Partners in Prevention Health & Safety Virtual Event Series

Partners in Prevention Health & Safety Virtual Event Series

During these unprecedented times, Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS) understands that protecting your business and your people are of the utmost importance. That is why WSPS is moving its annual Partners in Prevention Health and Safety conference online to help prepare you and your employees get back to work safely.

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Whether you are currently operating as an essential business or looking to re-open, WSPS trusted advisors and industry experts will lead sessions that discuss practical approaches and address best practices for business recovery. Gain key insights, valuable tools and resources to assist you as you navigate this brave new world. Attend one or all of the PIP Virtual Series webinars.

Who Should Attend?

Business Owners, Human Resources, Managers, Supervisors, and Front-line Workers who are:

  • Essential businesses currently open and operating
  • Non-Essential businesses looking to re-open their operations

Registration Information

  • Webinars take place June 23 - 26, 2020. Each webinar will vary from 1 to 1.5 hours in length.
  • Registration for each session is required.
  • Cost to participate is complimentary!

Session Descriptions

June 23, 2020 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Becoming Agents of Change: Building a Health and Safety Mentor Mindset

Kirby James, President, K James Group/Unleashed

Now, more than ever, people associated with the health and safety industry are at the forefront of positive change. Being a coach and mentor for others builds your professional value as well as the value of your employer. Shifting to a health and safety mindset, can ultimately lead to shifting workplace culture for the better. Learn key insights and explore communication strategies to facilitate positive change. Your mindset is key!




June 24, 2020 | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Adapting to a New COVID-19 Reality: The Use of Masks and
Eye Protection and the Implications for Heat Stress and Other Concerns
Warren Clements, B. Sc. (HB), CIH, CRSP, Occupational Hygiene Specialist, WSPS
Kelly Fernandes, M.Sc., CIH, Occupational Hygienist/Consultant, WSPS

As we transition to opening more workplaces, we may have workers wearing masks and eye protection such as goggles and face shields in applications where they were not required before COVID-19. You may have heard some concerns on how it will impact their work. This session will help separate fact from fiction. Join us to review information on masks and eye protection use, some concerns that may be present, including but not limited to heat stress. Lead by two WSPS Certified Industrial Hygienists (CIHs), you will leave this session empowered with information to help your workers adapt to a new reality.




June 25, 2020 | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Safety Insights & Safe Work Practices for Restaurants During COVID-19

Jack Minacs, Senior Account Manager, WSPS

While the world is in an unprecedented situation grappling with a global pandemic of COVID-19 dealing with stay-at-home orders and social distancing, restaurants have focused on take-out and delivery to stay afloat and support their customers and communities, while keeping an eye on re-opening. The COVID-19 risk has created unique challenges for the industry. The public health issues resulting from dealing with the general public during a pandemic will change the way that business must be done, while highlighting new challenges to protect the health and safety of staff and customers. Join us for a lively and informative discussion about how the restaurant industry can prepare for re-opening. What lessons can we learn from other jurisdictions across Canada and around the world that have re-opened?




June 26, 2020 | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Safety Makes Good Business $ense - Earn From Your Hard Work

Paul Casey, Vice President, Programs and Strategic Development, IHSA
William (Bill) Roy, Director, Strategy and Integration Branch, MLTSD
Melissa Brown, Manager, Stakeholder Engagement, WSIB
Diana Rea, Stakeholder Engagement Lead, Workplace Health and Safety Services, WSIB

More than ever, customer and employee confidence in the safety of your workplace is critical to keeping your business running. Are you in the process of building your Health & Safety System at your workplace and need some guidance on how to do it? Do you need help in implementing the Ontario Government’s safety guidelines to control the spread of COVID-19? You can earn both financial and non-financial recognition for making your workplace safer and healthier. There are a few program options here in Ontario, but which one is best for you? Join us to hear the MLTSD discuss their Supporting Ontario’s Safe Employer program (accreditation), WSIB introducing their Health and Safety Excellence program and IHSA presenting information on COR. This session will be moderated by WSPS with a Q&A period following. Join us in this interactive session to learn about the Provincial Programs available to you - no matter what stage you are at. Help build and certify your Health and Safety System while addressing the COVID-19 pandemic and building a more resilient and sustainable business.



Please note: An e-mail with instructions on how to access the webcast will be sent to you prior to course start date.