Warehouse Safety Conference

Centre for Health & Safety Innovation,
5110 Creekbank Rd, Mississauga, ON L4W 0A1
February 22-23, 2017
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Seats still available for pre-conference course and post-conference workshops. Register now to avoid disappointment.

Inspecting and Maintaining Steel Storage Racks

Optional Pre-Conference

February 21, 2017
Inspecting & Maintain Steel Storage Racking Course


Warehouse Safety Conference February 22, 2017

Learn to improve the safety performance at your facility


Optional Post-Conference Workshops

Warehousing A-Z & Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG)

Warehouse environments face multiple and often complex safety challenges. Every day, you manage logistical processes for the safe operation of your warehouse/distribution centre and control issues related to machinery, storage systems, transportation systems and the constant movement of goods and people. Learn to control risks in a warehouse environment and improve your safety performance at the 2017 Warehouse Safety Conference.

Topics Include:

  • What's New in Warehousing
  • Pedestrian Safety
  • Racking System Dos and Don'ts
  • Fleet Safety
  • Manual Materials Handling
  • Contractor Management
In partnership with:

Infrastructure Health & Safety Association (IHSA)

Conference Schedule

Day 1 - February 22

Sobeys' High-Tech Warehouse...Delivering The Future

Gerard Betsch, Director, Occupational Health, Safety & Wellness Sobeys Ontario

What's New in Warehousing

Rick DeJong, Director of Engineered Solutions, Ideal Warehouse Innovations

Conveyors - New Hazards

Mike Wilson, Technical Specialist, Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS)

Lift Truck Managed Systems - What Do They Look Like

David Mustard, Consultant, Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS)

Fleet Safety

Melanie Whittier, Health & Safety Consultant, Infrastructure Health & Safety Association (IHSA)

Temporary Workers

Phil Bond, Health & Safety Manager, Metro

Myths and Misconceptions of PSRs

Chuck Leon, Technical Specialist, Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS)
Mike Wilson, Technical Specialist, Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS)

Customer Success Stories - Home Depot, Coca Cola, Ingredion Canada

Warehouse Health & Safety - a Ministry of Labour Perspective

Pedestrian Safety

Chuck Leon, Technical Specialist, Workplace Safety and Prevention Services (WSPS)

Machine Guarding and Robotics in Warehouses - What's New?

Jim Van Kessel, Owner, JVK Industrial Automation Inc.

Manual Materials Handling

Steve Kelly, Manager, Safety & Security, American Eagle Oufitters

Sean MacCormack, Consultant, Workplace Safety and Prevention Services (WSPS)

Building a Pallet Safety Program

Darrell Hamlyn, Manager, Logistics/QA Health & Safety, Durham, LCBO

Working @ Heights in Warehouses

Jamie Trull, Health & Safety Consultant, Infrastructure Health & Safety Association (IHSA)

Day 2 - February 23, 2017 (Post-Conference Workshops)

Warehouse Hazards From A to Z

Chuck Leon, Technical Specialist, Workplace Safety and Prevention Services (WSPS)
Increase your awareness of relevant warehousing legislation/standards and learn about common health/safety warehousing categories. Learn and apply the "Recognize, Assess, Control and Evaluate (RACE)" approach to hazard identification through a virtual warehouse and case study scenario. Common warehouse inspection tools will also be reviewed.

TDG: Transportation of Dangerous Goods

Melanie Whittier, Health & Safety Consultant, Infrastructure Health & Safety Association
Understand your company's responsibilities for ground transport under the Transportation of Dangerous Good Act and Regulation. Under this regulation anyone who handles or transports dangerous goods must be adequately trained and hold a valid training certificate. The certificate for transport by road is valid for 36 months after date of issuance.

Note: Other sections of the Regulation - rail, marine and air - are not covered in this course.


An optional course Inspecting & Maintaining Steel Storage Racking Course will be offered February 21, 2017.

Download the Full Conference Brochure (186 KB PDF)

The full Warehouse Safety Conference brochure with schedule in printable PDF format.

Registration Rates

  Early Bird Rate: Save $100
Register on or before January 23, 2017
Regular Rate
After January 23, 2017
1 Day Only - Conference - February 22 - SOLD OUT $399 + HST $499 + HST

Post-Conference Workshops - February 23

  $199 + HST (Full day)
$139.50 + HST (1/2 day workshop: morning or afternnon)

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 and conference sessions. 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 February 13, 2017. Substitutions welcome.

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

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  3. Complete the Questionnaire for the employee selected
  4. Select the registration options for the employee and hit "Add Registrant"
  5. Select 'View Cart' to begin the checkout procedure.

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