Program Schedule

THE WESTERN CONFERENCE ON SAFETY IS NOW COMPLETELY SOLD OUT. As of March 28 the only seats available are for the Post Conference Supervisors Safety Training Course held Wednesday April 10. 

Attending the Conference? Last Minute Information to Help You

  1. Commuting to the conference? It’s located in the Hyatt Regency Vancouver, 655 Burrard Street, Vancouver. The best way to reach it is via Skytrain with the Burrard Skytrain station located right beside the Hyatt Regency. Canada Line’s Vancouver City Centre station is located just 2 blocks away. Parking will be very full at the Hyatt but there is a fair number of public parking facility’s located close by.
  2. Arriving on Sunday April 7? Beat the Monday morning rush and pick up your registration package at the conference registration desk. Open Sunday from 3:30 – 6:30pm on the 3rd floor.
  3. Monday/Tuesday Conference registration desk hours are Monday 7:00- 4:30, Tuesday 7:00 – 2:45pm.
  4. Lunch is NOT provided as part of your conference registration. The hotel features the Mosaic Grill restaurant, plus there is a large food court located in the Royal Centre Mall located under the Hyatt Regency hotel and justnext door in the Bentall Centre Mall there are 2 more food courts. Outside at street level there are many popular restaurants and food trucks located within 1-2 blocks.
  5. The conference is a scent-free environment. In consideration of others, please reduce or avoid the use of perfume or other personal scents.

For Session Descriptions, scroll to bottom of page, or click on a session title in the grid below, or click on the button to the right:

Monday, April 8, 2019

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7:00am
Registration & Tradeshow Opens
Regency Foyer (3rd Floor)

7:30am
Regency Ballroom  Tradeshow Area Opens
Regency Ballroom “A”

10:00 – 10:30am
Coffee Break and Safety Tradeshow

10:30 – 11:45am
Session 2A
The Safety Imperative: Taking Risk Management to the Next Level
Plaza Ballroom (2nd Floor)

10:30 – 11:45am
Session 2B
Why Safety, Why Me? A Control Freak’s Confession
Georgia Ballroom (2nd Floor)

10:30 – 11:45am
Session 2C
SUPERVISION: The Key to Felt Leadership 
Regency Ballroom “D” (3rd Floor)

10:30 – 11:45am
Session 2D
What Can Organizations Expect After Cannabis Legalization?
Oxford Room (3rd Floor by Elevators)

11:45 – 1:15pm
Lunch Break (on own for lunch) and Safety Tradeshow

NEW! Movies Over Lunch Hour with 2019 Student Safety Video Contest Hosted by WorkSafeBC
Georgia Ballroom (2nd Floor)

 

1:15 – 2:45pm
Session 3A
Addressing Impairment in the Workplace
Georgia Ballroom (2nd Floor)

1:15 – 2:45pm
Session 3B
Cultural Connections and Considerations with Safety
Plaza Ballroom (2nd Floor)

1:15 – 2:45pm
Session 3C
We Don’t Know What We Don’t Know
Oxford Room (3rd Floor by Elevators)

1:15 – 2:45pm
Session 3D
Time to Get Involved in Mental Health
at Work
Regency Ballroom “D” (3rd Floor)

2:45 – 3:15pm
Coffee Break and Safety Tradeshow (tradeshow closes at 3:30)

3:15 – 4:30pm
Session 4A
For Cause and For Prosecution Investigations
How Proof of Due Diligence is Your Friend

Regency Ballroom “D” (3rd Floor)

3:15 – 4:30pm
Session 4B
BBS In Corporate Driving. It’s About Time
Oxford Room (3rd Floor by Elevators)

3:15 – 4:30pm
Session 4C
What’s This “New View” Stuff?
(and why should I care?)

