Golden Horseshoe

Golden Horseshoe's OH&S Conference
Your Community. Your Workplace. Your Results.

November 17, 2016
Fallsview Casino and Conference Centre
6380 Fallsview Boulevard, Niagara Falls

Morning Keynote Speaker: Clint Malarchuk

Former NHL Goalie and Mental Health Advocate

Interactive Health Fair

Interactive Health Fair

Visit a range of wellness providers and take time for yourself. Located in the Trade Show.

Conference Schedule

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The Crazy Game: How I Survived in the Crease and Beyond

Clint Malarchuk, Former NHL Goalie and Mental Health Advocate

No job in the world of sports is as intimidating, exhilarating, and as stress-ridden as that of an NHL hockey goaltender. Now imagine doing that job while suffering high anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder and depression, and having your career nearly cut short by a skate slicing across your neck. Clint Malarchuk shares his extraordinary and heartwrenching life story-which includes his long battle with alcoholism and almost ending his life by a gunshot to the head-in his relentless effort to help end the stigma of mental illness and to help others who may suffer as well.

Safety Culture and Aspiring to Safety Heaven

Jeremy Shorthouse, National Environmental Health & Safety, Molson Coors Canada
Has your organization hit the infamous Health & Safety plateau? Do you have a solid Health & Safety program, great statistics but don't know what to do next? How do you get to world class and what does that even look like? This presentation will take you through an organization's journey of looking past a solid Health & Safety program and developing future plans to "world class," or what we like to call "Safety Heaven".

Is Your Organization Psychologically Safe?

Kevin Waldbillig, Corporate Director, Employee Wellness Solutions Network and Mental Health Specialist
Think about situations where you thought that "someone really had your back". At work we speak to leaders who positively impact their teams because they put workers' psychological health and safety, front and centre. These leaders recognize mental health a ects everyone. They proactively look for hazards in the workplace, control the risks and grow a culture that promotes psychological health. Strategies around communication, accommodation, resources and education will be the focus of this session.

Medical Marijuana: How to Manage it in the Workplace

Dan Demers, Operations Manager, Occupational Health, CanAmm
Health Canada has introduced changes to address the manner in which medical marijuana is accessed, and one of the implications of this is increased access to medically valid authorizations to use a controlled substance with approval from Health Canada. This session is aimed at helping employers understand the change, the potential implications and provide guidance and messaging on how to manage the change in safety sensitive workplaces.

At-Risk Electrical Workers: New Thinking on Safety Interventions

Mark Jorgensen, Workplace Safety Specialist, Electrical Safety Authority (ESA)
For over twelve years, the Ontario Electrical Safety Report (OESR) has been produced by the ESA to provide a comprehensive assessment of electrical fatalities and incidents in Ontario. Reporting data alone doesn't save lives, but it is a great starting point for action and a yardstick to measure progress. Learn about the results of the OESR and why these findings point to the need to take a new approach for safety interventions and prevention strategies for these high risk workers.

Integrating Occupational Hygiene in Your H&S Program: A Success Story

Mike Cocco, CRSP, CHSC, Health, Safety, Environmental and Security Coordinator, THK Rhythm Automotive Canada,
Larry Riediger, CHSC, Certifi ed Worker Member, THK Rhythm Automotive Canada,
Ilma Bhunnoo, P.Eng. CIH, ROH, CRSP Occupational Hygienist, Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS)

Learn how occupational hygiene plays an important role in risk assessment and resolving air quality concerns in both an office and manufacturing setting. The thought process for deciding to conduct hygiene monitoring, the sampling strategy and actions taken will be discussed. Hear the perspectives from management, union and the service provider and the synergy of working together to create a healthier and safer workplace.

Introduction to Contractor Management

Lois Weeks, CRSP, CHSC, Consultant, Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS)
This session will discuss the issues to be considered when setting up a strong contractor program from both legislative and best practice perspective. What discussions should be held prior to sourcing a contractor, and what documentation should you obtain from a contractor prior to work beginning?

The Good the Bad and the Ugly of Aging: Reducing Health & Safety Risks

Nancy J. Gowan, B.H.Sc. (O.T.), O.T. Reg. (Ont.), CDMP, President, Gowen Consulting
As employees age, so should the workplace health and safety program. The subtle and not so subtle changes that happen with age can lead to increases in incidents and injuries. This session will provide the participant with research related to aging and strategies to adjust and develop the health and safety program to address these changes. The training will provide an overview of the anatomy / physiology of aging including the effects on vision, hearing, balance, cognition and more. The session will also discuss the impact of aging on work capabilities and your workplace health and safety program 'must haves' for aging workers.

From Stumbling Blocks to Building Blocks: Improving Communication Between Management & JHSCs

Yvonne O'Reilly, CRSP, O'Reilly Health & Safety Consulting
A well implemented Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) program relies on effective communication integrated throughout the organization. In the course of reviewing and dealing with health and safety issues, there are potential stumbling blocks that could negatively impact communication between management, Joint Health & Safety Committees (JHSC) and all workers. This session will share a variety of tips & case studies that will outline how to transform stumbling blocks to building blocks on the way to a healthier and safer work environment.

Changes to Workplace Harassment Legislation in Ontario

Chris Boccinfuso, Regional Program Coordinator, Ontario Ministry of Labour
On September 8th, 2016, the sections of the Occupational Health and Safety Act regarding workplace harassment were updated by the provisions of Bill 132. This session will describe those changes and help employers to understand how these changes will require them to alter their existing workplace harassment programs.There will be extensive time allotted for audience questions around this topic.

