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CSSE Conference

Session
WA

Date
Sunday, September 16, 2018

Time
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Classification
All Audiences

Title of Presentation
Rescue Planning – An Essential Part of Fall Protection

Session Description
Proper Work and Rescue Planning is a necessity in order to keep workers at height safe and maintain efficiency. Various risk/hazard assessment methods, lack of understanding of work processes, legislative interpretation, on top of a multitude of available equipment and rescue techniques, can make doing this properly an ambiguous and time-consuming task. Join Colin for this interactive learning session that will help you hone your knowledge in developing plans that contribute to efficient work, protect the worker, and provide contingency in the event of unforeseen circumstances. At the end of this workshop, you will have more confidence to prepare effective work plans, identify the differences between various rescue situations, choose suitable equipment, and complete risk assessments for the purposes of work and rescue planning in high angle situations.

Learning Objectives
Identify the differences between various rescue situations. Understand the need for High Angle Rescue and the associated risks. Develop an understanding of the available equipment, techniques, and training for high angle rescue. Prepare work and rescue plans for various job situations.


Speaker

  Mr. Colin LeGrow
President/Owner Operator, Lead Instructor

Company
Technical Rope & Rescue Inc.

Bio
Colin LeGrow is an experienced instructor in a number of disciplines including fall protection and high angle rescue. He is a Level 3 Rope Access Supervisor and has more then 15 years experience with working at height. He has made an in-depth study of safety and rescue, specifically focusing on work-at-height and confined space challenges. As a graduate from Memorial University's Bachelor of Commerce program he has since worked with local and international organizations in marketing, safety and management. Colin owns and operates Technical Rope & Rescue Inc., a company of like-minded professionals that provide clients with innovative solutions for hard-to-handle risky situations, that may seem impractical or impossible to contend with and are beyond the norm. This includes safety training, emergency response, field safety services & rope access. Personally Colin has a passion for outdoor pursuits and often leads family and friends on off-road adventures. He contributes to his community through volunteering with the Rovers Ground Search & Rescue Team and with his hometown Bauline, NL. A rural setting that is close to St. John’s, where he lives with his wife and two sons.

Session
WB

Date
Sunday, September 16, 2018

Time
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Classification
All Audiences

Title of Presentation
Implementing Effective Sun Safety in the Workplace

Session Description
Exposure to the sun, and particularly its ultraviolet radiation, is recognized as one of the most significant physical risks in the occupational environment. Over-exposure is associated with significant adverse health effects (e.g. sunburn, skin cancers, eye conditions, heat stress). Most outdoor workers in Canada are categorized as having high levels of sun exposure and are known to be less than sufficiently protected. Despite the adverse effects from solar UV exposure being largely preventable, implementing and sustaining effective sun protection programs in the workplace is difficult.

Sun Safety at Work Canada was a recently completed national project which had as its objective the development of a sustainable sun safety program to assist workplaces effectively manage excessive sun exposure of their outdoor workers. This project addressed both solar UV radiation exposure and heat stress together as ‘sun safety’, and took the approach that ‘sun safety’ was most effectively addressed through the occupational health and safety management system (OHSMS) of a workplace. As such, the project developed a sun safety program to align with the elements of an OHSMS. The project worked with 17 workplaces throughout Canada to develop sun safety tools and resources (for each for the OHSMS elements) and to assist these workplaces in implementing more effective sun safety programs. The project also had a rigorous research component that included extensive qualitative and quantitative assessment to better understand occupational sun safety and to evaluate the effectiveness of the sun safety initiatives implemented in the participating workplaces.

This presentation/workshop will describe main project results and will discuss the key considerations for implementing effective sun safety programs for outdoor workers. The project identified a range of barriers and facilitators for workplaces implementing sun safety measures. Results showed that initially the use of sun protection measures among workers was poor with high rates of sunburn reported. Dosimetry of personal exposures of workers showed high levels of exposure which were many times the occupational exposure limit. Despite the challenges faced by the workplaces, the initiatives implemented by the trial workplaces produced improvements in sun safety practices. The presentation/workshop will also present the sun safety model approach developed by the project and will introduce the project’s website and extensive range of freely downloadable resources. It will also step attendees through the key components of developing their own sun safety program to improve sun safety measures within their workplaces.

Learning Objectives
Have an appreciation of the health and safety implications of excessive sun exposure. Have an appreciation of the barriers and facilitators for implementing effective sun safety measures for outdoor workers. Implement a sun safety program for their workplace.


Speakers

  Dr. Peter Strahlendorf
Associate Professor

Company
Ryerson University

Bio
Dr. Peter Strahlendorf is an associate professor in the School of Occupational and Public Health. Since 1986, he has taught in both the daytime degree program and with the G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education. He graduated from Queen's University with a degree in both Biology and Law, and later graduated from the University of Waterloo with a bachelor's in Environmental Studies. In the early 1980s, he practiced law with the firm of Borden & Elliot in Toronto and in 1983 began consulting in the areas of occupational and environmental health and safety. In 1987, he received a Master of Laws from the University of Toronto on the subject of worker and community rights. In 1991, he received a Doctorate in Law from the University of Toronto.

