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Monday, September 23, 2019 (10:45 am - 12:00 pm)

Session
1A

Date
Monday, September 23, 2019

Time
10:45 am - 12:00 pm

Classification
All Audiences

Title of Presentation
Chronic Occupational and Non-Occupational Diseases: Mitigation through Comprehensive Health and Wellness Program Development

Session Description
The consequences of poor physical health and wellness for those working at a physically demanding job can be costly both in human and economic terms. This is especially true with the rapidly increasing prevalence of non-occupational diseases. These diseases are often confused with occupational diseases. A significant number of industries are not able to properly identify which physical/mental conditions are due to the occupations themselves. Non-occupational diseases are currently not being mitigated by many existing health and safety programs. Improving both the physical and mental health standards/education in the workplace will positively affect the work wellness culture. Not only does it mitigate risk of illness/injury and associated costs to employees of national and multi-national organizations, but also positively affects the wellness culture of their community as a whole. Employers are often unaware but they have the best opportunity to make a significant impact on actionable public health policy.

The data presented by Dr. Farrell Cahill would have been collected over 17+ years of work in the field of obesity and chronic diseases. The data is academically validated and exemplifies best practices that can be implemented within an organization of any industry. Dr. Cahill will present findings from his general population and national organization based research along with how to develop health risk prevention programming to produce measurable shifts in both occupational and non-occupational diseases. He will also detail how this can significantly reduce incidents/injury rates in the workplace and at home. This presentation will include the details of Dr. Cahill’s newly funded research program that will work directly with a number of large multi-national organizations to develop and implement the most comprehensive health and wellness initiatives.

Learning Objectives
Recognize the prevalence of chronic occupational and non-occupational diseases and their significant impact on the health of an organization and community. They will also learn about realistic/sustainable ways to manage non-occupational diseases within these environments along with the proper isolation/inter-operation of occupational diseases. Understand the latest chronic occupational and non-occupational disease management research and how Dr. Cahill’s research findings are being utilized as actionable tools to significant reduce the prevalence of occupational and nonoccupational diseases within organizations and communities. Identify the importance of thought leadership in creating occupational health and safety best practices through academic and industry supported projects.


Speaker

   Dr. Farrell Cahill 
Lead Researcher

Company
Horizon Occupational Health Solution

Bio
Dr. Farrell Cahill is the Lead Researcher for Horizon OHS. He holds a Master of Science degree in Kinesiology and also a PhD in Medicine. His academic research focuses on the physiology endocrinology of occupational and non-occupational chronic diseases and the development of realistic and sustainable solutions for work environments.

Session
1B

Date
Monday, September 23, 2019

Time
10:45 am - 12:00 pm

Classification
All Audiences

Title of Presentation
Complexity of Safety in Culturally Diverse Environments

Session Description
Canada’s population continues to increase through immigration, as scores of people enter our Canadian job market – many still unskilled -- settling into low paying manufacturing, food service, warehousing and construction environments to provide for their families. Companies offering low skill positions contain endless psychosocial risks, testing the mettle of Safety Professionals in communicating and introducing values of safety to new workers– all in a language workers may not understand.

Language barriers create stressful hang-ups in communicating hazards, providing training; conveying information on WHMIS / GHS, wearing PPE, and most importantly helping them understand their rights as employees. As industries increase their use of contract agency workers, risks including fatigue heighten as they work multiple jobs to support their families. How do we communicate risks to avoid critical injuries or fatalities?

This session is designed to identify core issues of conflict for OHS professionals, to discuss remedies for these challenges openly as a group when working in a culturally diverse environment. The intention is to provide possible strategies to assist all levels of management in addressing safety due diligence. We need to be more responsive to OHS obligations in workplaces where education, comprehension and communication is limited. Practical examples of personal successes as well as failures will be offered throughout to suggest how our safety professionals can overcome these challenges and carry on our safety message to new Canadians.

Learning Objectives
Introduce new ideas/creative methods of communication towards different ethnic backgrounds at work. Help identify gaps in due diligence and psycho-social hazards in workplaces involving the use of contract employment and new workers to Canada. Understand the need for cultural familiarization, learn about different engagement styles and leadership strategies that influence/defer values of safety.