Pedestrian Traffc Plans: Programming for Best Practices

Chuck Leon, CRSP, P.MM, Technical Services Specialist, Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS)
Loading docks are busy areas where trucks, trailer, pedestrians, lifting devices and other equipment typically move throughout the area on a frequent basis. You need a plan in place to mitigate these hazards, but where to start? How can you improve an existing policy? Attend this session to learn about proven best practices that you can apply in your own workplace.

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CSP, High Performance Coach

You CAN Have it All!

In our busy lives we often feel guided by the belief of 'not enough'; not enough time, not enough energy, not enough clients, not enough money. So for many, the idea that you can have it all is often met with resistance. But what if you could? When it comes to creating the life and career that we truly deserve it often comes down to two variables - choice and change - the choices that we make regarding how we use our time, energy and resources, and the things we're willing to change to get the outcomes we desire. Are you focusing on the right things?

Exposing the Myth of Work-Life Balance

Michelle Cederberg, MKin, BA Psyc, CEP, CPCC, High Performance Coach
75% of Canadians don't believe that work-life balance is possible. In this session you will be challenged to consider a new view. Identify your biggest time wasters and effectively prioritize your day to move toward better balance, and fi nd out why multitasking hinders productivity. Develop strategies to move forward with greater clarity, work day focus, and life balance.

Bill 132 Code of Practice: Helping Employers Comply with OHSA's Harassment Changes

Andrew Harkness, Strategic Advisor Workplace Safety and Prevention Services (WSPS)
The Ministry of Labour adopted the very first Code of Practice under the Occupational Health and Safety Act. This session will explore how employers can use the brand new tool to develop and measure their workplace harassment programs. It will provide you with a detailed understanding of the Code of Practice and how to use it in 4 key areas: Policy, Program, Employer's Duties and the provision of Information and Instruction for workers.

To Sit or Not to Sit: What does the Research Say?

Elizabeth Chapman, B.Sc.Kin, Registered Kinesiologist, BTE
Employees are coming to you concerned about their health and wanting new desks, but what are your options? Learn more about what the research is saying and the pros/cons of sitting, standing, sitting/standing and treadmill desks. Come prepared to test some of these desks, and gain a better understanding of what they can and cannot do, and learn about the di erent software available to remind workers to move.

Using A Ladder Safely: A Common Tool that Requires More than "Common Sense"

Ken Brown, M.Sc., Erg., CCPE, Ergonomist, Ontario Ministry of Labour
As you may know, falls from ladders are one of the leading causes of serious injuries in Ontario. In 2015 there were 8,678 emergency visits and 1,112 hospitalizations related to falls from ladders according to Ontario Prevention Resource center. In this interactive session you will hear fi rst-hand from the MOL what the responsibility is of all workplace parties with regards to ladder use, insight with regards to common misuse of ladders and the ergonomic hazards associated with improper use and what controls you need to have in place. Louisville ladders will be providing you with a detailed list of the type of ladders in the industry, the di erence between a good and bad ladder, hands on inspection and demonstrations of their products.

Please note: The Ontario Ministry of Labour through today's presentation does not endorse or subscribe to any specific manufacturer of ladders including Louisville Ladders.

Hearing Loss Prevention and Regulatory Update

Beverley Borst, RN, BScN, MA, Advanced Development Specialist, 3M Canada Company
A Hearing Loss Prevention Program is a requirement for workplaces with hazardous noise levels. CSA recently updated the Z94.2-14 standard and published a new standard in March 2016 entitled Z1007 Hearing Loss Prevention Program Management. This presentation will highlight key changes to Z94.2, provide an overview of Z1007 and demonstrate fit testing for hearing protection devices.

Visit the Trade Show!

Trade Show

A great opportunity for peer-to-peer networking and knowledge exchange. Join your fellow delegates on the trade show floor.

Special Features at the Show

Visit the exhibitors and win some great prizes!
Visit the WSPS booth for your chance to win a GoPro Hero.

Interactive Health Fair
Take time for yourself and your health. Visit a range of wellness providers and participate in activities that support the services they offer.

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Registration Rates

Super Early Bird Rate: Save $60
Register on or before October 27, 2016
$249 + HST
Early Bird Rate: Save $30
Register on or before November 10, 2016
$279 + HST
Regular Rate
After November 10, 2016
$309 + HST
Student Rate
(with proof of Student ID #)
$49 + HST
Student rate: Available to full time students on proof of Student ID#. Limited spaces available! Must provide student ID number at time of registration, and valid student ID card on-site. Please contact our Customer Care Department at 905-614-1400 or 1-877-494-WSPS (9777) to register and for more information.

Volume Discounts

Registrations Discount
6 to 9 5%
10 to 15 10%
16 to 20 15%
21 or more 20%
Registrations must be made at the same time to be eligible. Registration rates include continental breakfast, keynote speakers, lunch, conference sessions and admission to trade show. The early bird rate cannot be combined with any other discount or special offer. Volunteer, safety group, volume discounts and any other discounts or special offers cannot be combined.

We reserve the right to make venue and date changes with notice, speaker changes without notice and to cancel an event due to low registrations. No refunds or cancellations accepted after November 10, 2016. Substitutions welcome.

For more information, contact our Customer Care Department at 905-614-1400 or 1-877-494-WSPS (9777).

Thank you for your interest in Partners in Prevention Golden Horseshoe 2016.
Registration is now closed. We look forward to seeing you next year!