DEFINING THE FUTURE OF SAFETY STANDARDS – CANADIAN SAFETY SUMMIT 2024

June 11, 2024 | Pearson Convention Centre

#CanadianSafetySummit

This event contains 5.25 technical hours and may be eligible for BCRSP CPD points

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In an era where the landscape of workplace safety is continuously transforming, the Canadian Safety Summit 2024 emerges as a pivotal gathering for safety professionals seeking to navigate the challenges and harness the opportunities of this evolving industry. 

As workplace safety standards continue to evolve at a rapid pace, the urgency for cutting-edge safety strategies and solutions has never been greater. The summit serves as a critical platform for safety leaders across all industries, providing an unparalleled opportunity to share knowledge, inspire change, and drive progress. 

Learn how to overcome the most pressing challenges in safety, leverage AI for enhanced safety processes, integrate ESG, DEI, and mental wellness into your safety programs and so much more at this year’s summit. 

Join today and revolutionize your approach to workplace safety in 2024. 

Why attend?

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    Receive in-depth analysis and leading-edge content on the most recent developments in workplace safety

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    Gain actionable strategies and real-world education from seasoned professionals

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    Connect with industry leaders and peers for unmatched networking and business development opportunities

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    Discover practical advice to implement immediately in your workplace for immediate impact

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    Empower yourself with knowledge to navigate the evolving landscape of workplace safety and wellness effectively

What Will You Learn?

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    Explore the role of artificial intelligence, wearable technologies, and smart robots in revolutionizing safety processes

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    Learn how to create an integrated approach to psychological safety, addressing stress, anxiety, and burnout

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    Understand the implications of recent legal developments, including the Greater Sudbury case, and how they affect your safety obligations

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    Dive into the expanding roles of safety professionals within the frameworks of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) initiatives

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    Discover how to design safety programs that cater to the diverse needs of a multigenerational workforce, fostering a cohesive and inclusive culture

SPEAKERS


Martin Gallagher
Martin Gallagher

Chief Operating Officer (GO Transit and UP Express) & Chief Safety and Security Officer
Metrolinx

Jimmy Vassilopoulos
Jimmy Vassilopoulos

Director National Health and Safety
Purolator

Jody Young
Jody Young

President & CEO
Workplace Safety & Prevention Services

Chandan Uprety
Chandan Uprety

Area EHS Manager, Canada
Microsoft

Sarah Abdul-Rasoul
Sarah Abdul-Rasoul

Safety Analyst
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada

Stephen Agla
Stephen Agla

Director, EHS
Aecon Group Inc.

Olubunmi Alabi
Olubunmi Alabi

Senior Manager, National Health and Safety
HelloFresh Canada

Robin Angel
Robin Angel

Strategic Advisor OHS
Correctional Services, Department of Justice, Nova Scotia

Rob Cathcart
Rob Cathcart

SVP Operations
Martin-Brower of Canada Co

Dianna Dymond
Dianna Dymond

VP of Human Resources
Lais Hotel Properties Limited (Vintage Hotels)

Sally Harvey
Sally Harvey

Consultant supporting Support Ontario Youth and Literacy Links South Central with Partnerships & Stakeholders

Manasi Koushik
Manasi Koushik

VP, Sustainability, Quality & Community
Dexterra Group

Shane Mercer
Shane Mercer

Senior Journalist
Canadian Occupational Safety

Adrian Miedema
Adrian Miedema

Partner
Dentons LLP

Shilo Neveu
Shilo Neveu

Executive Vice President of Health and Safety, Valard Construction Group of Companies
Canada Regional Director Health & Safety, Quanta Services, Inc.

Jasmine Ramrup
Jasmine Ramrup

Safety Systems Lead
Barrick Gold Corporation

Bertrand Revenaz
Bertrand Revenaz

VP Product ESG & Data Intelligence
EcoOnline

Jennifer Richardson
Jennifer Richardson

Director-Environment, Safety, Employee Health & Wellbeing
The Royal Canadian Mint

Cristian Rodriguez
Cristian Rodriguez

VP, Safety, Sustainability & People
Wajax

Angelica Rotundo
Angelica Rotundo

Associate Director, Safety, Health & Environment
Apotex Inc.

