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Tuesday, September 24, 2019 (11:15 am - 12:30 pm)

Session
4A

Date
Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Time
11:15 am - 12:30 pm

Classification
Intermediate

Title of Presentation
Machine Safety Programs: Built with Risk Assessments

Session Description
Machine Safety Programs protect workers from risk. They can be a challenge to start, and even greater challenge to sustain. A great program is built with risk assessments as its foundation. Risk Assessments identify the hazards, quantify the risk, and put controls in place to protect workers. The risk assessment forms the due diligence to ensure that the plan to reduce risk is well documented and understood by all stakeholders.

We'll outline the risk assessment process, how to build it into your Machine Safety Program, and the measurements needed to ensure you sustain that effort. We'll use case studies and examples of successful Machine Safety Programs to show you what strong programs look like and the challenges to get there. We'll explain the ongoing use of risk assessments for continuous improvement of your program.

Learning Objectives
Understand how to use Risk Assessments. Recognize Risk Assessments as a foundation of Machine Safety Programs. Identify Leading Indicators for Measurement.


Speakers

  Mr. Mike Gordon
Co-Founder

Company
Workplace Engineering Solutions Inc.

Bio
Graduating in 1996 from Carleton University in Ottawa, Mike has over 20 years’ experience as a Mechanical Engineer. Mike developed machine safety expertise through a hands-on approach, and has always maintained a focus on real world solutions, specializing in practical application of codes and regulations.


  Ms. Kristin Petaski 
Co-Founder

Company
Workplace Engineering Solutions Inc.

Bio
Graduating in 2006 from University of Manitoba, Kristin has over 10 years’ experience as a Manufacturing Engineer. Kristin has worked to reduce risk for all workers through the process of risk assessments and machine safeguarding inspections.

Session
4B

Date
Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Time
11:15 am - 12:30 pm

Classification
All Audiences

Title of Presentation
Safe 4 the Right Reasons

Session Description
Creating a positive safety culture is both an Art and a Science! The Science addresses all the regulations, compliance and engineering, and most companies have this covered. The Art side, or what we refer to as the “thin air” or human side of the equation, can be the greatest challenge for companies to conquer. Safe 4 the Right Reasons” breaks down our basic human nature and delivers a personal motivation to each employee to value their safety. This message also addresses how we must watch out for each other and be our brother’s keeper. The best part of this message is that it is personal for every employee and can be incorporated into all your safety messages and training's. It serves as the foundation for your safety culture for years to come.

Learning Objectives
Gain a full understanding of how safety impacts them both on and off the job. Learn their personal reasons for being safe. Recognize real world tools to immediately effect their own safe habits.


Speakers

  Mr. Wylie Davidson 
Training & Culture Specialist

Company
DiVal Safety

Bio
Wylie Davidson is the Training and Culture Specialist, as well as a Motivational speaker and Presenter for DiVal Safety Equipment, Inc. located in Buffalo, NY. DiVal Safety is an International leader in safety supplies & training.

Wylie has been the featured speaker at numerous national and regional safety conferences across the country as well as national accounts that include John Deere, Kellogg’s, ExxonMobil, New Era Cap, Xcel Energy and NASA, as well as several local and regional Safety Associations. As a Training and Safety Culture Specialist at DiVal Safety, Wylie has played an integral role in the growth and development of DiVal Safety’s training division.

Throughout his 20 years of safety and management experience, he has visited and toured hundreds of manufacturing plants and job sites that include virtually every aspect of industry, construction, municipality and utility. His ability to interact with a variety of work force clientele, coupled with his dynamic personality and humor has allowed him to become a favorite among presenters. As a motivational speaker and safety trainer, Wylie has impacted thousands and has a unique ability to effectively deliver his message so it is relevant and personal for each attendee. Wylie is a Member of National Safety Council and is a certified trainer with the NSC.

Session
4C

Date
Monday, September 24, 2019

Time
11:15 am - 12:30 pm

Classification
All Audiences

Title of Presentation
Necks at Risk! Case Studies of Occupational Disease Process and Strain – Sprain Injuries 

Session Description
In our experience, there are missed opportunities to effectively manage and remediate the outcomes of neck related occupational injuries and diseases. This presentation by an Occupational Physician and Certified Professional Ergonomist will enhance the participant’s understanding and knowledge of neck related pain due to occupational issues. Case studies of degenerative neck disease, osteoarthritis, myofascial pain, radiculopathy, and strain – sprain injuries will be presented from a diagnosis, injury mechanism and medical management perspective. Participants will become aware of known ergonomic hazards, the epidemiological evidence for work relatedness as well as biological work-related injury mechanisms that may not currently be recognized as work-related. Participants will also be presented with varying opinions to overcome challenges related to medical management, prevention and accommodation.

Learning Objectives
Differentiate between degenerative neck disease and injury in the context of work hazards. Become aware of injury mechanisms and prevention principles for work related neck injuries and diseases. Discuss and form action plans to overcome challenges related to medical management, prevention and accommodation.


