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Monday, September 23, 2019 (3:15 pm - 4:30 pm)

Session
3A

Date
Monday, September 23, 2019

Time
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm

Classification
Senior

Title of Presentation
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) - Is Safety Part of Your CSR Plan?

Session Description
This workshop will examine the role of workplace safety and health in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and the perspective of different stakeholders on how the two are related. Using examples of well-known organizations, this workshop will explore the challenges and opportunities for including employee safety and health in corporate CSR strategies.

Learning Objectives
Provide an understanding of how workplace safety and health can be integrated into conventional approaches to CSR. Explore how workplace safety and health can be viewed through a CSR lens. Identify the opportunities for safety professionals to engage with CSR strategic initiatives.


Speakers

  Mr. Jamie Hall
Chief Operating Officer

Company
SAFE Work Manitoba

Bio
Jamie joined SAFE Work Manitoba as Chief Operating Officer in May 2014. He believes that we are on the cusp of monumental improvements in safety performance in Manitoba and in society as a whole. He is thrilled to be a part of the community of safety leaders that is building the momentum for this change.

Jamie is currently a sessional instructor in the University of Manitoba's Asper MBA program, delivering a course on executive responsibility and ethics. Jamie also serves on the United Way Cabinet and as Chair of the Board of the Better Business Bureau Foundation.

Jamie holds a B.SC. in Electrical Engineering and an MBA with a specialty in Human Resources.


  Mr. Rick Rennie
Safety Culture Specialist

Company
SAFE Work Manitoba

Bio
Rick Rennie has over 20 years' experience in workplace safety and health. He has served in senior policy and planning positions in the Manitoba Department of the Labour and the Workers Compensation Board, and is currently the Safety Culture Specialist with SAFE Work Manitoba. His areas of special interest include the role of leadership in fostering a positive safety culture, and the effect of social influence on workplace attitudes and practices.

Session
3B

Date
Monday, September 23, 2019

Time
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm

Classification
All Audiences

Title of Presentation
Healthy Sleep... A Key Strategy for Protecting Psychological Health

Session Description
Sleep and psychological health go hand in hand. The Canadian Mental Health Association and the Mental Health Commission of Canada both recognize the vital role sleep plays on our psychological health. The risks of inadequate sleep extend way beyond tiredness. Sleeplessness can lead to increased risk of injury for individuals and others, poor work performance and poor psychological health. If there is no priority put on the quality and quantity of our sleep, the more challenging it is to have a good state of psychological health. 74% of Canadians are not getting the recommended 7-9 hours of sleep (Sleep Project, 2016). Sleep loss negatively impacts our next day emotional processing, mood, productivity, and safety both at work and home. On any given week, 500,000 Canadians will not go to work due to poor psychological health (Mental Health Commission of Canada, 2016). In this session learn about what healthy sleep looks like, and why a good night’s sleep is a key strategy for protecting an individual’s psychological health. Helping employees get better sleep is an important first step in tackling many psychological and emotional challenges, and improving productivity, safety and overall quality of life.

Learning Objectives
Understand the connection between restorative sleep and psychological health. Learn practical tools and strategies for obtaining adequate restorative sleep and managing stress. Learn the benefits of having a well rested and psychologically healthy work place, and what you can do to help.


Speakers

  Ms. Lindsay Sutherland 
Fatigue Management Specialist

Company
Sleepwell Consulting Inc.

Bio
Fatigue Management Specialist, Lindsay Sutherland, leads the Sleepwell High-Performance Division. She works with and assists companies, individuals, teams and associations on developing and implementing fatigue management programs and healthy wellness strategies for optimal performance, safety, productivity and improved quality of life. Lindsay has a B.A in Psychology from McMaster University and an M.Sc in Kinesiology from the University of Saskatchewan. She is also certified in Effective Communication through Dale Carnegie, and is trained in Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) through the University of Massachusetts. Lindsay is an engaging keynote speaker and leads customized presentations, workshops, training, and consultations.


  Ms. Teresa Johnson 
Psychological Health and Safety Advisor

Company
Sleepwell Consulting Inc.

