Eastern Ontario Chapter


February 2022 - Eastern Ontario Virtual Chapter Meeting

The CSSE Eastern Ontario Chapter would like to invite you to participate in our first Lunch and Learn virtual meeting. This meeting will be from noon – 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 24, 2022, with Kevin Schmidt presenting on Rocks to Dust – Preventing Workplace Silica Exposure.

Speaker Bio
Kevin Schmidt has 16 years of experience in the hazardous materials, industrial hygiene, and the safety consulting industry. Spending the beginning of his career in Calgary, Kevin has been in Ottawa for 6 years and is currently the Operation Manager for the EHS Partnerships Ltd. office in Ottawa. Kevin has a degree in Environmental Sciences from Mount Royal University in Calgary, is a Canadian Registered Safety Professional and an Executive member of the CSSE Eastern ON Chapter. He has a wide range of experience covering multiple Canadian jurisdictions and has consulted in various industrial, commercial, governmental, residential, and institutional facilities across Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia, Quebec, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and California. 

This presentation will include an overview of what silica is, it’s history of use, and where it can be found in workplaces, facilities, and homes. The presentation will cover health effects and risks involved with worker exposure to these materials. Additionally, federal and provincial regulations and guidelines will be discussed, as well as what you need to know about reducing exposure and preventing illness at your workplaces and projects. 

To Register
There is no cost to this meeting. Please register to using the following link to receive the zoom invite for this meeting: 

31 March 2022 - Eastern Ontario Virtual Chapter Meeting

The CSSE Eastern Ontario Chapter would like to invite you to attend our upcoming meeting from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 31, 2022, with Allen Cramm, LL.B presenting an update on Mental Stress Claims at WSIB.  


8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.    New: Coffee Chat – Come meet the Chapter Executive and

                                      network with other CSSE members 

8:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.  Chapter Updates & Speaker

Speaker Bio

Allen Cramm, LL.B, Office of the Employer Adviser

Allen received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Ottawa French Common Law Section and has been a longstanding member of the Law Society of Ontario.

Allen joined the Office of the Employer Adviser (an agency of the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development) as a Bilingual Employer Specialist in 1997. Prior to that, Allen was the Workers’ Compensation Specialist for Canada Post Corporation, after having left the practice of civil law for a boutique firm in Ottawa. Allen has represented hundreds of small to medium-sized employers throughout his career with the OEA, in both unionized and nonunionized environments, at the WSIB’s Appeals Services Division and at the Workplace Safety & Insurance Appeals Tribunal (WSIAT). He is also a regular speaker on workplace safety & insurance law issues for several governmental and non-governmental organizations. In 2014, Allen proudly received the “Outstanding Community Health & Safety Leader” award from the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering’s (CSSE) Eastern Ontario Chapter. Allen was also named “Workers’ Compensation Lawyer of the Year in Canada” in 2021 by the International Advisory Experts Group.

This presentation will include an outline of the legislative modifications that have changed the handling of mental stress claims, and how mental stress entitlement, both traumatic and chronic, is determined by the WSIB.

To Register
There is no cost to this meeting. Click on the link below to register to receive the zoom invite for this meeting.
CSSE Eastern Ontario Virtual Meeting 2022-03-31 

We hope you can join us!

Events Listing

Please join or help sponsor our Steps for Life 2022 team!

Team name: CSSE Eastern Ontario Chapter

Team Captain: Lee-Anne Feltham

Location: Plan your own 5k walk

To register or sponsor:


Additional information

Steps for Life is a national fundraiser to help those affected by workplace tragedy. Created in 2004, it raises funds to support Threads of Life programs and services for families who’ve suffered from a workplace fatality, life-altering injury, or occupational disease. It also raises awareness about the importance of health and safety.

Threads of Life is a Canadian registered charity (Registration number 87524 8908 RR0001).

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