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Timmins Health and Safety Conference - September 18, 2019

Below is the preliminary program for Wednesday, September 18, 2019. Speakers and session times may be subject to change. Wednesday features conference opening, keynote speakers, substance use and impairment panel, and trade show. 

Wednesday, September 18

7:00-8:30 am
8:30-8:45 am    
Conference Welcome
8:45-9:45 am    
Opening Keynote Speaker: Inspiring a Culture of Safety
Steve Howe, Workplace Safety Expert and Motivational Speaker 
9:45-10:30 am     
Select a breakout session
Burnout in the workplace: A focus on prevention
Public Services Health and Safety Association 
The opioid crisis: Challenges in the workplace
Fred Dunham, Sudbury Action Centre for Youth 
Introducing the WSIB Health and Safety Excellence Program
Workplace Safety and Insurance Board
From space shuttles to the twin towers - What I've learned about systems and culture
Mike Parent, Workplace Safety North
10:30-11:00 am   
Health Break and Trade Show     
11:00-11:45 am   
Select a breakout session 
How to build an effective Joint Health and Safety Committee
Elisha Malette, Workplace Safety North
Navigating the system: Where do we go in times of struggle and how do we get there?
Suzie St. Denis, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
Track switch indicator: New technology improves pedestrian safety in underground mines
Philippe Rail and Patrick Adams, Kirkland Lake Gold
Critical incident: Managing the media 
Marc Depatie, Timmins Police
11:45-12:45 pm     
Lunch and Trade Show   
12:45-1:45 pm     
Panel: Navigating substance use and impairment in the workplace
1:45-2:30 am   
Select a breakout session
Preventing violence and harassment in the workplace: A legal perspective 
Carly Stringer, Stringer Law
DrugTest 5000: What's your tolerance?
Einat Velichover, Draeger
How to hold a difficult conversation
Lonny Michel, William Day Construction
2:30-3:30 pm    
Closing Keynote Speaker: Out of my mind
Big Daddy Tazz, Comedian and Mental Health Advocate
3:30-4:30 pm    
Trade Show and Reception

Thursday, September 19

8:00-12:00 pm
Workshop: Substance Use Awareness Training for Supervisors
CannAmm, Workplace Safety North and Public Services Health and Safety Association are offering an interactive and informative half-day workshop for delegates the day after the Timmins Health and Safety Conference. This workshop combines two courses and is developed and delivered by some of the most experienced and knowledgeable people in the drug and alcohol testing field today. 
The workshop is normally valued at $157.50. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. 
WSN Timmins Health and Safety Conference 2019 Sponsors