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.
The question of whether to return to the office OR continue to work from home has been on the minds of many employers for the past few months as our province is in the process of gradually returning to some kind of normalcy. These decisions will impact employees and the way work is done for the foreseeable future and employers need guidance on how to make this return as pain free as possible for their employees.
This session will provide an opportunity to explore ergonomics considerations such as equipment and furniture choices, office layout (such as shared or hoteling stations), and work organization considerations in the post pandemic office environment.
Things may never be what they once were, but that doesn't mean employees need to suffer!
- Look for Ergo Guidance in schedule below.
You may be aware of the health effects of designated substances and the regulatory requirement to perform an assessment, but should you stop there? You can apply this level of care to all chemicals in your workplace. Join us to discuss how chemical health hazards can be recognized and review an approach to perform a qualitative assessment on the risk they pose to your workers. The more we understand about the chemical and the associated health hazards, the more effective our controls will be, and the healthier and safer our workplaces will become.
- Look for Health Hazards 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 a 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 remotely.
- Look for Mental Health 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.
As Important As Ever - 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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