Speakers

  Dr. Rob Chase 
Occupational Physician

Company
MFL Occupational Health Centre 

Bio
Rob Chase MD MSc FRCPC is an occupational health physician practicing in Manitoba and Ontario and assistant professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Manitoba. His clinical focus is work-related musculoskeletal injury management and prevention. His research area includes immigrant workers in precarious occupations and visual interview tools in qualitative research.


  Mr. Andrew Dolhy  
Ergonomist

Company
MFL Occupational Health Centre 

Bio
Andrew Dolhy is a CPE with 20 years’ experience at the MFL Occupational Health Centre. Andrew has completed 8 WCB of Manitoba funded projects and developed and teaches a 40 hour industrial ergonomics course at Red River College. Andrew was on the Minister of Labour’s Advisory Council from 2008 – 2014.

Session
4D

Date
Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Time
11:15 am - 12:30 pm

Classification
Intermediate

Title of Presentation
Investigating Workplace Harassment and Violence

Session Description
This presentation will introduce health and safety professionals to the important role that they may play as an investigator in an allegation of workplace harassment and or violence. Health and Safety legislation has evolved in Canada over the last decade to include prohibitions against harassment, sexual harassment and workplace violence. Recent initiatives for example in Ontario require an employer to conduct a mandatory investigation when there is a complaint of harassment or violence in the workplace.

This session will prepare, equip and empower workplace health and safety professionals whether in house or external consultants, to conduct such an investigation. It will deal with issues such as, defining the scope and mandate of the investigation, how to request a documents freeze, identifying witnesses and conducting witness interviews, understanding the principles of evidence that apply during an investigation, conducting assessments of credibility, analyzing and summarizing evidence, providing
conclusions, and making recommendations in your investigation report.

Provided by Norm Keith, Canada's leading Occupational Health and Safety Lawyer, an experienced workplace investigator. Mr. Keith is the first practising lawyer in Canada to achieve the Canadian Registered Safety Professional Designation. He is the author of a number of books including, Workplace Violence and Harassment, Health and Safety in Workplace, Emergency Preparedness and Response.

Learning Objectives
Understand Health and Safety Legislation dealing with Workplace Investigations. Prepare for and conduct a Workplace Investigation. Write an Investigation Report.


Speaker

  Mr. Norm Keith 
Partner 

Company
Fasken

Bio
Mr. Keith is the leading occupational health and safety (OHS) lawyer in Canada. He advises and represents employers, officers and directors, and managers regarding OHS/WSIB compliance, accident investigations, and litigation across Canada. He has successfully defended hundreds of OHS prosecutions at trials and appeals. He advises employers on legal compliance with OHS law across Canada. Mr. Keith has written many of the leading texts in this field, including Canadian Health and Safety Law, Canadian Emergency Management and Response Manual, and Workplace Health and Safety Crimes (3rd Edition), dealing with the amendments to the Criminal Code dealing with the Westray Mine Disaster. Mr. Keith was the first practising lawyer in Canada to achieve the Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) designation. He is a highly sought after speaker by employers, business associations, bar associations, universities, and risk management conferences. He has been a course developer and an instructor in the ASSE Global Safety Risk Management certificate course since 2013. He has been a judge for the prestigious Thomson Reuters Canada's Safest Employer Awards since 2014.

Session
4E

Date
Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Time
11:15 am - 12:30 pm

Classification
Intermediate

Title of Presentation
Emotionally Intelligent Leadership: How Does Your EQ Influence Your Safety Leadership?

Session Description
You may have heard the buzz about emotional intelligence or EQ. The concept that we can measure and even improve our skills in managing our emotions and creating relationships with others. In practical terms, this means we can learn to increase our ability to manage our own emotions, and then enhance our impact on others, developing stronger relationships. But how can our EQ be developed to influence safety?

Emotional intelligence is a concept that has been proven to improve our leadership potential. By understanding the brain science and basic learned behaviours, we can learn to improve our existing EQ to become better safety leaders and drive the safety culture in our companies.

This session is designed to empower safety professionals to understand how to improve their emotional intelligence and then leverage it to build forward their leadership skills. Practical strategies will be provided to help you understand and improve your existing EQ.

Learning Objectives
Relate brain science and the basic components of emotional intelligence. Recognize and participate in various strategies designed to improve emotional intelligence. Apply and validate multiple approaches that can be used to leverage EQ strategies to create influence and improve leadership potential.


Speaker

  Ms. Susan Sawatzky 
Director

Company
In-Scope Solutions

Bio
Susan Sawatzky, B. Ed, CRSP, owner of In-Scope Solutions, is an international speaker and consultant specializing in fatigue management and Psychological H & S in the workplace. She is an instructor at the U of C, U of A, and UNB and a CMHA Certified Psychological H & S Advisor.

Session
4F

Date
Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Time
11:15 am - 12:30 pm

Classification
N/A

Title of Presentation
Sustainability and the Safety Profession – a CSSE Presidential Stream Session

Session Description
Join CSSE President Trevor Johnson as he hosts a conversation on the sustainability movement in Canada, the US and UK.

Learning Objectives
N/A


Speaker

  Mr. Trevor Johnson
President

Company
Canadian Society of Safety Engineering

Bio
Trevor is CSSE's President.

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