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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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woman crouching on floor in office with hands at face

Safety Connection: Roadmap to Mental Harm Prevention

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MLITSD Occupational Hygiene Campaigns: The Essentials
MLITSD Occupational Hygiene Campaigns: The Essentials

MLITSD Occupational Hygiene Campaigns: The Essentials

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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: Lock-Out Tag-Out (LOTO) Insights in the Steel Industry

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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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Safety Connection: Using Consensus in Safety Decision-Making

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2 people in warehouse

Safety Connection: MLITSD Fines & Penalties in Warehousing & Distribution

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A female working from home office

Safety Connection: Hybrid Work and the OHSA

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2 people in warehouse

Safety Connection: MLITSD Fines & Penalties in Warehousing & Distribution

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MLITSD Occupational Hygiene Campaigns: The Essentials

MLITSD Occupational Hygiene Campaigns: The Essentials

Join Cristina St. Pierre, MLITSD Provincial Hygienist and Toni Volpato, WSPS Occupational Hygiene Consultant, for this FREE information webinar on two MLITSD Occupational Hygiene Campaigns running April 1st, 2024 to March 31st 2025:

1. Worker Exposures to Chemical Agents in the Workplace

2. WHMIS Training Based on the Amended Hazardous Products Regulations

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Safety Connection: Using Consensus in Safety Decision-Making

Consensus can be considered both journey and destination – a process to arrive at a decision and a decision itself. But when, and why, should organizations consider consensus in safety? In this session, we will dive deeper into when consensus is appropriate, the benefits and drawbacks, learn how to apply consensus techniques to optimize collaborative team-based decision-making in a safety context while building trust and strengthening working relationships, and introduce the groundbreaking High Five Consensus Model. This session is appropriate for JHSCs, workplace and policy committees, and for safety leaders in organizations large and small.

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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: 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: 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: 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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Seasonal Worker Safety 1: Effective and Efficient Onboarding

As tire shops gear up for seasonal peaks, ensuring the safety of temporary and seasonal workers becomes paramount. This session will focus on providing owners with guidance towards onboarding seasonal staff effectively and efficiently. Discussion topics will include training considerations for experienced vs. inexperienced workers, ensuring safe operation of tools and equipment, fostering worker awareness of hazards and emergency situations, and strategies for overcoming language barriers. By focusing on thorough and consistent onboarding attendees will learn how to mitigate risks and foster a culture of safety, ensuring safe operation during busy seasons.

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Seasonal Worker Safety 2: Supervision and Leadership

Supervisors hold pivotal roles towards ensuring the safety of temporary and seasonal workers during peak tire changeover seasons. This session will explore the key legal responsibilities supervisors hold in maintaining a safe workplace and how to foster a culture of safety that rewards positive behaviours and incentivizes workers to champion safety initiatives. Through practical tips and real-world examples, participants will discover how to effectively communicate safety expectations, address safety issues promptly, and empower their teams.

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Seasonal Worker Safety 3: Worker Rights and Responsibilities

All workers in Ontario, whether permanent, temporary, or seasonal have important health and safety rights and responsibilities that must be understood. In this session, we will discuss strategies to ensure that all workers joining the workplace to support peak tire changeover seasons fully comprehend and are able to exercise their health and safety rights and responsibilities. We'll emphasize strategies for effectively communicating these rights, including the crucial right to refuse unsafe work, and the importance of following requirements for personal protective equipment (PPE) and safe operation of tools and equipment. By prioritizing education and empowerment to report safety concerns, participants will leave equipped to uphold a culture where every worker confidently prioritizes their safety and well-being.

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Safety Connection: Breaking Language Barriers: Worker Safety in Manufacturing

Like Canada, your workforce is diverse. Your employees may include new Canadians, temporary foreign workers, or others with English as their second language. In this 45-minute session, our safety experts will provide tips on overcoming language barriers in your workplace. We’ll also connect you with new multilingual resources that can help your workers understand common hazards in the manufacturing sector.

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