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We have gathered a collection of resources to help you learn more about Occupational Health and Safety in the workplace.

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Risk and incident management


Training



Past webinars

This webinar was part of our 2021-2022 "Let's Talk Safety" webinar series

This webinar will review the fundamental leadership styles and how to use emotional intelligence to gain acceptance for your change initiatives. It will also review some communication strategies to effectively communicate your safety message.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • Different leadership styles and why they're important
  • How to use emotional intelligence to gain advantage for change
  • The distinctions between supervising, coaching, and mentoring
  • How to review an effective communication strategy tool

Presenter: Darrel Nickerson, BBA, MS, CRSP
Cost:
Free

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This event contains 1.0 technical hours and is eligible for 0.1 CEUs with BCRSP. BCRSP for more information about the CPD point criteria. We're happy to provide a letter confirming your registration for this webinar. To receive your confirmation letter, fill out this form.


This webinar was part of our 2021-2022 "Let's Talk Safety" webinar series

Covid-19 changed our lives forever. What it means in the short run is that many of us are telecommuting and completing our work in entirely new ways. As new research is emerging, and as I'm sure your personal experiences have told you, we find that working from home does not necessarily decrease your overall stress or increase your ability to get the sleep you need. In fact, 98% of people surveyed said they developed new sleep problems after the lockdown and over 68% of people said they feel stress or find it hard to sleep.

Not getting enough sleep can impact our health, our immunity, our mood, our ability to be productive, and even increase the likelihood of getting into a car accident or, for those of us still in the workplace, a workplace incident. By the end of this session everyone will be empowered to better understand the risks fatigue creates and will be provided the practical strategies, tools and countermeasures needed to better manage fatigue during these unusual times we are living in.

Presenter: Susan Sawatzky, B. Ed, CRSP, HSA
Cost:
Free

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This event contains 1.0 technical hours and is eligible for 0.1 CEUs with BCRSP. BCRSP for more information about the CPD point criteria. We're happy to provide a letter confirming your registration for this webinar. To receive your confirmation letter, fill out this form.


This webinar was part of our 2020-2021 "Let's Talk Safety" webinar series

In this webinar, we will discuss the foundational skills of safety leadership and discuss how you can best prepare yourself and position yourself to lead in these difficult times. We will also discuss how to recognize your current leadership skills and abilities, and to recognize the key skills required to be seen as a safety leader.

Presenter: Glyn Jones, M.A.Sc, P.Eng, CIH, CRSP
Cost:
Free

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This event contains 1.0 technical hours and is eligible for 0.1 CEUs with BCRSP. BCRSP for more information about the CPD point criteria. We're happy to provide a letter confirming your registration for this webinar. To receive your confirmation letter, fill out this form.


This webinar was part of our 2023-2024 "Let's Talk Safety" webinar series

In this webinar, Donald MacDonald will share insights about emerging technologies that can potentially help prevent musculoskeletal injuries (MSIs). Promising innovations and technologies including exoskeletons, computer vision, wearables and extended reality will be introduced. Adoption opportunities, as well as barriers to adoption, will be explored.

Presenter: Donald MacDonald
Cost:
Free

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This event contains 1.0 technical hours and is eligible for 0.1 CEUs with BCRSP. BCRSP for more information about the CPD point criteria. We're happy to provide a letter confirming your registration for this webinar. To receive your confirmation letter, fill out this form.


This webinar was part of our 2023-2024 "Let's Talk Safety" webinar series

Hand injuries are one of the most common workplace injuries and yet most are preventable. Workers' Compensation Board statistics in Canada1 reveal there were more that 250,000 lost-time injuries in Canada last year. The National Safety Council's review of the data2 suggests 18% of lost-time claims are hand-injury or finger-injury related.

These injuries are prevalent across all industries, including office jobs, construction, manufacturing, and every industry where workers use their hands for all sorts of work. It may sound obvious, but gloves are the most common type of personal protective equipment to help with the prevention of hand and finger injuries.

Nowadays, technology exists such that there are hundreds of types of gloves available and that includes one for the hazards of every job and task. Employers need to know more and be ready to include formalized hand safety programming in their occupational health and safety management systems (OHSMS).

Presenter: Glyn Jones, M.A.Sc, P.Eng, CIH, CRSP
Cost:
Free

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This event contains 1.0 technical hours and is eligible for 0.1 CEUs with BCRSP. BCRSP for more information about the CPD point criteria. We're happy to provide a letter confirming your registration for this webinar. To receive your confirmation letter, fill out this form.

