• “A” Sessions

    A1: Stand Up To Stress and Difficult People with Humour
    A2: Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention
    A3: Leadership: Effective Training Programs
    A4: Introduction to Investigating Workplace Incidents (Two Parts, with B4)
    A5: How To Hold GREAT Safety Meetings – “These Meetings Don’t Suck Anymore!”
    A6: Driving Myths – Public Perception vs Reality

    “B” Sessions

    B1: Shifting the Conversation: Addressing Psychosocial Risk Factors and Stress Management
    B2: Emergency Management: Who Owns It? Who is Responsible?
    B3: Psychological Health and Safety – Make it the Standard
    B4: Introduction to Investigating Workplace Incidents (Two Parts, with A4)
    B5: How People are Injured When Contacting Utilities and How to Prevent It
    B6: NAOSH Manitoba Panel – How Successful Organizations are Making Workplace Safety and Health a Habit

     

    “A” Sessions

     A1: Stand Up To Stress and Difficult People with Humour

    Workshop Description


    In showbiz, a heckler is a person in the audience who disrupts the show.
    In business, a heckler is the person who disrupts the flow.

    The strategies that Judy has developed as a performer in dealing with hecklers also work in an office environment. These strategies:
    – improve productivity
    – decrease bullying and absenteeism
    – lower your stress levels
    – make everyone LAUGH more

    Judy will show you how to capitalize on the 3 difficult personalities: bullies, snipers and buffoons.
    For each personality, let her show you how to maintain your control, poise and rhythm. Presentation handouts will be provided.

    Stress can cost your company 20 hours/month/employee of productivity, and 70% of employees who are targeted by hecklers leave their jobs!

    Biography


    Judy Croon is a comedian, motivational speaker, radio host, Second City stand up coach and author. She has worked with many celebrities including; Jon Stewart, Lewis Black, Robert Klein and Joan Rivers. Her specials have appeared on NBC, CBS, CTV and The Comedy Network, and she is a co-author of ‘From the Stage to the Page: Life Lessons from Four Funny Ladies!”

    Judy draws from her standup performance experience to entertain, inform and inspire in her dynamic keynotes and workshops. Judy is the creator/host of ‘Laughlines’ and ‘Stand Up For The Girls’ which have both helped raise over $650,000 for breast cancer research.

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     A2: Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention

    Workshop Description


    Musculoskeletal injuries (MSIs) are the number one cause for time loss injuries in Manitoba. This presentation will give an overview how MSIs can develop and how to prevent them. Since back injuries are very common across all work sectors, particular attention will be spent on gaining a better understanding of the back. Exercises and rationale for prevention will also be highlighted. Slide presentation handouts will be provided.

    Biography


    Roland Reenders works for SAFE Work Manitoba as a Prevention Consultant. Prior to this he worked at the Workplace Safety and Health branch as an Ergonomist. In these roles he has developed and provided education and consultations relating to musculoskeletal injury prevention at work, ergonomic principles and responsibilities as outlined in the Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health Act and Regulations.

    Before working in safety and health, Roland worked in the rehabilitation field and has extensive knowledge and experience in designing and educating injured individuals and workers on therapeutic exercise programs, safe lifting and materials handling, work simulation tasks, ergonomic principles and job task assessments.

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     A3: Leadership: Effective Training Programs

    Workshop Description


    This presentation will go through the essentials of leadership to manage and improve occupational safety and health in your organization. It will provide the key elements of leadership training and take participants through training.

    Biography


    Ben Amick is the former Scientific Director of the Institute for Work & Health in Toronto. Currently he is a Senior Scientist at the Institute for Work & Health and Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management at Florida International University in Miami Florida. Dr. Amick has been leading the development of evidence-based leading indicators in Canada. He has developed and implemented in multiple jurisdictions a short tool, the Organizational Performance Metric, and has been working on organizational change projects in contraction and healthcare. He has worked extensively in oil and gas in the US in both broad scale risk assessment and in ergonomics. Currently he has been working with US OSHSA evaluating their injury and illness prevention audit tool. He is currently fascinated with assessing the impact of COR programs and other types of certification programs on organizational health and safety performance and what knowledge is actually used in managing health and safety in daily work and how best to provide it to managers and employees.

