The final days are counting down until one of BC’s most popular health and safety conferences – Make It Safe – will be taking place November 6 and 7 at the Burnaby Delta Hotel and Conference Centre.
The conference, which brings together health and safety professionals, service providers and representatives from manufacturing and industry from all over BC, is expected to attract a record number of exhibitors and delegates.
In advance of the two-day conference there will be two days of Pre-Conference Training on November 4 and 5.
Note: For CRSP professionals, attendance at the conference will count for one maintenance point.
For more information on the training sessions and to register click here.
Mental Health in the Workplace (Bill 14)
The main theme of the conference has to do with Mental Health in the Workplace (Bill 14) which WorkSafeBC will begin enforcing November 1.
Maureen Shaw,the former president and CEO of the IAPA and a member of the Mental Health Commission of Canada will be addressing delegates on the new National Standard of Psychologically Safe Workplaces.
Julia Kaisla MA, Manager, Workplace Initiatives, Canadian Mental Health Association, will be leading a discussion entitled, “How to Recognize the Symptoms and Assist.”
Several top-notch speakers have been arranged for the conference including former Vancouver Canucks captain Trevor Linden, sports media personality Michael Landsberg and Olympic athlete Clara Hughes.
Linden, who has endorsed and signed the BC Safety Charter, is this year’s keynote speaker and both Landsberg and Hughes will be addressing issues surrounding workplace mental health and their personal battles with depression.
Speakers and facilitators will lead special breakout sessions on workplace safety, physical health, and overall workplace well-being.
This year’s conference is being organized by the FIOSA-MIOSA Safety Alliance of BC, a not-for-profit industry health and safety organization representing industry and manufacturers across BC.
For full details on Make it Safe 2013 simply click here.