Plaza Ballroom (2nd Floor)

3:15 – 4:30pm
Session 4D
Are You Prepared?
Georgia Ballroom (2nd Floor)

4:30pm
Conference concludes for the day

Tuesday April 9, 2019

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7am
Safety Tradeshow & Registration Open

Regency Foyer & Balmoral Room (3rd Floor)

7:30am
Regency Ballroom “A” (3rd Floor) Opens

8:30 – 9:45 am
Keynote Presentation: Unstoppable Mental Health Safety
Regency Ballroom “D” (3rd Floor)

9:45 – 10:15 am
Coffee Break and Safety Tradeshow

10:15 – 11:45am
Session 6A
A.N.C.H.O.R.I.N.G Mental Health Safety 
Georgia Ballroom (2nd Floor)

10:15 – 11:45am
Session 6B
The “New View of Safety” A Union Perspective
Oxford Room (3rd Floor by Elevators)

10:15 – 11:45am
Session 6C
Safety Strategic Planning
Plaza Ballroom (2nd Floor)

10:15 – 11:45am
Session 6D
Turbo-Charge Your Incident Investigations
Regency Ballroom “D” (3rd Floor)

11:45 – 1:15pm
Lunch & Safety Tradeshow (Tradeshow closes at 1:15pm. On Own for Lunch)

1:15 – 2:30pm
Session 7A
Workplace Safety Inspections
Georgia Ballroom (2nd Floor)

1:15 – 2:30pm
Session 7B
Cannabis is Legal, Now What?
How to Safely Manage the Impact of Legalization in Your Workplace
Oxford Room (3rd Floor by Elevators)

1:15 – 2:30pm
Session 7C
Nutrition for Your Noggin
Regency Ballroom “D” (3rd Floor)

1:15 – 2:30pm
Session 7D
Joint Health and Safety Committee Effectiveness
Plaza Ballroom (2nd Floor)

2:30pm
Conference Concludes

Wednesday April 10, 2019

Optional Post-Conference Professional Development Courses (All courses on 2nd Floor, Hyatt Regency Vancouver, 655 Burrard St. Vancouver)

8:30 – 4:30pm
Session PC-1
SOLD OUT
Fundamentals
of

Joint Health
& Safety
Committees

SOLD OUT
Georgia Ballroom “B”

8:30 – 4:30pm
Session PC-2
Supervisor
Safety Training
Course

Plaza Ballroom “A”

8:30 – 4:30pm
Session PC-3
Accident/Incident
Investigations
Course

Plaza Ballroom “B”

 

 

8:30 – 4:30pm
SOLD OUT
Session PC-4

Hazard
Identification

&
Risk Assessment
Course

SOLD OUT
Plaza Ballroom “C”

 

8:30 – 5:00pm
Session PC-5
SOLD OUT
Essentials of Risk Management for the OHSE Practitioners
A CHSC Coursee
by CSSE
SOLD OUT

Georgia Ballroom “A”
(Ends at 5pm both days)

 

Thursday April 11, 2019

Optional Post-Conference Professional Development Courses

8:30 – 5:00pm
Session PC-5
Continued

 

Please Note: All sessions, speakers, events, times and descriptions are subject to change without notice. Pacific Safety Center Ltd reserves the right to limit quantities and to correct errors or omissions. For the latest information and updates please check the home page.

Scent Friendly:
Scent Friendly: The 2019 Western Conference on Safety is a scent-free environment. In consideration of others, please “scent-sitive” and reduce or avoid your use of perfume or other personal scents. Your fellow conference attendees will appreciate you for it.

Session Descriptions:

Monday April , 2019

7:00am

Registration and Safety Tradeshow Opens

 

8:30 – 10:00am

Session 1A
Welcome and Opening Remarks

Master of Ceremonies:
Tanya Steele, R(CSO), CSS, CHSC TR Steele Company

Conference Chair
Terry Swain, President, Pacific Safety Center Ltd

Welcoming Remarks
Al Johnson, Vice, President, Prevention Services, WorkSafeBC Representative

9:00 – 10:00am

Keynote: Making Safety Stick

Safety messages, how can we make them stick? Why can everyone remember that urban legend, a rumour, or a story told over a couple of drinks but walk out of a safety meeting and not remember the topics discussed that day. As Safety Professionals, we communicate in a variety of ways and at times struggle with why our communications did not get attention, resonate, or get the message across like we expected. The concepts that will be discussed in this session are the stickiness factors – simple, unexpected, concrete, credible, emotional and stories. This session overviews principles of stickiness that one can apply to ensure successful safety messages and communication – sticks – that the information is understood, its remembered and it changes something.

