2018 Workplace Health & Safety Conference
Sunday, April 8, 2018
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmAttendee Early Registration

Monday, April 9, 2018
7:30 am - 9:00 amRegistration with Coffee & Muffins in the Exhibit Hall
9:00 am - 9:30 amConference Opening
9:30 am - 10:30 amKeynote: Mental Illness: It’s Time to Stop Being Weird About It - Sponsored by St. John Ambulance
Mr. Zac Crouse, Keynote Speaker, Lime Light Group
10:30 am - 11:00 amBreak in Exhibit Hall
11:00 am - 12:00 pmFlammable And Combustible Liquids Safety Is Everyone's Responsibility
Speaker: Glen Carter, Sr. Product Design and Development Engineer , Justrite Manufacturing Company
Are Your Employees Still Getting Injured and Sick? Let's talk about Total Worker Health & Wellness then.
Speaker: Pamela Dempster BA, BSc OT(c), CMWA, CCPE, Corporate Health & Wellness Specialist | Board Certified Professional Ergonomist , Dempster Wellness
The Face of Workplace Tragedy
Speaker: Shannon Kempton, Threads of Live
Construction Contractor Safety Management - An Owner's Perspective
Speaker: Ian Wagschal, Dalhousie University - Facilities Management
Implementing an Effective Fleet Safety Management System
Speaker: Paul Cormier, Senior Safety Advisor, CC Safety & Compliance
Working to Well: Reducing the Impact of Workplace Injury
Speaker: Cindy Shupe, Workplace Consultant, Workers' Compensation Board of Nova Scotia
Speaker: Paul Collier, Manager of Safety and Environment , Acadian Seaplant
12:00 pm - 1:30 pmLunch, Exhibit Hall & Vendor Presentations
12:15 pm - 12:45 pmVendor Presentation: Discussion on Changes to the TDG Regulations. Presented by: Danatec Educational Services
12:45 pm - 1:15 pmVendor Presentation: Fentanyl - Preventing Occupational Exposures to Emergency Responders. Presented by: 3M Science
Dan Curtis CIH, ROH, CRSP, Lead Application Development Specialist, 3M Canada
Vendor Presentation: Fall Protection Misconception. Presented by: ProTech Building Safety SystemsVendor Presentation: AEDs: A Heart Stopping Presentation. Presented by: St. John Ambulance NS/PEI
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmSafety Culture - Changing Culture, Behaviour, Routines and Practices
Speaker: Michael Campbell, Facilities Manager, Dalhousie University
THIS SESSION HAS BEEN CANCELLED: Workplace Mental Health Assessment - Time Management
Speaker: Debi Hartlen MacDonald, "Lifestyle Business" Consultant, New Life Business Solutions
Return to Work: All About the Numbers
Speaker: Chris Goudge, National Manager OHS, Eastlink
Behaviour Based Driver Training
Speaker: Spencer McDonald, President, Thinking Driving
Speaker: Ryan Jacobson, CEO, Saskatchewan Safety Council
An Update from Nova Scotia's OHS Special Prosecutor
Speaker: Alex Keaveny, Crown Attorney - Occupational Health and Safety , Government of Nova Scotia
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm3D Scanning & Immersive Techologies and How They are Changing the Reality of Safety!
Speaker: Colin Gillis, Smarter Spaces
Mental Health Awareness
Speaker: Starr Cunningham, President and CEO, Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia.
Speaker: Diana Parks, St. John Ambulance
Risk Assessment Myth Busters
Speaker: Daniel Roberts, Electrical Safety Consultant, Schneider Electric
Learn from the Best: Canada's Safest Employers
Speaker: Amanda Silliker, Canadian Occupational Safety
Speaker: Tracy Lewis, Health, Safety and Employee Wellness Manager, Newfoundland and Labrador Liquor Corporation.
Speaker: Stephanie Kewachunk, Acting Corporate OSH Manager, Jazz Aviation LP
The Impact of One Decision
Speaker: Amanda Oling, Northern Spirit Productions Inc.
Implementing ISO 45001 - Stories from the Trenches
Stewart Sampson, Safety Services NS
3:30 pm - 4:00 pmBreak in Exhibit Hall
4:00 pm - 5:00 pmKeynote: Life is a Series of U-Turns - Sponsored by Halifax International Airport Authority
Speaker: Hal Johnson and Joanne McLeod, BodyBreak with Hal & Joanne
6:00 pm - 9:00 pmPub Night at Durty Nellys

