2024 Program Schedule  (The 2024 Conference is Now Over)

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Monday, April 14, 2025: Conference Day One

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7:00am
Registration & Tradeshow Opens

Regency Foyer and Ballroom “A” (3rd Floor)

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

10:30 – 11:45am
Session 2A
TBA 

10:30 – 11:45am
Session 2B
TBA)

10:30 – 11:45am
Session 2C
TBA

10:30 – 11:45am
Session 2D
TBA 

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

 

1:15 – 2:45pm
Session 3A
TBA

1:15 – 2:45pm
Session 3B
TBA

1:15 – 2:45pm
Session 3C
TBA 

1:15 – 2:45pm
Session 3D
TBA  

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

3:15 – 4:30pm
Session 4A
TBA

3:15 – 4:30pm
Session 4B
TBA

3:15 – 4:30pm
Session 4C
TBA

3:15 – 4:30pm
Session 4D
TBA

4:30pm
Conference concludes for the day

Tuesday April 15, 2025 Conference Day Two

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7am
Safety Tradeshow & Registration Open

8:30 
Friday Breakout Sessions Begin

8:30 – 9:45am
Session 6A
TBA 

8:30 – 9:45am
Session 6B
TBA

8:30 – 9:45am
Session 6C
TBA

8:30 – 9:45am
Session 6D
TBA 

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

10:15 – 11:30am
Session 7A
TBA

10:15 – 11:30am
Session 7B
TBA

10:15 – 11:30am
Session 7C
TBA

10:15 – 11:30am
Session 7D
TBA

11:30 – 12:45pm
Lunch & Safety Tradeshow (Tradeshow closes at 12:45pm. On Own for Lunch)

12:45 – 1:45 pm
SUPER SESSION 8A
TBA

12:45 – 1:45 pm
SUPER SESSION 8B
TBA

1:45 -2:00pm
Room Change

2:00 – 3:00 pm 
CLOSING KEYNOTE:
TBA
Regency Ballroom “D” (3rd Floor)

Wednesday April 16, 2025 (Post-conference professional development courses)

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8:30 – 4:30pm
Course PC-2
Acccident/Incident Investigations Course

8:30 – 4:30pm
Course PC-4
Supervisors Safety Training
Course

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.

Photography & Film Footage Will Be Taken During This Event
Please be advised that a photographer and videographer will be attending the Western Conference on Safety. By entering the conference your image may be included in some shots. If you do not wish to be included be identify yourself to the photographer/videographer and so indicate your wishes to them. Otherwise your presence here will constitute your consent to being photographed and/or video’ed and your acknowledgement that such photography/film may be used for promotional, archival or media purposes.

Scent Friendly:
Scent Friendly: The 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 14, 2025

7:00am:  Registration & Tradeshow Open

8:30 – 9:00am: Welcome and Opening Remarks:  (Regency Ballroom “D”, 3rd Floor)

Master of Ceremonies: Tanya Steele, R(CSO), CSS, CHSC TR Steele Company
Welcoming Remarks by: Conference Chair, Mary Moltman, Conference Chair,

9:00 – 10:00am

Keynote Presentation: TBA by: TBA

(Regency Ballroom “D”, 3rd Floor)

 

10:00 – 10:30am

Safety Tradeshow and Coffee Break

10:30 – 11:45am

Session 2A: 
TBA   
Speaker: TBA

Session 2B: 
TBA:  
Session Description to Follow.
Speaker: TBA.

Session 2C:
TBA:  
Description to Follow
Speaker: TBA

Session 2D: 
TBA 
Description to Follow
Speaker: TBA

 11:45am – 1:15pm

Safety Tradeshow and Lunch (On Own For Lunch)

1:15 – 2:45pm

Session 3A: 
TBA:  
Description to Follow
Speaker: TBA

Session 3B: 
TBA 
Description to follow.
Speaker: TBA

Session 3C: 
TBA  
Description to Follow
Speaker: TBA

Session 3D: 
TBA:  
Description to follow

Speaker: TBA

2:45 – 3:15pm

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

3:15 – 4:30pm

Session 4A: 
TBA:  
Description to Follow
Speaker: TBA

Session 4B: 
TBA:  
Description to follow
Speakers: TBA

Session 4C: 
TBA  
Description to Follow
Speaker: TBA

Session 4D: 
TBA:  

Speaker: TBA

Tuesday April 15, 2025

7:00am

Registration and Safety Tradeshow Open

8:30- 9:45am

Session 6A
TBA  

Description to follow
Speaker: TBA

Session 6B:
TBA:  

Description to Follow
Speaker: TBA

Session 6C
TBA  

Description to Follow
Speaker: TBA

Session 6D
TBA  

Description to Follow
Speaker: TBA

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

10:15 – 11:30am

Session 7A: 
TBA

Description to Follow

Speaker: TBA

Session 7B: 
TBA 
Description to Follow
Speaker: TBA

Session 7C: 
TBA  
Description to Follow
Speakers: TBA

Session 7D: 
TBA
Description
Speaker: TBA

11:30– 12:45pm

Safety Tradeshow and Lunch (On own for Lunch, Tradeshow Closes at 12:45pm)

12:45pm – 1:45pm Super Sessions

Super Session 8A: 
TBA  
Description to Follow
Speaker: TBA

Super Session 8B: 
TBA  
Description to Follow
Speaker: TBA

1:45 – 2:00pm Room Change

2:00 – 3:00pm Closing Keynote: TBA

Description

3:00pm – Conference Concludes

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Pre- Conference Courses:

Wednesday April 17, 2025

8:30am – 4:30

Course PC-1
Fundamentals for Joint Health and Safety Committees Course 
This course is ideal for new safety committee members needing to comply with WorkSafeBC’s 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.

Fees: TBA
Early Bird: 
Regular
GST extra

Course PC-2 (One Day)
Accident/Incident Investigation Course
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:
Early Bird:
Regular
GST extra

Course PC-3 (One Day)
 Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment Course
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.
Fees:
Early Bird: 
Regular
GST extra

Course PC-4
Supervisors Safety Training Course 

Supervisors are arguably the most influential people in preventing workplace incidents and injuries. But only if they understand their key role and have the specific skills needed to follow through on that understanding. If they don’t or worse, have nevere been taught how to supervisor for safety as part of the job, then accidents and injuries nearly always follow. This jam-packed one day course guides new or experienced supervisors through the fundamentals they need to ensure safety on the job.
Fees:
Early Bird: 
Regular
GST Extra