Speaker: Eldeen Pozniak, BA, BSc, CEES, CHSC, CHSMSA, CRSP, FIIRSM, CMIOSSH, Pozniak and Associates, Saskatoon, SK

10:00 – 10:30am

Safety Tradeshow and Coffee Break

10:30 – 11:45am

Session 2A
The Safety Imperative: Taking Risk Management to the Next Level

The increased application of proven safety and risk management elements provides an opportunity for industry. Building on leading practices informs risk management strategies that save lives, prevent harm, protect the environment and avoid serious asset loss. In the face of persisting incidents, the safety imperative drives performance improvement, sustainable industrial development and a safer society.
Speaker: Gord Winkel, Chair and Industrial Professor of Engineering Safety and Risk Management, University of Alberta

Session 2B
“Why Safety, Why Me?” A Control Freaks Confession

Are you a control freak? A glory hog? A lover of immediate and concrete results?  Tanya was and maybe still is.  This session is for you! As a leader in the safety training and consulting field, Tanya gets asked two things constantly: 1. How did you do it? 2. Why do we have to do that?

Through her entertaining personal and professional stories, you’ll hear why being tied to a tree changed her life. She’s learned the hard way that sometimes we have to yield to yield results. And when we don’t want to, what do we do? During this energetic and informative presentation, Tanya shares her journey from suburbia to safety leader. Be inspired by her take on what it means to be a woman of influence, what safety is really about, and why we should even bother. “What if one” is her standard operating procedure. What if you were “the one”?  Come and let her test your standard operating procedure. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll love her energy and you’ll benefit from her humble expertise.
Speaker: Tanya Steele, CHSC, RCSO), NCSO, CSS. TR Steele and Company

Session 2C
SUPERvision: The Key to Felt Leadership

This presentation will inspire supervisors at all levels to remember they play a key role in demonstrating felt leadership in the organization. People at all levels are watching their supervisors’ responses to situations and will likely respond the same way when faced with similar challenges. Decision making is key, and there is a difference between thinking and knowing. The presentation will also focus on supervisory traps and failures and will provide ways to avoid them.
Speaker: Kirk Regular, Manager of Support Services, Manitoba Operations, Vale Canada Ltd.

 

Session 2D
What Can Organizations Expect After Cannabis Legalization?

With the impending legalization of marijuana in Canada, what do organizations need to consider? How will the workplace be affected by both recreational and medical marijuana? What are the implications? This session will also provide individuals the opportunity for questions and answers.
Speaker: Tom Brocklehurst, Director of Prevention Practices and Quality, WorkSafeBC

 11:45am – 1:15pm

Safety Tradeshow and Lunch (On Own For Lunch)

12:15 – 1:00pm  NEW!!!  Movies over Lunch Hour — and a Chance to Win a Prize.

Bring Your lunch and join WorkSafeBC as we screen this year’s finalists in the 2019 Student Safety Video Contest. Expect creative and compelling health & safety messages from B.C. high school students with a series of 2 minute films. Then vote for your favorites and help determine this year’s winners! Join us from 12:15 – 1:00pm Monday April 8 in the Georgia Ballroom. Sit back, enjoy, cast your votes and enter for a chance to win an emergency preparedness kit. See you at the movies

1:15 – 2:45pm

Session 3A
Addressing Impairment in the Workplace

While cannabis laws vary by jurisdiction, there are questions about how this could impact the workplace. This session will focus on the issue of impairment, using cannabis as an example. Participants will gain tips, key steps, and insights, on how organizations can prepare programmatically for potential challenges and impacts the new legislation may have on workplace safety. The session will host interactive discussions and exercises, and will offer tips on how to recognize and deal with impairment at work, as well as steps to take toward education for supervisors and employees. Participants will gain insight into how clear guidance can be provided to all parties. They can also expect to learn how impairment impacts on creating or maintaining a healthy workplace.
Speaker: Jan Chappel, Senior Technical Specialist, Canadian Center for Occupational Health and Safety