Gordon Walsh
Gordon Walsh

Principal Consultant
Safety Centre of Excellence

AGENDA


All times in ET
  • Registration and breakfast
  • Opening remarks from chairperson
    Jimmy Vassilopoulos
    Jimmy Vassilopoulos

    Director National Health and Safety
    Purolator

  • Keynote: Addressing safety challenges arising from the largest transportation expansion in North American history
    Martin Gallagher
    Martin Gallagher

    Chief Operating Officer (GO Transit and UP Express) & Chief Safety and Security Officer
    Metrolinx

  • Panel: Leveraging the latest technology: Role of artificial intelligence, connected wearable technologies, and smart robots

    Safety professionals are looking to leverage the latest technology as its use can help prevent injuries and allow for the early detection and prediction of anomalies that can lead to safety incidents. However, despite its potential, significant barriers exist to the effective adoption of new technologies in the workplace. This session will examine emerging technologies and best practices for how to prepare for future trends. 

    • Best practices for using AI to streamline and automate safety tasks such as hazard and incident reporting, safety inspections, and risk assessments 
    • Using latest developments for enhancing safety communication 
    • Predictive-based safety: How AI technology can be used to support predictive analytics 
    • Advancements in wearable devices and smart robots: risks and rewards 
    • Maximizing the value of safety data: role of data analytics 
    Moderator
    Jimmy Vassilopoulos
    Jimmy Vassilopoulos

    Director National Health and Safety
    Purolator

    Panelists
    Olubunmi Alabi
    Olubunmi Alabi

    Senior Manager, National Health and Safety
    HelloFresh Canada

    Shilo Neveu
    Shilo Neveu

    Executive Vice President of Health and Safety, Valard Construction Group of Companies
    Canada Regional Director Health & Safety, Quanta Services, Inc.

    Chandan Uprety
    Chandan Uprety

    Area EHS Manager, Canada
    Microsoft

  • Networking coffee break
  • Direction of regulatory enforcement efforts: Current focus of safety authorities

    OHS regulatory requirements play a critical role in workplace safety management. With the significant increase in maximum fines for OHS offences, as well as the introduction of prosecution-friendly changes in recent years, it is critical to stay informed of the direction of regulatory enforcement efforts. This session will examine key areas that safety authorities are focusing on and provide practical insights into remaining compliant. 

    • Best practices for safety professionals in adapting to the emerging aggressive stance on OHS compliance and penalties for non-compliance 
    • How the increase in maximum fines under the OHSA is playing out in court 
    • Implications of extended limitation period for laying charges: How it impacts prosecutions 
    • Key sentencing considerations in recent cases: Understanding “aggravating factors” for the purposes of determining a penalty 
    • Increased charges under the General Duty clause: Requirement to take reasonable precautions for safety 

      

    Adrian Miedema
    Adrian Miedema

    Partner
    Dentons LLP

  • Human and Organizational Performance (HOP) implementation: Novel approaches to address serious injuries

    While there has been a significant reduction in the frequency of workplace injuries over the years, this downward trend has not extended to the most serious injuries and fatalities. This is leading safety professionals to adjust how workplace incidents are viewed and addressed, and to implement novel approaches to safety, such as Human & Organizational Performance (HOP). This session will explore HOP— its value as a safety tool and how it can be effectively implemented. 

    • Key HOP principles and the significant role it can play in safety through changing behaviour: Combining human factors engineering with organizational psychology 
    • Critical steps in preparing for and implementing HOP 
    • Potential of behavioural based training for improving safety 
    • The movement to de-emphasize the measure of total recordable incident rate (TRIR) to focusing on serious incident fatality (SIF) 
    • Best practices for using AI-related technology to assist in potential SIF incident recognition and evaluation 
    Gordon Walsh
    Gordon Walsh

    Principal Consultant
    Safety Centre of Excellence

  • Networking lunch
  • WSPS Roundtable: An open forum with leaders that are steering the way in health & safety

    With the landscape of workplace safety continuously transforming, organizations, more than ever, need to focus on safety issues and explore what its role looks like in an evolving workplace. This interactive discussion will bring together a group of talented and inspiring leaders that have driven successful safety strategies by championing innovative safety values. They will share their stories and their journey in making health, safety and wellness a priority for their organization.

