3-Jun-2020 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Leading Indicators: Using Your Data to Enhance Your Future OHS Performance (FREE Webinar)

Presenter: Wendy Tobin, Corteva Agrisciences Glogal EHS&S Centre of Expertise Chris Banbury, NOVA Chemicals 
Date & Time: June 3rd, 2020, 12:00 PM EST

Session Description:

As individuals, organizations and societies navigate the tremendous challenges of the current pandemic, we must consider the possibilities that there may have been leading indicators that predicted this global crisis. Leading indicators are predictive measures that are monitored in the effective performance of a management system that can identify, assess and control risk in the workplace. Given the evolving nature of health and safety that spans from chemical safety, to the integration of robotics to mental health in the workplace, the need for an understanding of leading indicators is critical.

This webinar will address the importance of tracking leading, as well as lagging health and safety indicators to improve the overall performance of your organization.

At the end of the session, participants will:

  • Understand the importance of proactive, predictive leading indicators
  • Measure the effectiveness of leading indicators from the example of other organizations
  • Learn about ongoing research to define and prioritize leading indicators in incident prevention


Wendy Tobin
Senior Environment, Health, Safety and Security (EHS&S) Consultant
Corteva Agriscience Global EHS&S Centre of Expertise

Wendy Tobin is a Senior Environment, Health, Safety and Security (EHS&S) Consultant in the Corteva Agriscience Global EHS&S Centre of Expertise. Her responsibilities include corporate EHS&S policies, standards, safety culture and compliance. Wendy is a Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) who sits on the Minerva Safety Education Board of Directors. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Mount Allison University and is a TapRooT® trained incident investigator. Ms. Tobin spent nearly 30 years with DuPont prior to the creation of Corteva Agriscience from the merger and spin of Dow and DuPont in 2019. She joined DuPont as a researcher in Kingston, Ontario, holding various technical and management roles, including Quality Manager, Operations Manager and EHS&S Manager for all DuPont businesses and functions in Canada, before moving into an EHS&S corporate role. Prior to joining DuPont, Ms. Tobin worked as a researcher at Dalhousie University, St. Francis Xavier University and the National Research Council – Atlantic Research Laboratory in Halifax, NS.

Chris Banbury
Co-Products, Rail & Wash/Dry Operations Team Leader
NOVA Chemicals

Chris Banbury , is a Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) and is dedicated to continuous safety improvement in the workplace. His commitment is demonstrated by his 13 plus years of experience and involvement as a safety professional, advisor and leader to the manufacturing and petrochemical industry, educational institutions, safety associations and government organizations. His active involvement in Steps for Life ensures that his conviction to health and safety remains rooted in the community. Chris has been a member of the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE) for over ten years with a portion of that being the NASOH Chair for AB, NWT & NU. Most recently, he represents NOVA Chemicals and the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC) as the lone Canadian on the new ANSI Z-16 Standard development for Safety and Health Metrics and Performance Measures.

About Minerva Canada

The CSSE was one of the 5 founding members of  Minerva Canada which is a not for profit volunteer organization dedicated to advancing Health and Safety education in post-secondary institutions and the only organization of its kind in North America. It develops teaching modules, case studies for academia, sponsors student projects as well as conducts professor Learning Forums and student award programs. Minerva has developed an online certificate program in Health and Safety for engineering and other post-secondary students with its university partners. To learn more please feel free to reach out via

Format: FREE Webinar

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