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

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.


Plus…it's available to Health & Safety Professionals at no charge!

Session descriptions

Breaking down mental health barriers and reducing stigma in workplaces will be the topic of this stimulating discussion. This session will provide the participant with an understanding of where they are at in their workplace mental health journey and what tools can take them to next level. You will explore ideas, share best practices and highlight some of the available resources that workplaces can use in support of improving workplace mental health.

  • Look for Mental Health in schedule below.

Join André Latreille, the Public Services and Procurement Canada Ombudsman for Mental Health, in a lively and informative discussion on civility in the workplace. What is incivility? What are the impacts of incivility on people and the organization? And most importantly, what can we do? We have also arranged for an optional Senate Tour as part of this session as follows:

Arrival: 8:00am - 8:15am
Senate Tour (English-Optional)*: 8:30am - 9:00am
Civility and Respect Presentation by Andre Latreille: 9:00am - 11:00am

*Please note: There is no bag check available for the Senate Tour. Only one bag smaller than 35.5 cm × 30.5 cm × 19 cm (14? × 12? × 7.5?) is permitted per visitor. Visitors carrying any item that exceeds these dimensions may be denied entry.

  • Look for Federal in schedule below.

Our focus in this session is to explore ergonomics and human behaviour, not only as a part of MSD prevention, but as a crucial component to the success of implementing other health and safety programs in the workplace.

  • Look for Ergonomics in schedule below.

Year after year falls continue to be the second largest cause of traumatic fatalities in Ontario. In this interactive session we will consider how best to prevent fall related fatalities and injuries and discuss the legislative and practical application of working at heights training in industrial and construction workplaces.

  • Look for Falls in schedule below.

Everyone has a role to play in keeping workplaces healthy and safe but do Employers, Supervisors and Workers know what their responsibilities for health and safety in the workplace are? Do you have an effective IRS in place and do Supervisors and JHSC members know their roles and responsibilities? When JHSC members and Supervisors work together workplace culture improves, the workplace is more productive and ultimately safer for everyone. In this interactive session we will discuss the duties of Employers, Supervisors and Workers and address some of challenges while learning from others best practices in building a strong JHSC.

  • Look for JHSC in schedule below.

Managers have the responsibility to create productive and safe work environments, free from injuries, illnesses and fatalities that affect the work place. In this interactive session, we will discuss work place training your organization needs to fulfill its health and safety responsibilities. Participants will also discuss challenges and learn from others some of the best practices for keeping their managers educated, motivated and engaged to apply their health and safety training on the job, as well as transfer this knowledge to their employees. Participants will be given the opportunity to evaluate their current state, so they have a greater understanding of any gaps in health and safety training of managers in their work place and are able to identify action steps to take moving forward.

  • Look for Managers in schedule below.

This session will explore the topic of Managing Risk given our new legislative landscape (WSIB Rate, HSEP Programs, Accreditation), discuss how companies can navigate these changes, what this means for their organization and how can they best prepare.

  • Look for Managing Risk in schedule below.

Want to know more about trends in workplace accidents and incidents and upcoming MOL Blitzes? Join us for an interactive session with a local Ministry of Labour Inspector and/or Employment Standards Officer, to learn more about new and emerging hazards, exchange ideas and share best practices for keeping your staff healthy and safe in your workplace.

  • Look for MOL Hot Topics in schedule below.

Transforming the WSIB's Premium Rate Setting Model-The WSIB is transforming the way premium rates are set for almost 300,000 businesses all across Ontario. Our new premium rate setting model will increase fairness, boost transparency, and be more reflective of individual employer claims experience. As we get closer to implementation in 2020, we're here to support you and ensure you're prepared for our new model.

  • Look for WSIB Rate in schedule below.

How do you ensure pedestrian safety inside and outside your workplace? Preventing pedestrian incidents by physically separating them from lift truck and truck traffic is the best approach. However, this is not always possible as work duties may require pedestrians to walk and work around vehicle traffic.

Join us for this interactive session and together we will explore the risks associated with pedestrians walking amongst vehicles, ways to minimize these risks and share strategies for managing the flow of pedestrian and industrial vehicle traffic in your work environment.

  • Look for Pedestrian H&S in schedule below.

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

12 scheduled date(s)
Location Function No. Date Time Notes Price
Cornwall - Ramada Hotel & Conference Centre 210637 May 14, 2019 09:30:00 AM Managers $0.00
Hamilton - Courtyard by Marriott Hamilton 210648 Jun 04, 2019 09:30:00 AM Ergonomics $0.00
London - Best Western Plus Lamplighter Inn 210650 Jun 06, 2019 09:30:00 AM Falls $0.00
Mississauga - WSPS Training Facility 211305 Jun 05, 2019 09:30:00 AM WSIB Rate $0.00
North Bay - Hampton Inn By Hilton 211738 Jun 20, 2019 09:30:00 AM Mgmt. Systems $0.00
North York - Edward Hotel North York 210647 May 30, 2019 01:30:00 PM JHSC $0.00
Ottawa - WSPS Training Facility (Ottawa) 210643 May 28, 2019 09:30:00 AM MOL Hot Topics $0.00
Scarborough - Best Western Plus 210642 May 15, 2019 09:30:00 AM Pedestrian H&S $0.00
St. Catharines - Holiday Inn & Suites Parkway 210651 Jun 12, 2019 09:30:00 AM Falls $0.00
Stratford - Festival Inn 210645 May 29, 2019 01:30:00 PM Managing Risk $0.00
Thunder Bay - Sleeping Giant Brewing Co 210646 May 29, 2019 12:00:00 PM MOL Hot Topics $0.00
Waterloo - Holiday Inn Express Suites Waterloo 210638 May 15, 2019 09:30:00 AM Managing Risk $0.00