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     A4 and B4: Introduction to Investigating Workplace Incidents (Two Parts)

    Workshop Description


    Introduction to Investigating Workplace Incidents will be a short overview of the material normally covered in the 1-day Investigating Workplace Incidents course, one of several courses presented by SAFE Work Manitoba which can be registered for by visiting www.safemanitoba.com.

    Biography


    Jack Slessor is a Prevention Consultant with SAFE Work Manitoba. His duties include providing support to workplaces in the services sector, such as guidance to workplace committees about their roles and responsibilities as outlined in the Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health Act and Regulation. In addition, Jack is a presenter of the SAFE Committee Basics, Hazard Identification & Risk Control and Investigating Workplace Incidents workshops at SAFE Work Manitoba and occasionally gives special presentations customized for the needs of organizations and workplaces.

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     A5: How To Hold GREAT Safety Meetings – “These Meetings Don’t Suck Anymore!”

    Workshop Description


    Using a process that will ensure that the participants look forward to your next safety meeting can be a difficult. If you go about it in the right way they will be a success. Learn what works!

    Chances are good that your last safety meeting wasn’t outstanding, awesome or fabulous. There’s a very good chance that you would NOT describe it as the “best meeting you’ve ever attended.” Well, you’re not alone. The overwhelming majority of people when asked say that their safety meetings fall very short of these descriptions. In fact, some describe their safety meetings as some of the absolute worst they have had to attend.

    These “bad meetings” are all too common. They are a function of well-meaning people, wanting to make it safe where they work, but just not knowing how to hold a GREAT safety meeting. There are ways to have great safety meetings. Meetings that people want to go to. Meetings that get things accomplished and have the participants feel good because they were a good use of their time and effort. It’s going to take some reflection, a bit of hard work and some trial and error but your organization will start having GREAT safety meetings. The session works the participants through a process that their companies can follow to create and maintain GREAT safety meetings!

    A copy of Alan’s book, “How To Hold GREAT Safety Meetings – These Meetings Don’t Suck Anymore!” will be provided to each delegate that attends this session.

    Biography


    Alan D. Quilley, CRSP, is an author, educator and compelling conference speaker. He has made a career of learning and applying the leading edge of occupational health and safety. Combining over three decades of real world experience, a passion for “doing it right” and a presentation style that entertains and educates, he is a unique voice on the issue of safety excellence.

    His broad based knowledge of municipal, healthcare, transportation, oil and gas and government occupational health and safety challenges gives him a unique view of health and safety management systems and approaches.

    Alan’s engaging, entertaining and outspoken presentation style is thought-provoking, inspiring and is extremely well received by participants in his courses and seminars. His real life experiences and stories help make safety real. His evidence based advice and assistance helps others realize safety excellent results.

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     A6: Driving Myths – Public Perception vs Reality

    Workshop Description


    In this session, participants will cover:
    – Myths on speed, allowances and dangers
    – Videos of impact
    – Driving to conditions, not perceived expertise

    The presenter will also discuss impaired driving – beliefs, views and misunderstandings, including:
    – Impact on others, yourself, family and employment
    – Demonstration of how police approach you and how it will progress
    – Costs to everyone involved from straight impaired driving , refusal to death or injury

    Biography


    Larry Dalman has been a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for over 41 years, and two-thirds of his career has been spent with Traffic Services. Larry was considered the Face of Traffic Services due to his safety messages through media, and he created the 60-Second Driver segment with Manitoba Television Network prior to MPI embracing it.

    Larry been an instructor of Train the Trainer in CPR and radar – laser, and also taught criminology with Red River Community College. He works closely with Justice, Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation and as a Consultant/Instructor of road safety courses with Safety Services Manitoba.

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    “B” Sessions

     B1: Shifting the Conversation: Addressing Psychosocial Risk Factors and Stress Management

    Workshop Description


    Join Emma Nicolson and Sue Freeman from the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) for an interactive discussion about workplace mental health. This session will explore workplace psychosocial risk factors and stress levels that can impact on our health positively or negatively. Learn how using emotional intelligence and positive psychology practices and principles can help you develop workplace resiliency plans.