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
7:00 am - 8:15 amExhibit Hall, Hot Breakfast and Early Riser Vendor Presentations
7:30 am - 8:00 amVendor Presentation - Investing in Lone Worker Safety. Presented by ProTELEC CHECKMATE
8:15 am - 9:25 amKeynote: Safety Leadership: It Starts And Ends With Me - Presented by Workers' Compensation Board of Nova Scotia and Labour and Advanced Education
Michelle Ray, International Keynote Speaker
9:30 am - 10:30 amEmerging Risks: Drones
Scott Patterson, Senior Vice President, Business Development, Alexander & Schmidt
Safety Rollercoaster - Moving to Proactive Safety
Speaker: Brian Hillier, National Director of EHS, GFL Environmental
Engineering our Workforce
Dr. Mike Wahl, Horizan OHS
Cannabis -Medical and Recreational: What's the Difference and What are My Responsibilities?
Speaker: Nadine Wentzell, Nadine Wentzell Consulting Inc.
Workplace Tools & Resources: Worksafeforlife.ca
Speaker: Paul Angelopoulos, Manager of Practice Leadership,, Workers' Compensation Board of Nova Scotia
Optional Offsite Tour ($20): Falck Survivial Training Simulation Theatre TourOptional Offsite Tour ($20): Safety Tour - Halifax International Airport Authority Facility
10:30 am - 11:00 amExhibit Hall & Break
11:00 am - 12:00 pmDeveloping Occupational Requirements
Speaker: Dr. Farrell Cahill, Head of Research, Horizan Occupational Health Solutions
Putting Yourself in Our Boots - Is Your Workplace Safe for Emergency Responders?
Speaker: Cliff O'Brien, Calgary Police Service
"The CSI Effect" in Industrial Hygience Practice
Speaker: Pamela Sears, Stantec Consulting Ltd.
The Bumpy Road to Cannabis Legalization: Full of Pot Holes
Speaker: Shirley Ann Burdock, Executive Director, Injury Free Nova Scotia
Dan Steeves, Health Promotion Team Leader , Nova Scotia Health Authority's Community Mental Health and Addictions Program
Am I Compliant? Ensuring Compliance with Chemical Exposure Legislation
Speaker: Marc-andre Lavoie, Leader and Founder, Risk Marcker Inc.
Optional Offsite Tour Continued: Falck Survivial Training Simulation Theatre Tour ContinuedOptional Offsite Tour Continued: Safety Tour - Halifax International Airport Authority Facility Continued
12:00 pm - 1:00 pmExhibit Hall & Lunch
1:00 pm - 2:00 pmA Story of Too Little Too Late for Workers Exposed to Hazards - Do We Know Enough for Tomorrow
Speaker: Kim Thomas
Safety DNA - Unlocking the Code Behind Personal Safety
Speaker: Esteban Tristan, Select International
Communicating to Employees in an Emergency
Speaker: Rodger Sloan, Province of Nova Scotia
Addressing Impairment in the Workplace
Speaker: Jan Chappel, Senior Technical Specialist, CCOHS
Stakeholder Experiences with LAE and WCB
Panel - Industry Leaders
2:00 pm - 3:00 pmCorporate Wellness: Why is it Important & How to do It!
Speaker: Tom Toner, Business Development Manager, East Coast Mobile Medical (ECMM)
New Developments In Noise Management
Speaker: Helen Mersereau, Cape Breton University
Safety-Related Discipline
Speaker: Carol Logan, Director of Human Resources , Prince George Hotel/Cambridge Suites Hotel
Speaker: Heather Wright, Human Resources and Safety Manager , Scotia Recycling Limited
Physio Care in the Workplace
Speaker: Barbara Whynot, IWK Health Centre
Shawn Sangster, IWK Health Centre
Application of Electrical Safety Programs
Speaker: Jonathan Travis, Co-Founder, Leaf ElectricalSafety
3:00 pm - 3:15 pmBreak
3:15 pm - 4:15 pmKeynote: Real Revolution - Keeping up with Change! Sponsored by Halifax Harbour Bridges (HHB)
Pete Luckett, Limelight

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