Bio
Teresa Johnson is a Certified Psychological Health and Safety Advisor with the CMHA and is also a Certified Sleep Consultant. She is a senior consultant on the Sleepwell team and is the director of Sleepwell’s family division. Teresa has worked extensively with people with vulnerable psychological health and is trained in both the Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) and SafeTalk Suicide Intervention Programs.

Teresa has been trained in, and studied, Strength Based, Solution Focused practice and leadership, and is a graduate of the Saskatoon Leadership Program. She is also certified in Choice Theory/Reality Therapy. Teresa’s combined experience and training has fed her passion for educating on and becoming a change agent in the areas of Fatigue Management and Psychological Health and Safety. She is a dynamic speaker and presenter, translating her passion into meaningful education.

Session
3C

Date
Monday, September 23, 2019

Time
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm

Classification
Senior

Title of Presentation
Post-Apocalyptic Workplace - What Impact Did Legalized Cannabis Have? 

Session Description
This session is a review of workplace alcohol and drug testing challenges following the change in cannabis’ legal status in Canada.

The topic of cannabis access and its use is sensitive, complex, and highly polarized with issues and implications for health and safety. What if employees' recreational use off-duty affects workplace performance? What if the use is for medicinal purposes? Are these concerns a simple case of blowing smoke, or do the trends, developments and statistics support them? Did Canada really “go to pot”? A “before and after” statistical review.

This session focuses on helping employers to understand the changes, the implications for health and safety, and to provide an "urgent response" solution to the various challenges in safety.

Learning Objectives
Understand the impact legalized cannabis has within a safety-sensitive work environment. Recognize potential shortcomings in current company policies or practices. Be empowered with facts to counter online myths surrounding cannabis use and workplace drug testing.


Speaker

  Mr. Wayne St. John 
Sales Manager 

Company
CannAmm Occupational Testing Services 

Bio
Wayne St. John has years of experience in the oil and gas sector and in health and safety. Wayne has extensive knowledge in policy development, as well as human rights compliance in drug and alcohol testing programs. Wayne understands the business needs of clientele operating in diverse regions and industries.

Session
3D

Date
Monday, September 23, 2019

Time
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm

Classification
Intermediate

Title of Presentation
Insider Perspective to Agriculture Safety Motivation 

Session Description
A born and raised farmer’s perspective of health and safety on the farm. Understanding the culture and what truly motivates the ag community in implementation safe best practices. An overview of one organization’s story and strategy in changing how we talk about health and safety.

Learning Objectives
Understand the culture of the ag community. Understand what really motivates farmers. Understand the phases and challenges of the implementation of a farm safety strategy.


Speaker

  Ms. Carolyn Van Den Huevel 
FSNS Manager 

Company
Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture 

Bio
Carolyn Van Den Heuvel is a Professional Agrologist and current Manager of Farm Safety Nova Scotia with the Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture. Farm Safety Nova Scotia is an industry-driven not-for-profit consisting of 2,400 registered farm members. FSNS is dedicated to working with Nova Scotia farms to keep farmers, their families and their employees safe.

Growing up on a beef farm in Antigonish County, Carolyn developed a passion for agriculture at a young age. Involved in the farm operation the moment her feet hit the ground, Carolyn attended the Nova Scotia Agricultural College (now Dalhousie Faculty of Agriculture) graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture. With a love of farming, Carolyn spent a number o years working as a herdsperson on dairy farms, expanding her knowledge of farming and agricultural business.

When graduating from NSAC, Carolyn was sure of one thing - she wanted to work int he Agriculture industry, at the producer level, in a capacity that helped the industry progress. Carolyn is grateful to be able to fulfill that goal through her work in farm safety.

In 2012, Carolyn began her career in farm safety working on a pilot project with the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association and the Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture. That pilot led her to the position she is in today. Although Carolyn spends office hours in the office, she hasn’t quite managed to let go of the farm life and saves her vacation time for cropping season!

Carolyn currently sits on the CASA Board of Directors and the Safety Services NS Board of Directors.

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