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Upcoming Virtual Safety Connections 

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This energizing platform provides you with an opportunity to connect, exchange ideas and share best practices in workplace health and safety from the comfort of your own home.
 

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person using ear plug and wearing hard hat

Safety Connection: Noise Awareness (Provincial)

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LOTO tag and lock

Safety Connection: Inadequate LOTO continues to be a top risk now what?

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person welding with protective gear

Safety Connection: Respiratory Protection in the Workplace (Provincial)

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woman with hand on head being comforted by man

Safety Connection: Trauma Informed Workplace

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Safety Connection: Levelling Up Your Workplace Inspection Game
Safety Connection: Levelling Up Your Workplace Inspection Game

Safety Connection: Levelling Up Your Workplace Inspection Game

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woman crouching on floor in office with hands at face

Safety Connection: Roadmap to Mental Harm Prevention

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electric car with battery hook-up

Safety Connection: The Hazards of Working with Battery Electric Vehicles

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Safety Connection: Roadmap to Mental Harm Prevention
Safety Connection: Roadmap to Mental Harm Prevention

Safety Connection: Roadmap to Mental Harm Prevention

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2 people with ipad at work

Safety Connection: Managing Safety without a Safety Department

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Safety Connection: So an employee reports a musculoskeletal disorder…now what?
Safety Connection: So an employee reports a musculoskeletal disorder…now what?

Safety Connection: So an employee reports a musculoskeletal disorder…now what?

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woman with hand on head being comforted by man

Safety Connection: Trauma Informed Workplace

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woman working at computer at home

Safety Connection: Hybrid Workplaces

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Safety Connection: So an employee reports a musculoskeletal disorder…now what?

With many MSDs slow to come on and slow to heal, where do you start? Many organizations have an idea of how to investigate safety incidents like trips and falls but struggle to investigate for MSDs. This session will explore contributing factors, stages of MSDs, and information gathering tips. The session will further outline using the hierarchy of controls based on present risk factors, developing recommendations focused on prevention, and resources to help along the way.
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Safety Connection: Noise Awareness (Provincial)

Is it difficult to carry a conversation without shouting in your workplace? Have you or your colleague experienced ringing in the ear? Noise is one of the most common occupational health hazards and a widespread problem in many workplaces affecting thousands of workers daily. Join us for a an informative session on effects of noise on the body, highlights of the Ontario noise regulation and explore actions employers and workers can take to minimize exposure at work and beyond.
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Safety Connection: Trauma Informed Workplace

This session will explore the escalating risks faced by workers across Ontario amid many internal and external stressors and address the growing threats of workplace violence and harassment, such as uncivil, disrespectful, and abusive behaviours. We will discuss why these behaviours are on the rise and how a trauma-informed approach can be strategically employed.
This approach aims not only to prevent internal violence and harassment, but also to create a safer environment for employees, emphasizing the importance of a psychologically safe workplace. Participants will gain a better understanding of how past traumas can impact workers’ actions and behaviours in the workplace and how making some adjustments to our approach can improve safety and reduce conflict and misunderstandings on teams.
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Safety Connection: The Hazards of Working with Battery Electric Vehicles

Ontario is quickly becoming a leader in the battery electric vehicle (BEV) sector, with billions being invested by the Ontario government and global automakers. With this emerging technology has come a variety of new hazards that many in the industry do not fully understand. To address this need WSPS has developed a White Paper on the hazards of working with battery electric vehicles. Join Angela Cameron and Sean MacCormack as they discuss BEV hazards, the legislation that applies to working on them, as well as gaps that have been identified in the industry.
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Safety Connection: Roadmap to Mental Harm Prevention

Join Esther Fleurimond, Healthy Workplaces Consultant with WSPS, as we review the Mental Harm Prevention Roadmap. The Roadmap, developed by WSPS in collaboration with Howatt HR Consulting, was made to help support organizations in creating and implementing a psychological health and safety strategy at work. Improving and maintaining the positive mental health of employees is an essential part of a healthy & safe workplace and can improve thinking, decision-making and relationships at work. Which all lead to healthier employees and increased productivity. The Roadmap is a user-friendly compliment to the CSA Z1003 National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace and serves as a framework to guide employers in putting programs and policies in place using an evidence-based Plan-Do-Check-Act approach. Get started on making your workplace more psychologically safe today!
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Safety Connection: Inadequate LOTO continues to be a top risk now what?

The session will uncover how industry experts identified the top industry risks, the causal factors of inadequate LOTO, and the "now what". No matter which stage you are at in your workplace, from the “I do not know if I have a LOTO problem” to “I’ve got everything under control” or anywhere in between – the session will outline improvement opportunities and resources to support you along the way.
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Safety Connection: Managing Safety without a Safety Department

Finding the time and resources for safety can be challenging. Not all workplaces have a team or department of safety professionals at the ready to create and implement safety programs. Join Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS) as we tackle how to approach workplace safety without a safety department. We will explore how to accomplish legislated safety tasks and best practices to create a safer workplace, and provide simple tools you can add to your workplace safety program.
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Safety Connection: Levelling Up Your Workplace Inspection Game

Safety Connection: Levelling Up Your Workplace Inspection Game

You’ve got safety boots, clipboard, and PPE, but are you really ready to spot hazards in every category? Still asking workers “any concerns”? Just checking off the boxes on the checklist? Level up your inspections with this session! Learn how to build a comprehensive inspection strategy, create better tools, craft targeted questions for more insightful answers, simultaneously measure and support your Internal Responsibility System through inspections, use digital tools for maximum impact, when to take immediate action on safety concerns while preventing your inspection from becoming “cleanup time”, learn what to do with info you collect, and innovative data-gathering tips to spot hidden hazards! This session is interactive – bring your own best inspection tips to share with the group!
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Safety Connection: Respiratory Protection in the Workplace (Provincial)

This free safety connection will cover Ontario specific regulatory requirements, such as O.Reg.833 and O.Reg.490, related to respirator use in the workplace and explore the actions employers and workers can take to effectively use respirators. During this information session we will discuss the elements of a respiratory protection program, including conducting hazard assessments, respirator selection, use and care, training, and fit testing as well as health surveillance and program evaluation. Reference to Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Standard Z94.4-18 Selection, use and care of respirators will also be made.

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Safety Connection: Hybrid Work and the OHSA

With so many benefits of hybrid work – flexibility, reducing commuting time, and even reducing carbon emissions - many employers are joining the work revolution. But organizations are also struggling to understand their employer responsibilities and how to manage risks. What challenges are hybrid workplaces facing? What’s required to keep workers safe? What’s best practice? And how do we build safety bridges between work and home offices? Join us for an interactive session that will bring clarity to many of these questions and more.
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Safety Connection: MLITSD Fines & Penalties in Warehousing & Distribution

Taking the time to review incidents that have occurred in other workplaces is an invaluable exercise to prevent similar incidents from occurring in your workplace. This session will present several cases related to lift trucks, loading docks, racking, load securement and others. We will apply RACE methodology to each case, namely, recognize, assess, control and evaluate; as well as introduce free valuable resources to support your prevention efforts. Don’t miss out on this informative session to support strengthening your safety management system.
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