Providing an energizing forum where health and safety professionals can connect, exchange ideas and share best practices in health and safety.
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.
On December 8, 2016, Bill 70, "Building Ontario Up for Everyone Act (Budget Measures)", became law. Under Schedule 16, the Chief Prevention Officer is authorised to establish standards and criteria for accreditation of occupational health and safety management systems (OHSMS). In this session, you will hear more about the Ministry of Labour's exploration of recognizing employers who use OSHMS. Join us to gain a better understanding of the potential benefits and impact for businesses operating in Ontario, and how you can best prepare.
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.
The legalization of recreational cannabis that came into effect on October 17, 2018 requires Ontario employers to prepare for a new regulatory landscape. Join us for this informative and interactive session that includes an overview of the new cannabis legislation, implications and risks involved, as well as next steps for employers to consider in their workplaces.
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.
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.
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 the work place training they need to fulfill their health and safety responsibilities as outlined under Part II of the Canada Labour Code, the Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations and the National Joint Council Occupational Health and Safety Directive. Participants will 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.
The way of working is changing. You've heard of Workplace 2.0, GC Workplace and Workplace 3.0. You may also have employees that telework from their home. Join WSPS Ergonomist, Liliane Lamarche, in a lively and informative discussion on health and safety issues related to telework. What are an 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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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