June 22, 2021 | 10:10 am – 5:00 pm EST

This event contains 4.75 technical hours and may be eligible for BCRSP CPD points.

See the BCRSP website at for CPD point criteria.

10:05 - 10:25 am

Coffee & breakout session

Making your buildings healthy to reoccupy

Businesses are reopening and schools are reconvening which means environmental professionals like you will be called on to help assure that buildings being reoccupied are healthy buildings. SGS provides the comprehensive monitoring services to track all aspects of a building to have a healthy reopening and to stay open. From lighting to water quality and air quality, to thermal comfort, SGS is the one resource you need to show employees and customers it is safe to return to their facility after being left vacant for a year or more.

Ed Stuber

Business Development Manager, SGS

10:10 - 10:25 am

Registration & virtual orientation

10:25 - 10:30 am

Opening remarks

James Burton

Editor, Canadian Occupational Safety

Nicole Brackett

Regional Manager. Canada, Avetta 

10:30 - 11:00 pm

The Stress-Buster Project: Mental Health First Aid, Well-Being Strategy and Personal Resilience in face of the Pandemic

Nicole Brackett

Regional Manager. Canada, Avetta 

Stephanie Watt

Regional Manager, Avetta

11:05 - 11:50 am

Panel discussion: Diversity, equity and inclusion in health and safety

As safety leaders it is imperative to have discussions about how we can tangibly move forward and grow together through diversity, equity, and inclusion. In this session, we will hear from select transformational leaders on key initiatives that are moving the pendulum forward.

  • What is the link between diversity and workplace safety?
  • How can leaders ensure that people from different backgrounds are genuinely welcomed and respected?
  • Specific actions employers can take to bring about diversity & inclusion awareness
  • Coaching and mentoring programs to help increase the flow of communication and support
  • Where are we failing as an industry?


David Fagen

Executive Director, Safety, Health & Environment, ISM Designated Person BC Ferries


Scott Crinson

Senior Regional Safety Manager, First Transit Canada

David Nguyen

Director Health Safety Environmental, Champs Fresh Farms Inc

Nicola McGovern

Director, Environment, Health and Safety, Grainger

Katie Browning

Director, Safety and Security, Harbourfront Centre

11:55 - 12:20 pm

Networking & lunch break

Breakout session: Creating a Preventative Safety Culture with a Leadership Focus

An interactive session with a Q & A focus to discuss a top-down approach to creating a preventative safety culture in your organization

Bill Borger

CEO & President, Borger Group

12:20 - 1:05 pm

Panel discussion: What can the next-generation smart PPE do for your organization?

The use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and worksite clothing with sensors that monitor, collect, and record location and movement data in real time is on the rise. Next-generation smart PPE is expected to monitor workers’ fatigue and alertness, which will help managers determine who needs a break, significantly reducing the number of workplace accidents. This session will identify ways smart PPE can improve safety management for your organization.

  • Improving incident management, environmental compliance and industrial hygiene using smart PPE
  • Overcoming privacy challenges regarding data collection and monitoring
  • PPE that reflects workers’ personal preferences
  • Performing safe practices while wearing PPE
  • How does smart PPE contribute to your organization’s bottom line?


Denise Howitt

Manager, EHS Systems and Compliance, University of Calgary


Sean Stinson

Chief Revenue Officer, Blackline Safety

Shilo Neveu

EVP Health, Safety & Quality, Valard Construction

Mustafa Noor

Chief Executive Officer, Kill & Clean

1:10 - 1:30 pm

Networking & afternoon coffee break

Breakout session: Workplace Alcohol and Drug Testing

A look at alcohol and drug testing in the workplace, including guidance on establishing the Why, implementation and education, and supporting literature

Chris Wilkinson

Program Consultant, DriverCheck

1:30 - 2:00 pm

Navigating the risks of remote and hybrid work

The overnight shift to remote work is the most visible development we have seen in the last year. Many large organizations have announced a permanent shift to hybrid working as their new normal, but what does this mean for OH&S leaders going forward?

  • Creating a solid hybrid working policy that mitigates safety risks
  • Navigating the ever-shifting requirements of the pandemic
  • Home office ergonomics - how to sufficiently assess and mitigate risk for remote and isolated workers
  • How to appropriately adapt your workers’ compensation system to address remote working?
  • Addressing the concerns of returning to group setting

Lee K. Levy II

Strategic Executive Leader, CEO, Board Member, NASA

2:05 - 2:50 pm

Panel discussion: Leadership masterclass: Designing a preventative culture

Successful safety leaders can inspire their workforces to move from a reactive to a preventative safety culture. How do great leaders cultivate a safety culture in their workplaces?

  • What structures, policies and ergonomically structures should we put in place to increase risk prevention?
  • Creating action plans around potential risks that arise using employee data
  • Identifying which safety training program is most useful to conduct organizational, team or individual risk assessments
  • Work-related physical and mental liabilities and how to appropriately manage factors to prevent future risk
  • What impact will a preventative culture have on your business?


Louise Trotter

HR Director, Health, Wellness & Safety, Shannex Inc.


Virginie Tremblay

Director, H&S Management Systems, Canada Post

Adelia Marchese

Head of Environment, Health & Safety, Wolseley Canada

Mark Roche

Global Director EHS, Autoliv Inc.

2:55 - 3:25 pm

Single session The road to zero accidents

The Road to Zero starts with a foundation to achieve Zero Accidents, followed by Zero Scrap and the final Zero, No Unplanned Downtime. The session will share how the team at Kautex Textron’s focused on improving its safety performance.

  • Key building blocks, milestones, and Kautex’s learnings in its path to achieving a TRIR below 1.0
  • Share its most recent push in the high-risk area of logistics’ safety
  • How to make warehouse/logistics’ areas safer through controlled access and work flows free of overlapping work processes.

Vince Vlaminck

Director Environment, Health & Safety Global, Kautex Textron

3:30 - 3:50 pm

Single Session REThinking Hand Safety: How to Build an Effective Hand Safety Program

Around the globe, hand injuries are the number one preventable industrial accident— in manufacturing, construction, oil & gas, you name it. So, if they’re preventable, why are hand injuries so common? And how have some companies reduced their hand injuries by 50, even 90 percent? In this webinar, Joe Geng, author of the best-selling hand safety book REThinking Hand Safety, will share what he’s learned from a lifetime of hand safety work and research. Joe will cover key topics from his book.

  • What the most and least successful hand safety programs have in common
  • Practical tips for building a hand safety program that works
  • How to achieve team buy-in

Joe Geng

Vice President, Superior Glove

3:55 - 4:40 pm

Panel: Integrating a radical safety culture from the top-down

Leaders have an important role to play in workplace safety. Poorly designed equipment, operations, and working conditions can all encourage unsafe behaviors. This session will address specific ways your business can adopt a safety orientated culture – from the top down.

  • Changing the attitudes and beliefs of a workforce by direct persuasion
  • Developing a leadership-driven strategy to implement initiatives to create collaborative safety culture.
  • Working rules for effectively controlling hazards
  • How can you encourage your organization to learn from accidents to ensure continuous improvement?
  • How does creating a culture of safety prevention provide a return of investment to organizations?


Manisha Mistry

Senior Director, HSSE and Change Management., CSA Group’s


David Deveau

Vice President Environment Health & Safety, The Inland Group

Shawneen Abrams

Director, HSEQ Systems & Performance, Dexterra Group

Stewart Day

Health & Safety Director, Mobilinx

Shayne May

Corporate Director -Safety and Sustainability, ArcelorMittal

4:40 pm

Conference concludes

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