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Serious Injuries and Fatalities: Why we need to move safety from reactive to risk-based

The words "safety first" painted on a road

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This event is part of our "Let's Talk Safety" webinar series

In safety we strive to reduce all injuries that occur at our workplaces, but we all deal with limited time and resources, so we need to focus our energy on ensuring we are eliminating the risks that could lead to a Serious Injury or Fatality.

This session will give an overview of what serious injuries and fatalities are, how we identify the high-risk activities that can lead to them, and what controls are needed to be put in place to achieve the goal of eliminating serious injuries and fatalities.

About the presenter

Darrel Nickerson is the Director of Health and Safety for the Pulp and Paper Division of JD Irving, Limited based in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada and has been involved in Safety for over 26 years. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from UNB Saint John and a Master of Science in Environmental Management from Webster University, St. Louis, Mo. He holds a Canadian Registered Safety Professional designation and a Six Sigma Green Belt certification from the Juran Institute. He is a professional member of the American Society of Safety Professionals and Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE), current chairperson for the Board of Safety Services New Brunswick, and previously held the position of Regional Vice President - Atlantic Region for the CSSE.

He is also an instructor for the Occupational Health and Safety Diploma Program with the University of New Brunswick. He resides in Quispamsis, New Brunswick with his wife, Karen, and daughter, Briannah.


March 23, 2022
2 p.m. (Atlantic) / 1 p.m. (Eastern)

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