    Moderator
    Jody Young
    Jody Young

    President & CEO
    Workplace Safety & Prevention Services

    Panelists
    Rob Cathcart
    Rob Cathcart

    SVP Operations
    Martin-Brower of Canada Co

    Dianna Dymond
    Dianna Dymond

    VP of Human Resources
    Lais Hotel Properties Limited (Vintage Hotels)

    Sally Harvey
    Sally Harvey

    Consultant supporting Support Ontario Youth and Literacy Links South Central with Partnerships & Stakeholders

  • Panel: Meeting the growing role of EHS professionals in ESG

    Organizations are under growing pressure to act in a sustainable, environmentally friendly, and socially responsible manner. EHS professionals and those managing ESG processes often perform similar tasks and share responsibilities. This requires effective integration of OHS and ESG activities. This session will examine the expanding ESG role of safety professionals and its practical implications.  

    • Best practices for aligning the growing overlap of ESG and EHS responsibilities: Evolving ESG-related duties of safety leaders 
    • Preparing for Canada’s new Forced and Child Labour in Supply Chains Act 
    • Role of safety professionals in establishing a cross-functional/departmental approach to align ESG strategy implementation 
    • Managing the increasing role of OHS in diversity, equity, and inclusion: How safety leaders can integrate DEI in the workplace  
    • Best practices for meeting ESG reporting requirements from a safety perspective 
    Moderator
    Manasi Koushik
    Manasi Koushik

    VP, Sustainability, Quality & Community
    Dexterra Group

    Panelists
    Bertrand Revenaz
    Bertrand Revenaz

    VP Product ESG & Data Intelligence
    EcoOnline

    Jennifer Richardson
    Jennifer Richardson

    Director-Environment, Safety, Employee Health & Wellbeing
    The Royal Canadian Mint

    Cristian Rodriguez
    Cristian Rodriguez

    VP, Safety, Sustainability & People
    Wajax

    Angelica Rotundo
    Angelica Rotundo

    Associate Director, Safety, Health & Environment
    Apotex Inc.

  • Networking coffee break
  • Panel: Addressing psychological safety and mental health

    There is growing recognition of the role that mental and emotional wellness plays in overall employee health, productivity, retention, and safety. This session will examine best practices that safety leaders can follow for establishing an integrated approach to managing employee psychological safety.  

    • Best practices for identifying and addressing psychological risks in the workplace  
    • Implementing effective tools to enhance employee psychological fitness: promoting health through wellbeing education, understanding, and awareness  
    • Addressing burnout as a workplace health and safety issue  
    • Use of technology to help employers monitor their employees’ stress and anxiety levels   
    • Mental health first aid in the workplace: training staff in mental health first aid  
    Moderator
    Shane Mercer
    Shane Mercer

    Senior Journalist
    Canadian Occupational Safety

    Panelists
    Sarah Abdul-Rasoul
    Sarah Abdul-Rasoul

    Safety Analyst
    Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada

    Stephen Agla
    Stephen Agla

    Director, EHS
    Aecon Group Inc.

    Robin Angel
    Robin Angel

    Strategic Advisor OHS
    Correctional Services, Department of Justice, Nova Scotia

  • Safety in the multigenerational workplace

    Today’s workplace has multiple generational groups working together, each with distinctly different attitudes, motivations, priorities, and ways of communicating. In addition, different age groups encounter differing safety risks in the workplace. Ensuring all employees are equipped to competently carry out their role is critical in avoiding accidents in the workplace. This session will look at how to overcome the challenges of establishing a safety program that addresses the needs of a multigenerational workforce. 

    • How to encourage appropriate styles of education and mentoring 
    • Re-designing your training schemes to ensure they can be easily understood by all employees. 
    • Dealing with the stereotype trap – and helpful examples of what works 
    • Pitfalls and issues that arise in different sectors 
    • Understanding the unique vulnerabilities and safety challenges for each generation 
    Jasmine Ramrup
    Jasmine Ramrup

    Safety Systems Lead
    Barrick Gold Corporation

  • Closing remarks from chairperson
    Jimmy Vassilopoulos
    Jimmy Vassilopoulos

    Director National Health and Safety
    Purolator

SPONSORS


Gold Sponsors

  • EcoOnline
  • Mark’s Commercial
  • WSPS

Exhibitors

  • Apex
  • BSI Group Canada Inc.
  • Motive
  • TeksMed

VENUE


Pearson Convention Centre

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Cut-off date: May 10, 2024

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