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.
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 post-pandemic. 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. Topics include:
- Navigating the Unknown with Resilience
- Occupational Hygiene During COVID-19: A Conversation
- How Warehouses are Overcoming COVID-19 Challenges: Sharing Best Practices and Solutions
- Beyond the Curve: Creating a Psychologically Safe Return for Employees
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
- Webinars take place May 26 -29, 2020. Each webinar will vary from 1 to 1.5 hours in length.
- Registration for each session is required.
- Cost to participate is complimentary!
May 26 Session | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Navigating the Unknown with Resilience
Theo Heineman, President, CRSP, CHSC, 1Life Workplace Safety Solutions
Resilience is the capacity to prepare for, recover from and adapt in the face of stress, challenge, or adversity. Studies clearly show that people who perform better with their health, relationships, and work in times of stress do things differently than those who don't. On the other hand, fear and anxiety that runs unchecked, is even more contagious than a virus and in fact makes our challenges more difficult. When in fear, we disconnect from our executive function in the brain. We lose access to our intuition, our ability to solve problems, to see possibility, to dial down fear and more. On top of that fear and anxiety suppress our immune systems and make us more susceptible to illness and disease. In this session, you will learn how your heart, brain, and nervous system function and how you, your employees and your family can use this knowledge to survive and even thrive during challenging times.
May 27 Session | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Occupational Hygiene During COVID-19: A Conversation
Craig Fairclough, Occupational Hygienist, WSPS and Sara Lovell, Occupational Hygienist, WSPS
WSPS understands that workplaces, including those in manufacturing, farming and service sectors, may be considered one of Ontario's "Essential Services". Work activities in these organisations support the community at large, while keeping the economy afloat. In this session, we will discuss lessons learned during this rapidly evolving and unprecedented time of a pandemic, and best practices to support organisations that will be re-opening their doors in the coming months. The conversation will discuss practical solutions and resources related to occupational hygiene hazards heightened by the pandemic in the various sectors.
May 28 Session | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
How Warehouses are Overcoming COVID-19 Challenges: Sharing Best Practices and Solutions
Norm Kramer, Senior Health & Safety Consultant, WSPS and Jennifer MacFarlane, Senior Account Manager, WSPS
Warehouses and distribution centres are one of Ontario's critical "Essential Services." Ontarians rely on them to move the products that our communities require to survive but what are the challenges they face today and the days ahead? Join Norm Kramer as he will discuss lessons learned and highlight practical solutions that support safe warehouse and distribution centres during these busy, challenging and changing COVID-19 times. Topics will include the future of work post-COVID, what should a risk plan look like, and more!
May 29 Session | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Beyond the Curve: Creating a Psychologically Safe Return for Employees
Kristy Cork, Mental Health Consultant, WSPS and Andrew Harkness, Strategic Advisor, Organizational Health Initiatives, WSPS
We recognize that every workplace is unique and there is no one-size-fits-all approach to the challenges that COVID-19 created for employers. The goal of this session is to provide a practical approach to anticipating and addressing the fears and anxieties that employees may experience when returning to work in time of pandemic uncertainty. Employers that are proactive in considering these challenges and create a plan that includes communication and psychological support will help ensure a smooth transition for all back to the workplace. This session will provide you with resources and best practice approaches to assist in the development of your plan.
Please note: An e-mail with instructions on how to access the course will be sent to you prior to course start date.