Dr. Strahlendorf is a frequent guest speaker at health and safety seminars and conferences across Canada. He has served on the Board of Governors of the Board for Canadian Registered Safety Professionals, as vice-chairperson. His interests involve health and safety management systems, the internal responsibility system, due diligence, the role of workplace health and safety committees, and other legal and managerial issues in health and safety.


  Dr. Thomas Tenkate
Associate Professor & Director - School of Occupational and Public Health

Company
Ryerson University

Bio
Thomas Tenkate is an Associate Professor and has been Director of the School of Occupational and Public Health at Ryerson University since 2011. He has worked in Australia, the USA and now in Canada in the fields of environmental health, public health and occupational health and safety. He has been in academia for 15 years, and prior to this he worked in a variety of government roles for 10 years. Originally qualified as an environmental health officer, he also gained qualifications in industrial hygiene, management, and education, including a Doctor of Public Health in industrial hygiene from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA. He has been active in professional societies, including a period as national president of Environmental Health Australia. An ongoing research interest is occupational exposure and risk management of ultraviolet radiation.

Session
WC

Date
Sunday, September 16, 2018

Time
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Classification
Senior

Title of Presentation
Leading & Benchmarking Industry – SHARE Network Attaining the Highest H&S Industry Standards

Session Description
Attend this session to learn how the Chemistry Industry benchmarks leading indicators and industry best practices. This session will have chemical plant representatives from leading Canadian industries representing health and safety leadership, owner client firms and contractors that support the industry.

This innovative group through Responsible Care, since 1980’s have work together to attain the best in health and safety performance. Hear how industry works together and collaboratively to share best practices with direct competitors in the business. A competitor improving their health and safety performance, enhances and positively impacts the industry at all levels.

Each company will provide their perspective and experience and include group discussion on sharing of best practices amongst the health and safety profession and industry. This approach SHARE = Safety and Health Analysis, Recognition and Exchange

Learning Objectives
Contribute to sharing of best practices and working towards the highest and best of health and safety standards. Experience an approach of an industry working with competitors in the business to attain improved global health and safety performance. Learn from several leading global health and safety professionals from high-risk industries and how they collectively mitigate and eliminate the potential of loss at their companies and their competitors.


Speakers

  Dr. Peter Sturm
President

Company
STURM Consulting Inc.

Bio
Peter Sturm, is a senior Safety, Health and Risk Management Executive with Sturm Consulting Inc. He works with companies to assist them in strategically managing their safety and health risks and integrating their safety and health management systems into their business strategies and sustainability initiatives. This includes building safety and health management systems, auditing and the investigation of critical workplace events and their prevention.

Peter is the SHARE Co-ordinator for the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada, the leading organization for chemistry companies and creator of “Responsible Care”. A Canadian solution of where member-companies strive to “do the right thing and be seen to do the right thing.” They innovate for safer and greener products and processes, and work to continuously improve their environmental, health and safety performance.

He is a Vice President and Director of Minerva Safety Management Education, bringing health and safety to the core curricula across Canada at the professional programs of business and engineering, He is a Past President of the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE), as well as the Education Director and Chapter Chair. He is a Professional Member and Certified Health and Safety Consultant (CHSC).

Peter served over a decade as a Governor with the Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals.

Peter is a Board Member with the Centre for Safety and Health Sustainability and Director of the Centre’s Advisory Council. The Centre’s responsibility promotes the protection of human life and the safety, health and well-being of workers, customers, and neighbouring communities are a primary consideration in any business endeavour.


  Mr. Ed Henry
HSE Manager

Company
Quinn Contrating part of the Graham Group of Companies

Bio
Edward Henry, is a Health and Safety Manager for Quinn Contracting Ltd. Quinn Contracting caters to the largest oil, gas & petrochemical producers in Western Canada. Quinn specializes in Plant Maintenance, Turnarounds, Shutdowns & Outages, Capital Projects and Speciality Services. Reporting to the Vice President of Operations, the Health and Safety Department at Quinn is the primary driving force behind achieving a world class safety record of 0.48 on a 5 year average. At our peak Quinn logged 1.87 million people hours recordable free. With over 2100 employees during peak times and with a partially transient workforce achieving this success has been challenging and rewarding.

Edward is an Associate Member of the SHARE network for the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada, the leading organization for chemistry companies and creator of “Responsible Care”. A Canadian solution of where member-companies strive to “do the right thing and be seen to do the right thing.” They innovate for safer and greener products and processes, and work to continuously improve their environmental, health and safety performance.

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