staff on-site, and whether your organization is new to virtual committees or are experienced bringing lessons to share, join us in a lively and informative discussion!

  • Our apologies, a date has not yet been confirmed. Please check back as we're adding new dates every day.

While the world is in an unprecedented situation grappling with a global pandemic of COVID-19, personal service workers play an important role for their customers and communities. This environment has created unique challenges for the industry. The challenges to provide personal service during a pandemic has changed the way that business must be done, while highlighting new challenges to protect the health and safety of Workers. Join WSPS and guest speaker Craig Stewart, Health and Safety Consultant and CRSP, for a lively and informative discussion about how the personal service industry has responded during the COVID-19 pandemic. What lessons can we learn from strategies implemented during the pandemic to protect workers and clients?

  • Our apologies, a date has not yet been confirmed. Please check back as we're adding new dates every day.

How often have you heard the term social connections and psychological safety used together? COVID -19 has taught us how vulnerable employees can be when they perceive social connection gaps Dr. Howatt will provide an overview on how employers can play a positive role in reducing employees risk for experiencing social connections gaps and how this action can help to insulate employees from isolation and loneliness. Dr. Howatt will also share some finding from a recent study conducted in partnership with WSPS and Howatt HR on the link between isolation and loneliness and employee productivity.

Objectives:

  • Review the impact of isolation and loneliness on employee mental health and productivity
  • Explore the relationship between social connections and psychological safety
  • Examine the role resiliency plays in promoting social connections
 
  • Look for Psych. Safety in schedule below.

The COVID-19 pandemic is having an impact on the mental health of workers. As we navigate the gradual lifting of emergency measures, we need to build mental health into our emergency management and business continuity programs. Organizations that do will be better able to move forward in a coordinated and effective manner that protects their workers while focusing on solutions to support their operations. This two-part webinar will cover how to use the National Standard of Canada on Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace for guidance.

Part One covers the impact of the pandemic on workers and how to use the National Standard of Canada on Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace for guidance.

  • Our apologies, a date has not yet been confirmed. Please check back as we're adding new dates every day.

Part Two is a panel discussion with Mental Health Commission of Canada and representatives from WSPS's Advisory Committee in the retail, hospitality and restaurants industries in Ontario, and will explore how to apply this guidance to businesses as we move forward with operations during COVID-19, using valuable resources that are available to help.

  • Our apologies, a date has not yet been confirmed. Please check back as we're adding new dates every day.

The WSIB Health and Safety Excellence program is a performance-based incentive program, combining the strengths of past WSIB incentive programs and providing a clear path for Ontario businesses to improve their workplace health and safety. This program is open to all businesses, whether you are just getting started or looking to optimize your current systems and processes. As an approved provider of the Excellence program, WSPS can help you reach your health and safety goals.

Businesses that are successful in the program will earn rebates on their WSIB premiums as well as other non-financial recognition for their investment in health and safety.

Attending this session will give you a greater understanding of how the Health and Safety Excellence program works and how WSPS can support you.

  • Look for Excellence in schedule below.
In-person WSPS Safety Connection events are being rescheduled until further notice. For your convenience, WSPS has been running a series of Virtual Safety Connection events. These virtual session have been extremely popular and as a result have consistently sold out. Don't miss out - get advanced notice straight to your inbox.

Event Information:

  • Refreshments (Coffee/Tea/Water) & Registration: 30 minutes prior to meeting
  • Facilitated presentation - 2 hours in length with 15 minute break
  • Encourages an open exchange with Q&As, scenarios and table groups discussions
  • This event is not a training session

Recommended for:

These events are suitable for all WSPS members and customers within any industry who wish to expand their health and safety knowledge, share best practices and network with their peers.

  • Health & Safety Professionals
  • Supervisors
  • Managers
  • Health & Safety Representatives
  • H&S Coordinators
  • HR Professionals
  • Operational Leaders
  • Joint Health & Safety Committee Members

Select a Scheduled Location and Date

3 scheduled date(s)
Location Function No. Date Time Notes Price
Virtual Webinar 215698 Sep 28, 2020 10:30:00 AM Warehouse-DC $0.00
Virtual Webinar 215634 Sep 30, 2020 10:30:00 AM AG Presentation $0.00
Virtual Webinar 215812 Oct 06, 2020 02:00:00 PM Psych. Safety $0.00