Musculoskeletal injury (MSI) prevention

In the Safety Committee Track, get an overview of important industrial safety topics to help you identify hazards and opportunities to improve workplace safety throughout your facility. Nearly 40 cents of every dollar spent on workplace injury claims in British Columbia are related to musculoskeletal injuries (MSIs)—strains, sprains, and inflammation that not only keep people […]

Fall protection

In the Safety Committee Track, get an overview of important industrial safety topics to help you identify hazards and opportunities to improve workplace safety throughout your facility. Did you know that 21 percent of all WorkSafeBC claims are from falls? Employers submit an average of 10,744 fall claims per year. Are these falls from the […]

Hearing conservation

In the Safety Committee Track, get an overview of important industrial safety topics to help you identify hazards and opportunities to improve workplace safety throughout your facility. Every day, we are exposed to noise at home, work, and while commuting. At what noise level should we be concerned about this hazard? What duration of noise […]

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

In the Safety Committee Track, get an overview of important industrial safety topics to help you identify hazards and opportunities to improve workplace safety throughout your facility. Personal protective equipment (PPE) is a worker’s last line of defense when other safety controls cannot be implemented. From masks and respirators to gloves, hard hats, and safety […]

Hot Work

In the Safety Committee Track, get an overview of important industrial safety topics to help you identify hazards and opportunities to improve workplace safety throughout your facility. Hot work does not refer to the temperature of the workplace. It is work that involves burning, welding, riveting, grinding, using fire or spark-producing tools—or other work that […]

Mobile equipment

Mobile equipment includes all wheeled or tracked, motor or engine powered, and any attached or towed equipment. It doesn’t include vehicles on fixed rails or tracks.

Lockout and De-energization

In the Safety Committee Track, get an overview of important industrial safety topics to help you identify hazards and opportunities to improve workplace safety throughout your facility. There are numerous energy sources in machinery and equipment that can injury a worker. To prevent this, we need to de-energize and lockout the equipment before we attempt […]

Safeguarding

In the Safety Committee Track, get an overview of important industrial safety topics to help you identify hazards and opportunities to improve workplace safety throughout your facility. Every day, workers encounter hazardous energy caused by hazardous power, point of contact, and ejecting material from machinery and equipment. What safeguards, shields, and safety devices have you […]

Safe to speak out: Supporting a problem-solving culture

Is every employee in your business comfortable calling out a mistake, pointing out a problem, or offering a new idea? The most successful companies—particularly in challenging times—encourage employees to listen to their gut and speak freely. That can only happen when you have laid the groundwork to create a psychologically safe workplace. Learn how supporting […]

Strategies to gain staff engagement and participation in safety and strategic initiatives

From the head office to the plant floor, your employees are your greatest asset. And in a competitive hiring market successfully keeping employees engaged will translate to lower turnover, a more attractive workplace for new hires, and a safer work environment for all.  In this session, learn new strategies for engaging staff in safety and other strategic initiatives, through consultation, communication, participation, and recognition. […]

Building culture and team in a diverse workforce

While language and cultural differences present challenges in many industrial environments, a 2020 study by MIT Sloan Management Review and Glassdoor identified diversity as one of the key cultural values held by leading companies that has the greatest impact on results. Tap into new perspectives to support innovation and problem solving.  In this session, learn to strengthen relationships, address challenges, and build […]

Leading with safety: Leveraging health and safety to attract skilled workers

In the wake of the pandemic, job candidates are holding potential employers to higher standards for workplace health and safety—including supports for mental health, diversity initiatives, and overall safety performance. A recent survey by Workplace Intelligence and Kronos found that when job candidates evaluate a job offer, they choose “safety of the work environment” over […]

Managing safety and performance in a hybrid work environment

While production typically requires work onsite, with 81% of workers wanting to stay remote or move to a hybrid work schedule (Harvard Business School survey), many employers are offering the flexibility of a hybrid approach for office positions. This new and variable work environment requires a different approach to managing health, safety, and performance. Employer legal […]

Managing safety for temporary and contract workers

Temporary and contract workers fill critical gaps in production staffing requirements—particularly given recent surges in orders and unpredictable access to raw materials. For seasonal food-processing facilities and supporting technical services, there is always a need for temporary, agency, and on-call production workers and specialists.  But employers are legally responsible for the health and safety of every worker in their facilities, […]

Safe start: keys to effective young worker orientation

Workers can be injured on the job at any age, but young and new employees may be more at risk for workplace injuries. Give your young workers a safe start with a strong, effective, and comprehensive new employee orientation. New workers are often injured due to inadequate or incomplete training, lack of supervision, and inexperience. Young employees […]