    Biographies


    Emma Nicolson is an Occupational Health and Safety Specialist at the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) with the Inquiries and Client Services team. Emma advises employers, employees and Government Officials with their health and safety questions and concerns, fielding inquiries on a variety of health and safety topics such as ergonomics, building effective health and safety programs, health promotion and wellness initiatives, general safety, violence and bullying in the workplace.

    Emma received both a Bachelor of Health Sciences and a Post Graduate Degree Diploma, in Occupational Health and Safety Management from the University of Western Ontario.

    Sue Freeman is the Senior Marketing Specialist at the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) within the Communications team.

    Certified as both an experiential psychotherapist and emotional intelligence coach, Sue brings a unique perspective to promoting social causes that benefit the health, safety and well-being of workers in Canada. Sue holds a Master’s degree in Science-Marketing from the London School of Business and Finance and the University of Wales, Cardiff.

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     B2: Emergency Management: Who Owns It? Who is Responsible?

    Workshop Description


    Why is it Safety Officers get tasked with emergency management, but are not given the founding principles or provided direction? Many Safety Officers do not realize they are not in it alone. There are several layers to emergency management, defining who is responsible and who owns it.

    This session is designed to give participants a quick overview of emergency management. Participants will discuss the four pillars of the emergency management; understand the four levels of joint responsibility; and knowing what to plan for. Discussion will include how to get started, how to get others involved and planning your first emergency exercise.

    Biography


    Randy Hull is a retired Emergency Preparedness Coordinator for the City of Winnipeg (1999 to August 2016).

    Randy has Bachelor of Physical Education with a major in Recreation Studies from the University of Manitoba. He has completed all the courses offered by the Canadian Emergency Management College, and those coordinated by Manitoba Emergency Measures Organization (MEMO). He had been recruited to teach at the Canadian Emergency Management College in Ottawa as EOC Course Officer/Leader and Public Information instructor until its closure February 2012.

    Randy is a member of the International Association of Emergency Managers; is the Chairperson for the Disaster Management Conference 2017 and has been on the planning committee since 2001; is a Licensed Media Relations specialist; and a National level Volleyball Official with Volleyball Canada.

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     B3: Psychological Health and Safety – Make it the Standard

    Workshop Description


    Every day 500,000 workers across Canada call in sick due to a mental health concerns and 70% of Canadian employees report some degree of concern with the psychological health and safety in their workplace (Ipsos Ried, 2012 GWL Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace). Learn more about the CSA standard for psychological health and safety in the workplace, the importance of a mentally healthy work place, keeping workers safe from psychological hazards and why your workplace should MAKE psychological health and safety the standard.

    Biographies


    Sue Roth is the Safety Culture Specialist at SAFE Work Manitoba. Sue’s background is founded in social work, mental health and disability management. Her passion for safety and health came after working for several years with seriously injured workers and their families. For the past few years, her work has focused on many initiatives underway at SAFE Work Manitoba including the development of the Manitoba Safety Certification Program and championing recent standards for psychologically healthy and safe workplaces.

    Geoffrey Thompson is an occupational health nurse from the Manitoba Federation of Labour’s Occupational Health Centre in Winnipeg. His professional expertise is in community development and public health primary prevention. He is currently leading the OHC’s strategic initiative to incorporate psychological health and safety into existing workplace practices by strengthening local partnerships and developing innovative training programs that facilitate positive organizational change.

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     B4: Introduction to Investigating Workplace Incidents (Two Parts, with A4)

    Workshop Description


    Introduction to Investigating Workplace Incidents will be a short overview of the material normally covered in the 1-day Investigating Workplace Incidents course, one of several courses presented by SAFE Work Manitoba which can be registered for by visiting www.safemanitoba.com.

    Biography


    Jack Slessor is a Prevention Consultant with SAFE Work Manitoba. His duties include providing support to workplaces in the services sector, such as guidance to workplace committees about their roles and responsibilities as outlined in the Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health Act and Regulation. In addition, Jack is a presenter of the SAFE Committee Basics, Hazard Identification & Risk Control and Investigating Workplace Incidents workshops at SAFE Work Manitoba and occasionally gives special presentations customized for the needs of organizations and workplaces.