Session 3B
Cultural Connections and Considerations with Safety

Well known for her sense of humour and down to earth approach, Eldeen uses experiences from her consulting practice and personal life to deliver timely, well researched and insightful thoughts about the importance of cultural intelligence in safety programs. As we become an increasingly global community, it is important to look at how plans are developed in communications and training with considerations for multicultural influence. Eldeen’s presentation will discuss cultural intelligence and demonstrate the application of 5 culture scales that should be considered when working with and communicating with multicultural groups.
Speaker: Eldeen Pozniak, BA, BSc, CEES, CHSC, CHSMSA, CRSP, FIIRSM, CMIOSSH, Pozniak and Associates, Saskatoon, SK

Session 3C
We Don’t Know What We Don’t Know

So… we asked. This session will review the findings from multiple surveys from across Canada regarding workplace fatigue. How are organizations addressing fatigue? What are employees saying? What are the unique challenges amongst municipalities, first responders and construction? How are healthcare workers coping? What about those who work north of 60? Are we safe on the roads with tired truckers? Are regulations the answer, or do they just create more questions? Find out who’s leading the way and where your organization stands in the pack
Speaker: Mike Harnett, Solaris Fatigue Management, Surrey BC.

Session 3D
Time to Get Involved in Mental Health at Work

Mental health and psychological safety has been a serious issue for the medical and the public health communities and now it is on the agenda as a workplace health and safety issue. In this session we will explore the issue of mental health at work and discuss what programming would look like that would increase the psychological safety of workplaces.   We will answer the questions: what psychological safety is; why you need to evaluate your organization; how to create a psychologically safe workplace; how to capitalize by using a team approach to solution formulation; and how measurement can be used to ensure program success.
Speaker: Glyn Jones, M.A.Sc., P.Eng., CIH, CRSP, Partner, EHS Partnerships Ltd. Calgary Alberta

2:45 – 3:15pm

Safety Tradeshow and Coffee Break (Tradeshow Closes at 3:30pm)

3:15 – 4:30pm

Session 4A
For Cause and for Prosecution Investigations – How Proof of Due Diligence is Your Friend

This session will highlight the two types of WorkSafeBC investigations that may arise should there be a fatality or serious injury at your worksite and what these mean for you. We will also look at when these cases may be subject to criminal prosecution. Finally, the defence of due diligence will be examined, how to prove it, and the important role and responsibilities of supervisors.
Speaker: Kim Fournier, BA, LLB, Manager, Law and Policy, Employers’ Advisors Office

Session 4B
BBS in Corporate Driving. It’s About Time

For more than 50 years, companies have spent millions of dollars training their staff to be safer drivers. But vehicle collisions remain a significant risk for many organizations. Are these collisions a result of driving knowledge, driver behavior or a combination? Traditional driver safety education focuses on upgrading driver knowledge but rarely touch on the driver’s motivation for behavior. Recent developments focus less on driver knowledge (which is usually high) and work on educating drivers with the knowledge and skills to equip them to better self-regulate risk acceptance and rejection based on rational criteria rather than emotional or impulsive motives.
Speakers: Ryan Jacobson, Chief Executive Director, Saskatchewan Safety Council, Regina, Saskatchewan and Spencer McDonald, Thinking Driver, Surrey BC

Session 4C
What’s This “New View” Stuff (and why should I care?)

Safety Differently. Safety II. Human and Organizational Performance (HOP). The ‘new view’. It is known by many names, but collectively there is a movement growing within the safety community which cannot be ignored. ‘Safety’ is a 30-year-old profession based on century-old ideas, and we have strayed from the prevention vision described in the 1916 Pineo Report regarding what safety in British Columbia could be. In this session Jeff will explain the history of the movement, its relationship with ‘orthodox’ or conventional safety, and what implementation and practice of these ideas looks like.
Speaker: Jeff Lyth, Consultant, QSP Leadership

Session 4D
Are You Prepared?

