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.
For your convenience we are offering our WSPS Safety Connection sessions in pre-recorded format. Don't miss out and start watching today!
The level of stress in our work and home lives is increasing and our response to these stressors is very different than how our cavemen ancestors reacted. Join us for this interactive webinar where we explore what stress really is and how it may impact the workplace and home office, the effects of stress on the body and why some people are more resilient to stressors than others. Through an open exchange of ideas and experiences, we will discuss how stress impacts mental health, how workplace characteristics can be a source of stress, and how we can prevent mental harm. Participants will consider what triggers their own stress response, and the importance of self-care in creating resilience, as well as share internal and external resources that can provide support at work.
- Look for MH-Stress in schedule below.
When most folks think "chemicals" they think "WHMIS", but there's more to chemical safety than labels and data sheets! This session will help you better understand legal requirements, provide you with some tips on building a program to recognize, assess, and control chemical risks and manage inventory to save time and money. We will also discuss ways to engage your committee and supervisors in chemical risk management, highlight common organizational gaps, help identify triggers when expert help my be needed and how WSPS can help.
- Look for Chemical-Mngmt 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.
- Look for H&S Telework in schedule below.
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.
Is it difficult to carry a conversation without shouting in your workplace? Have you or your colleague experienced ringing in the ear? Noise is one of the most common occupational health hazards and a widespread problem in many workplaces affecting thousands of workers daily. Join us for an informative session on effects of noise on the body, highlights of the Ontario noise regulation and explore actions employers and workers can take to minimise exposure at work and beyond.
- Look for Noise Awareness in schedule below.
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.
- Look for Mental Health 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.
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, many for 9 months or more. As a result, people are experiencing increased levels of discomfort in their back, wrists and neck as we adjust to working from home. There is plenty of "ergonomic" equipment available for you to purchase, but how do you know what to pick? Which one will help relieve that discomfort and prevent musculoskeletal disorders? Join us in a lively and informative discussion on choosing the right office ergonomics equipment for you as we discuss why ergonomics is a process not a product.
- Look for Ergo-Equipment in schedule below.
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!
- Look for Virtual Comm. in schedule below.
Now that you have recognized and assessed the hazards associated with COVID-19 and determined the appropriate controls to reduce the hazard how do you know if these controls are effective? This session will focus on the best techniques and approaches to evaluate your COVID-19 controls to ensure that they remain effective, additional controls or modifications to controls are implemented as needed and your employees continue to be protected and safe during these challenging and ever changing times.
- Look for RACE-Evaluation in schedule below.
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.
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.
Please Call WSPS's Customer Care team to register. These virtual events have been popular and are selling out quickly. Seats may still be available, please email WSPS's Customer Care team at email@example.com.
- 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
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
- Health & Safety Representatives
- H&S Coordinators
- HR Professionals
- Operational Leaders
- Joint Health & Safety Committee Members