Speaker

  Mr. Craig Nicholson 
Health and Safety Manager

Company
Interior Manufacturing Group Inc.

Bio
Craig Nicholson is a graduate from Toronto’s Humber College (OHS) and UNB’s OHS Diploma Program. His professional experiences include 20 years in working, managing and training in commercial transportation, warehousing, distribution, and manufacturing environments. Craig’s passion in Health and Safety leads him to the CSSE where he proudly continues to learn and promote Health and Safety alongside the best this country has to offer.

Session
1C

Date
Monday, September 23, 2019

Time
10:45 am - 12:00 pm

Classification
Senior

Title of Presentation
Engineering Controls: They’re Only Human After All

Session Description
The application of the hierarchy of controls is a standard expectation within regulation and any risk management best practice. For good reason, engineering controls should be valued and prioritized as a control measure over administrative controls or PPE. When they function as designed, they prevent, contain or mitigate exposures without human decision making or intervention—a fatal flaw rightly associated with administrative controls. However, in high hazard industries with complex risk management systems, engineering controls are themselves a system or embedded within systems that make them dependent on a variety of human decisions and interventions.

This presentation will make the case that acknowledging the potential “human failings” of engineering controls can lead to better strategies when it comes to monitoring the health of critical engineering controls. This presentation will draw on critical control management best practice documents within oil and gas and mining industries, with examples from the oil and gas industries, but the lessons should be applicable to any industry with major accident hazard exposures and the proposed solutions practical to apply.

Learning Objectives
Explain why engineering controls often suffer the same human failings as administrative controls. Show how the engineering controls they are familiar with depend on particular human actions or systems dependent on human interventions. Apply their understanding of the “human failings” of engineering control to build a more robust critical control monitoring strategy.


Speaker

  Dr. Andy Reimer 
Safety Advisor

Company
Enbridge

Bio
Andy Reimer has worked in academic settings as well as not-for-profit and large enterprise contexts in the Canadian and North American oil and gas industry. His passion is to drive simple, practical solutions for safety management in high hazard industries with complex systems.

Session
1D

Date
Monday, September 23, 2019

Time
10:45 am - 12:00 pm

Classification
Intermediate

Title of Presentation
Canadian Adoption of ISO 45001

Session Description
At last year’s CSSE PDC, delegates were informed about CSA’s plan to adopt ISO 45001 as a National Standard of Canada. That adoption has recently been completed and the new Canadian version of ISO 45001 is now available. This session will inform attendees about the Canadian involvement in the development of ISO 45001 and the “enhancements” made to the international Standard to align it with existing Canadian OHS regulations and standards. It will also provide the latest information about ongoing work on related standards and guidelines (ISO 45002 and 45003) and plans for future maintenance of ISO’s OHS Management series of standards.

Learning Objectives
Learn about the Canadian adoption of ISO 45001. Understand the adoption's alignment with Canadian OHS regulations and standards, and its implications for workplaces across Canada. Discuss the future of international OHS standards and their potential impact on Canadian businesses.


Speakers

  Ms. Norma McCormick 
President

Company
Corporate Health Works Inc.

Bio
Ms. Norma McCormick is founder and principal of Corporate Health Works, Inc. and works with companies and communities to detect, assess and control health hazards in the workplace and in the environment. She has worked in the fields of human services, systems evaluation and planning, health promotion, occupational safety and health and environmental management since 1967. Norma holds a Bachelor of Arts (1967) and in 1990 received certification in Occupational Safety and Health through the University of Manitoba. She has completed course work in Health Care Administration in the Independent Studies Program of the University of Minnesota, School of Public Health and holds a certificate in Health Care Administration through the Canadian Hospital Association and the University of Ottawa. In the early 1990’s, she was elected a Member of the Manitoba Legislature. Norma is a long-time member of the Canadian Standard Association’s Winnipeg Community Advisory Panel on Occupational Health and Safety and a member of the CSA’s Strategic Steering Committee on Occupational Safety and Health. She is a member of the CSA Technical Committee responsible for the development of an Occupational Health and Safety Management System standard (CSA Z1000 2006), and CSA Z1600 – Emergency Management and Business Continuity. She chaired CSA TC Z1004, responsible for developing a Workplace Ergonomics standard. From 2011-2013, she chaired ISO’s Consumer Policy Committee (ISO COPOLCO) and is a member of the Canadian Delegation to the ISO Technical Committee 223 on Societal Security. For her volunteer contribution to standards development to CSA, Norma received CSA’s Award of Merit in June 2006. She is a receipting of the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal in 1977.