Are you aware of emergency risks that are specific to your region? Do you have a plan and the supplies to ensure you, your employees, your family and community are kept safe? Knowledge is key when it comes to Emergency Preparedness. Chad McGillivary will share information about why we are at risk for earthquakes here in British Columbia, provide general preparedness tips, help attendees evaluate how prepared they currently are and will describe items that are critical to one’s survival during an emergency.
Speaker: Chad McGillvary, GetMyKit.ca

 

Tuesday April 9, 2019

7:00am

Registration and Safety Tradeshow Opens

8:30 -9:45am

Session 5A: Keynote Presentation

Unstoppable Mental Health Safety by Stuart Ellis-Myers

The Unsafe Mind . . . Mental Health, Mental Wealth . . . change your thoughts, change your life Mentally Safe workplaces don’t start with hard hats and fall protection; they start in the minds of you and your people. 60% of all employees are either experiencing, hiding or observing heightened levels of anxiety, depression and mental health challenges. One in five Canadians are experiencing addiction and mental illness issues. Stuart Ellis-Myers offers fifty (50) years of personal firsthand mental health challenge experience learned from living and working safely with the rare neurological disorder Tourette Syndrome, anxiety, bipolar, clinical depression, OCD & ADD.

Best described by 800 + audiences as Robin Williams with a twitch and unforgettable mental health safety message. Leave this laugh-while-learning keynote with a deeper understanding of how to spot, diagnose, manage and lead those experiencing UNSAFE dual diagnoses mental health issues.

Speaker: Stuart Ellis-Myers ADD,OCD

9:45- 10:15am

Safety Tradeshow and Coffee Break

 

10:15 – 11:45am

Session 6A
A.N.C.H.O.R.I.N.G. Mental Health Safety 

A live ‘safety first’ group therapy demonstration.
Warning! This is not a passively presented information session. Instead of observing you will actively participate in a live demonstration based group therapy experience. Leave knowing how to generate fundamental places of safty that creates the genuine trust required to let you quickly, efficiently ‘trust based’ connect and communicate with the people that you lead. Stuart Ellis-Myers aka Twitchy will also live demonstrate a life changing group therapy relaxation technique that reveals the innate place of safety that we all possess.
Speaker: Stuart Ellis-Myers ADD,OCD

Session 6B
The “New View of Safety” A Union Perspective

The United Steel Workers (USW) in the US and Canada, as well as Unite the Union in the UK recently released a whitepaper called ‘A Trade Union Perspective on the New View of Health and Safety’. In this session, Jeff Lyth and Jim Frederick will review this paper and discuss its relevance and applicability in British Columbia today for workplaces involved in or interested in the New View of Health and Safety.
Speakers: Jim Frederick, Principle, Frederick Health & Safety Services, LLC (retired Assistant Director of USW Health, Safety & Environment) and Jeff Lyth, Consultant, QSP Leadership

Session 6C
Safety Strategic Planning

Resources are limited, and challenges are endless. Do you know where your organization needs to be performing but cannot seem to get there? Have you ever sat wondering how can you possibly achieve your safety goals? Have you been perplexed by what actions need to be taken?  This session will examine the Strategic Planning process as it relates to your organizational safety performance. Delegates will leave with a comfortable knowledge of how to organically grow an organizational safety strategic plan that will help focus resources and produce results.  Strategic plans are a critical safety management tool to guide resource allocation decisions, evaluation frameworks and provide a sense of direction for executives and senior organizational leaders.
Speaker: Ryan Jacobson, Chief Executive Officer, Saskatchewan Safety Council, Regina Saskatchewan

Session 6D
Turbo-Charge Your Incident Investigations

Incident investigations are a critical aspect of OSH System continuous improvement.  Current incident investigation processes are not as effective, and we need them to be better so we can to learn from past incidents and improve processes to prevent future incidents.  We must stop just filling out forms and move to finding the true causes so we can make improvements and reduce risk.  It’s time we talked about it, self-evaluated this process, and upgrade our thinking, knowledge and skills as safety leaders.
In this session the following will be reviewed:
How to rising above the tendency to just “fill out the investigation form” and start doing real investigations;
Discuss the basic causes of workplace incidents;
Explore the energy/barriers of hazard analysis and incident causation;
Establish the connection between incident investigation and good risk reduction;
Review the critical investigation phases and ensure they are done and in the right order;
How to gather evidence including site examination, witness interviewing, and documentation review; and discuss the reasons that few people do causal analysis as a part of their investigation process

