Health & Safety Conference—Watch On Demand

Together, we can build safer workplaces in the new normal and emerge stronger in the recovery.

On October 29-30, 2020, health and safety professionals, industry leaders, and youth from around the world met in this interactive online conference to learn from 60 Canadian and international experts. In a crisis without borders, we are stronger together.

Now on demand, watch all 25 recorded sessions in four conference tracks. WATCH


Learn from industry leaders and health and safety experts from BC, Canada, and around the world. Meet and hear from industry leaders in manufacturing, food processing, and other sectors such as Siemens, Cummins, McCormick, and Canada Goose. Learn from experts from CCOHS, CDC-NIOSH, PAHO/WHO, and more on workplace health and safety topics ranging from exposure control to mental health and human performance to crisis communications. Meet our partners: the sponsors, exhibitors, and 25 not-for-profit partner organizations supporting the Make It Safe 2020 program—many of whom also provide valuable support to our manufacturing and food and beverage processing members.

Dr. Mark Attridge

International Consultant and Speaker on Workplace Mental Health and EAPs

Attridge Consulting, Inc.

Jose Barranco

Acting Manager, OHS Consultation & Education Services - Manufacturing & Retail


Scott Bax

Chief Operating Officer

Pinnacle Renewable Energy

Mary Ann Baynton

Director of Strategy and Collaboration

Workplace Strategies for Mental Health

Paul Carolan

Chartered Safety Professional

Nunavut Employees Union

Franco Dutto

Senior Vice President Global Human Resources, Compliance & Sustainability

Tsubaki Nakashima Co. Ltd.

Dr. Gerry Eijkemans

Unit Chief, Health Promotion and Social Determinants

Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization

David Fagen

David Fagen

Executive Director, Safety Health and Environment

BC Ferries

Otto Görnemann

Manager for Machinery Safety – Standards & Regulations


Kelly Hamer

Human Resources Manager

FlexiForce North America

Andrew Harkness

Strategy Advisor, Occupational Health

Workplace Prevention Safety Services

Steven Hodgins

Employers' Adviser

Employers' Advisers Office - Ministry of Labour

Charla Huber

Director of Communications and Indigenous Relations

M'akola Housing Society

Ned Jackson

Children and Youth Mental Health Team Leader

Ministry of Children and Family Development

Faisal Kazi

President and Chief Executive Officer

Siemens Canada Limited

Dr. Max Lum

Director of the Office of Health Communication

CDC/National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

Larry Masotti

Strategic Relationships Advisor

Workplace Safety & Prevention Services

Dr. Kirk Perris

Learning Strategist and Adult Educator

Sensitivity Training Canada

Era Poddar

Dr. Era Poddar

Ergonomics Specialist

Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC

Nick Reiach

Vice President, Operations

Great Little Box Company

Dr. Marc Schenker

Founding Director

Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, UC Davis

Erik Sherman

Director, Injury Reduction & Training, QA

Alberta Motor Transport Association

Dr. Andrew Szeto

Director of the Campus Mental Health Strategy

University of Calgary

Wayne Tebb

Special Advisor, Strategic Innovation

Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Nada Vuckovic

Head, Environment Health & Safety / Sustainability Officer

Siemens Canada Limited


For executives and leadership audiences, Make It Safe continues the knowledge sharing around leadership in the pandemic, with advice from global experts and industry executives on leading a healthy and resilient organization into the recovery.

Leadership has always been a critical factor in workplace health and safety, but what does it mean to be a leader in the context of a global pandemic? COVID-19 has forced many executives to rethink our approach to leadership—and our role in protecting our people. The Executive program at Make It Safe 2020 allows leaders a seat at the table with international thought leaders on the issues facing manufacturing, food processing, and other industries in this global pandemic.


For HR and people management professionals, Make It Safe delivers advice from global experts on supporting people in crisis, with a focus on workplace wellness in the recovery.

In the emerging workplace, diversity and inclusion are critical considerations. Are you prepared to navigate the new world of work to take care of your people through the ongoing pandemic and beyond? Learn what it takes to create a safe and healthy workplace in the new normal and explore the impact of COVID-19 on how we take care of our greatest assets: our people.


For secondary and post-secondary students, Make It Safe shares youth experiences and advice on survival in crisis and recovery—and perspectives on school and opportunity in the New Normal. Join a series of interactive panel discussions for youth, by youth.