Ms. McCormick was appointed to the CSA Board of Directors in 2013 and is also a member of the Standards Policy Board.


  Mr. Dave Shanahan  
WPS Standards Project Manager

Company
CSA Group

Bio
Mr. Shanahan has been a Health and Safety Manager for 20 years with various industrial, mining, chemical, and forestry companies. During those years, he participated in a number of standards development committees and became familiar with the value of quality OHS standards.

He joined Canadian Standards Association 20 years ago to lead the process of making CSA's OHS standards more applicable to the workplace and useful to workers, safety committees, and OHS professionals.

As the OHS Standards Project Manager he facilitates 14 Technical Committees developing many of CSA's more than 160 occupational health and safety standards and guidelines.

Session
1E

Date
Monday, September 23, 2019

Time
10:45 am - 12:00 pm

Classification
All Audiences

Title of Presentation
Safety Incident PTSD Awareness

Session Description
Safety management systems and cultures continue to evolve and are collectively driving the occurrence of safety incidents closer and closer to zero in world class performing organizations. Unfortunately, until industry does universally achieve this milestone, incidents will occur that can have a devastating impact on the individuals and organizations involved. Until recently organizations have traditionally dealt only with the physical trauma that occurs to individuals while the mental impact of incidents has not been properly recognized and or addressed for incident victims, first responders and investigators. The author will describe a serious near double fatality incident and the PTSD symptoms that arose in an individual from the incident. The author will provide an antidotal introduction to PTSD, its symptoms, risk factors and methods to manage and also treat individuals affected by post incident mental trauma based on experiences learned from the described incident.

Learning Objectives
Understand Post Incident PTSD. Identify risk factors and symptoms associated PTSD. Utilize methods to manage and treat mental trauma.


Speaker

  Mr. Vaughn Bend 
President

Company
Crushe Performance Incorporated

Bio
Vaughn Bend is currently the President of Crushe Performance Incorporated and until recently held the position of Vice President of ENMAX Power Services Corporation. Vaughn is a professional engineer who has held progressively more senior leadership positions in Canada and the United States in the Power, Mining and Manufacturing Industries for over 25 years.

Session
1F

Date
Monday, September 23, 2019

Time
10:45 am - 12:00 pm

Classification
All Audiences

Title of Presentation
CASA Agricultural Safety

Session Description
This presentation would consist of three parts. Part one would discuss the evolution of the agricultural industry in Canada. Part two would include a demonstration, video, and discussion of agricultural hazards and control methods. Part three would discuss unique challenges for safety compliance in the agricultural sector.

Learning Objectives
Recognize agricultural hazards. Identify prevention and control methods. Understand ways to engage producers and businesses to ensure safety compliance and reduce incidents.


Speaker

  Mr. Robert Gobeil 
Agricultural Health and Safety Specialist

Company
Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

Bio
Robert Gobeil is the Agricultural Health and Safety Specialist for the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA), a non-profit organization with the vision of “a Canada where no one is hurt farming”. Rob grew up in rural Manitoba and spent many informative hours on his grandparent’s grain and poultry operation learning the fundamentals of farming. Rob worked for several years as a supervisor in the heavy construction sector. Rob obtained his Health and Safety Certificate with Honours from Red River College in 2007. Rob currently manages the BeGrainSafe program, course development and other projects for CASA. Rob is a member of the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Technical Committee for Agricultural Machinery as well as a member of the Progressive Agriculture Foundation (PAF) Safety Days Development Committee. Rob is the father to a grown son. Rob and his wife Breanne live in Winnipeg.

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