Speaker: Glyn Jones, Glyn Jones, M.A.Sc., P.Eng, CIH, CRSP, Partner, EHS Partnerships Ltd, Calgary AB

11:45 – 1:15pm

Safety Tradeshow and Lunch (On own for Lunch, Tradeshow Closes at 1:15pm)

 

1:15pm – 2:30pm

Session 7A
Workplace Safety Inspections

Looking for tips on how to conduct your safety inspections? Trying to get more participation or response from the people in your workplace? This is the session for you. Learn how to plan and conduct successful safety inspections, rate hazards and get advice on implementation. This is a great session for safety committees, supervisors or anyone responsible for doing safety inspections in the workplace.
Speaker: Norm Ralph, CRSP, CDMP, CHSC, President, Apex Abilities, Surrey BC

Session 7B
Cannabis is Legal, Now What? How To Safely Manage the Impact of Legalization in Your Workplace

Cannabis in the workplace is a rapidly growing and highly contentious issue, especially for employers who operate in safety sensitive environments. The Canadian Government has legalized cannabis for non-medical recreational use, effective October 17 2018. The topic of cannabis accessibility and consumption is sensitive, complex, and highly polarized with issues and implications for health and safety. Employers have questions about how to respond to this new landscape. What changes are necessary to current policies and procedures? What if employees’ recreational use off-duty affects workplace performance? Are you ready for this unprecedented change? What do you do if you are not? 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 sensitive industries. Plan to attend this informative session and bring your questions.
Speaker: Dan Demers BSc, Director of Business Development, Cann/Amm

Session 7C
Nutrition for Your Noggin

Do you feel tired beyond what you think is normal? Have you ever experienced ‘brain fog’ or have trouble remembering appointments or people’s names?  Do you or experience anxiety or depression?

You may be surprised to learn that your gut health directly affects your brain health.  What happens in our gut affects cognition, how we manage stress, anxiety levels and ultimately our mood and behaviour.   A Registered Dietitian will discuss ways to improve your gut health, cognition and mood through nutrition.  You will leave this session with simple dietary strategies to ensure your gut and brain function at full capacity for years to come.
Speaker, Jennifer Howker Registered Dietitian, Apple Tree Nutrition Consulting

Session 7D
Joint Health and Safety Committee Effectiveness

In this awareness session, Daniel will be examining the effectiveness of the JHSC in the workplace. This session will discuss strategies for effective communication with management and front-line workers, and tips for maintaining a safety presence in the workplace through involvement with inspections, incident investigations, and hazard identification processes.
Speaker: Daniel York, CRSP OHS Audits Manager, Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC

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Post Conference Courses:

Wednesday April 10, 2019

8:30am – 4:30-5:00pm (depending on course)

Course PC-1 (One Day) 
— SOLD OUT — Fundamentals of Joint Health and Safety Committees Course   –SOLD OUT–

This course is ideal for new safety committee members needing to comply with WorkSafeBC’s New Safety Committee Member training regulations as well as existing members looking to upgrade their safety knowledge and skills. If your organization is setting up its first safety committee or looking to makes its existing committee more effective, this one day course is just what you need.

Topics include: applying the process of safety inspections and accident investigations, participating in constructive committee meetings, helping your committee work together and much more.

Course PC-2 (One Day)
Supervisors Safety Training Course (As of March 25 seats still available)

Supervisors are some of the most influential people in preventing workplace injuries and accidents. If they understand their key roles and have the specific skills needed to follow through on that understanding, a safe worksite almost always follows. If they don’t, or worse have never been taught how to supervise for safety, then accidents and injuries nearly always follow. This jam packed one-day course guides your supervisors through the fundamentals they need to ensure safety on the job.