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     B5: How People are Injured when Contacting Utilities and How to Prevent It

    Workshop Description


    In this presentation we will see graphic examples of machinery and equipment that has been damaged as a result of unintentional contact with various Manitoba Hydro utilities, including contact with overhead lines and underground cables by cranes, diggers and other types of equipment.

    Jeff’s presentation will also include a summary of the wide and surprising variety of ways in which workers and the public contact Manitoba Hydro infrastructure. Together, participants will discuss ways in which you can avoid these situations and prepare your staff for an emergency after contact has been made.

    Biography


    Jeffrey Olsson has been with Manitoba Hydro for over 33 years and maintains two professional designations?: Certified Health and Safety Consultant (CHSC) with the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering and Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) with the Board of Canadian Safety Professionals. He currently is the Safety Policies Supervisor, in charge of the Corporate Workplace Safety department with seven Safety Officers and Fire Protection Services, which includes two Fire Marshalls with responsibility for over 400 Level One structural firefighters at Manitoba Hydro’s various plants. Jeff’s department is also responsible for all high risk incident investigations.

    Jeff is the author of the Risk Management Safety Guidebook, a document used by Manitoba Hydro to guide its risk management processes. Jeff is also responsible for the corporate wide implementation of Canadian Standard Association CSA Z460-05 Standard, “Lockout and Other Methods – Energy Control Program.” He was responsible to develop policies to meet those standards. Jeff also developed the curriculum and prepared internal instructors who trained over 4,000 of Manitoba Hydro’s staff.

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     B6: NAOSH Manitoba Panel – How Successful Organizations are Making Workplace Safety and Health a Habit

    Workshop Description


    The panel discussion will look at three different industries and how they commit to workplace safety and health. How they get employees at all levels engaged in making safety a habit.

    Biographies


    Panelists will include Bison Transport, Pollard Banknote and Black Cat Blades.

    Garth Pitzel is the Director of Safety and Driver Development at Bison Transport, one of Canada’s largest carriers and is recognized as the “Safest Fleet in North America.” Garth first entered the transportation industry in 1982 and worked in various capacities before joining Bison Transport in 1994, becoming Director in 2001. In this role, Garth is responsible for safety and driver development programs and the continuous development of Bison’s safety culture.

    Garth is active in promoting the industry and in furthering transportation and workplace safety initiatives. He is currently involved with the Saskatchewan Trucking Association as a board member, Qualcom Safety Advisory Board, Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce Transportation Committee and Truckload Carriers Association Schools Committee. He has been inducted to the Manitoba Trucking Association (MTA) Pioneer Club. Garth also appears at many industry related events as a speaker and presenter.

    Steve McCulloch works at Pollard Banknote, and his career in manufacturing began more nearly 30 years ago. Along the way, he has gathered a vast exposure to varied facets of the business including health and safety management, plant management, production control and capacity planning, and quality assurance and control. He has always been deeply involved in health and safety with large and small firms, both unionized and non-unionized and both federally and provincially regulated.

    Steve strives to have his team be industry leaders and seeks to continuously learn and improve. Steve attributes his greatest safety successes to highly committed senior management and informed and empowered leaders. Not one to settle for being merely compliant, Steve continually looks for new learning opportunities and seeks to make every moment a teaching moment regardless of the scope or magnitude of conversation. In everything he does, he applies a message he learned long ago: “it is better to teach why than how.”

    Doug Eames has worked at Black Cat Blades for 20 years, starting on the shop floor. He has been involved with safety for about 15 years of his time with the company and held the position of Health and Safety Coordinator for the past nine years.

    Doug has been involved with NAOSH since 2012 with Black Cat Blades and has received four NAOSH awards over this time, one of them being for best new entry across Canada. Over the years there were a lot of growing pains on what to do and a lot of team work required to make it happen. The initiatives started small and slowly worked towards bigger events to make NAOSH week successful within the company and the community.

    Participation was one of the largest hurdles to overcome, but with hard work from the company and the safety committee we were able to make NAOSH week a learning adventure with some friendly competition and lots of fun.

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