Includes: What the regulatory agencies expect of supervisors, understanding risk taking, how to motivate for safety, how to interact with risk taking individuals, key prevention activities for supervisors and much more.

Fees:
$345.00 (after March 1, 2019)
GST extra

Course PC-3 (One Day)
 –SOLD OUT– Accident/Incident Investigation Course –SOLD OUT–

Great course for safety committee members, supervisors or anyone who is required to conduct and/or review accidents and incidents in the workplace. It will help you to effectively investigate accidents with the objective of reducing or preventing future accidents. This is one of our most popular courses.
Fees:
$345.00 (after March 1, 2019)
GST extra

Course PC-4 (One Day)
— SOLD OUT — Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment Course  — SOLD OUT–

A fundamental concept in managing occupational health and safety (and also in many WorkSafeBC’s regulations) is the recognition, assessment and control of hazards. The process is commonly referred to as Hazard Identification or Risk Assessment. But how do you determine what is a hazard and how do you find hidden hazards before someone gets hurt? This course will assist you in recognizing and rating the severity of workplace hazards and explore common strategies for controlling them. A great course for supervisors, managers and safety committee members.


The Following Course is Co-Hosted by the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering. Visit www.csse.org and click on Professional Development for full descriptions. 

Wednesday April 10 & Thursday April 11, 2019 (Two Day Course) 8:30am – 5:00pm,

Course PC-5 (Two Days- Ends at 5:00pm each day)

logo-csse-small–SOLD OUT–  Essentials of Risk Management For OHSE Practitioners   SOLD OUT–

(This course is co-hosted by the CSSE. Visit www.csse.org and click on Professional Development for FULL Description)

This 2 day course is a Certified Health & Safety Consultant (CHSC) Course conducted by the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering and is highly recommended for both internal and external occupational health and safety practitioners.   The Essentials of Risk Management for OHSE Practitioners provides the OHSE practitioner with the knowledge, skills and tools to be able to provide effective OHSE-focused risk management advice to company management and to exercise leadership in bringing an understanding the principles of OHSE risk management to the workplace. In this manner, the OHSE practitioner contributes to the building of a Safety Culture within or for his or her business or organization.

Course participants will be able to:

  • explain the different levels at which risk management may be applied and value the contributions that the organization, workplace teams, and other stakeholders can give to OHSE risk management;
  • use a number of conceptual models and practical tools to assist in defining and explaining OHSE risk management actions;
  • use the Risk Registry processes as an effective tool to manage organizational or workplace risks and hazards;Incorporate basic concepts of OHSE Risk Management into the broader field of risk management within the context of a business or organization’s overall culture.

Course examination:

The course exam is provided to participants by email within five business days of course completion. Participants have 4 weeks from the release date to complete the exam, along with a Statement of Independent Completion. This statement shows that the participant has read and understood the exam instructions, and is submitting an independently completed exam, with any and all collaboration and outside resources are acknowledged therein. The exam deadline is final. Only documented emergencies will be considered by the CSSE as extenuating circumstances for any written request for extension. Please note that delay in opening the exam after delivery, new or added work requirements, and holidays/vacation are not considered extenuating circumstances.

Successful completion of CHSC courses requires completion of a CHSC Exam with a minimum 75% standard. Exams require several hours additional time commitment beyond in-class time for the student to demonstrate mastery of the course expectations. The Exam for the Essentials of Risk Management course has technical content questions based on course materials and a Risk Management Case Study wherein the candidate is expected to apply the principles learned on the course.

Course credits:

* CSSE has awarded course 16 CHSC Maintenance Points for this course.

*The Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals has previously awarded this course Certification Maintenance points. Effective January 1, 2014 the BCRSP will no longer be issuing pre-approved CMP numbers. Each of these courses contains 16 hours of technical content and may be eligible for BCRSP Certificate Maintenance points in 2019. For further information on claiming points please visit http://www.bcrsp.ca

For more information on this course and/or the Certified Health and Safety Consultant  (CHSC) certification please visit the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering website by clicking here  

Lunch not provided