Sources:
2022 Report on Work Fatality and Injury Rates in Canada (University of Regina) 
Work Injuries and Illnesses by Part of Body (National Safety Council)


This webinar was part of our 2023-2024 "Let's Talk Safety" webinar series

We need to improve our Risk Management processes to ensure we are eliminating Serious Injury and Fatalities (SIF) in our workplaces while still managing the types of incidents that are typically the highest costs to our organizations including sprain and strain type injuries.

The session will provide an overview of the safety risk management process using the ISO 31000 model and share a dual path strategy to address potential SIF incidents as well as managing lower severity but higher frequency type incidents.

Presenter: Darrel Nickerson, BBA, MS, CRSP
Cost:
Free

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This event contains 1.0 technical hours and is eligible for 0.1 CEUs with BCRSP. See the BCRSP for more information about the CPD point criteria. We're happy to provide a letter confirming your registration for this webinar. To receive your confirmation letter, please fill out this form.


About the presenter

Darrel Nickerson is the Director of Health and Safety for Irving Forestry Services 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 (CRSP)® designation and a Six Sigma Green Belt certification from the Juran Institute.

He is a professional member of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) and current chairperson for the Board of Safety Services New Brunswick and previously held the position of Regional Vice President - Atlantic Region for the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE).

He is also an instructor for the Occupational Health and Safety Diploma (DOHS) program with the University of New Brunswick.


This webinar was part of our 2023-2024 "Let's Talk Safety" webinar series

Human and Organizational performance (HOP) is a global movement towards using the social sciences to better understand how to design resilient work systems and make workplaces safer. It is referred to as the “New View” by some. People who are “all in” are referred to as “Hopsters”. Human and Organizational Performance is seen as a powerful new approach to improving the performance of both individuals and organizations. The belief is that by adopting HOP principles, organizations can create safer, more productive, and more engaging work environments, while also reducing costs and improving overall performance.

Is HOP just the next fad in safety or is it the next big thing in safety? In this webinar, we will review the origins of the HOP concept, describe the key principles of HOP, and discuss strategies for operationalizing this philosophy.

Presenter: Glyn Jones, M.A.Sc, P.Eng, CIH, CRSP
Cost:
Free

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This event contains 1.0 technical hours and is eligible for 0.1 CEUs with BCRSP. BCRSP for more information about the CPD point criteria. We're happy to provide a letter confirming your registration for this webinar. To receive your confirmation letter, fill out this form.


This webinar was part of our 2023-2024 "Let's Talk Safety" webinar series

Lessons Learned: The New International Standard for the Management of Infection Agents in the Workplace (ISO 45006) introduces you to the new international standard guidelines (ISO 45006) for how organizations can prevent exposure to, and manage the risks associated with, infectious diseases of all types for any size organization.

During this webinar, you will:

  • Review the new international guidance standard on preventing and managing infectious diseases: ISO 45006
  • Discuss the importance of an infectious disease management program, and why organizations should have a plan to be prepared for the next crisis
  • Explore and advise about the range of diseases we need to think about – contagious and non-contagious
  • Explain how to plan for new, and emerging diseases, including a few controls and actions to take to mitigate the risks from infectious diseases if an outbreak does occur

Presenter: Troy Winters, CRSP
Cost:
Free

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This event contains 1.0 technical hours and is eligible for 0.1 CEUs with BCRSP.  BCRSP for more information about the CPD point criteria. We're happy to provide a letter confirming your registration for this webinar. To receive your confirmation letter, fill out this form.


About the presenter

Troy Winters is the Senior Officer of Health and Safety for the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE). As a Certified Registered Safety Professional (CRSP)®, Troy works out of the national office in Ottawa, assisting CUPE local unions with health and safety-related issues and concerns, as well as providing guidance on broader health and safety policies for the union.

Troy represents labour interests as he chairs or participates on numerous international, national and provincial committees and standard development technical committees, including being the Chair of the Canadian Standards Association Strategic Steering Committee for Health and Safety and the Head of the Canadian Mirror Committee delegation for the ISO TC 283 Committee.

Troy has spoken at numerous national and international health and safety conferences, and has written or co-authored over 40 health and safety-related articles for numerous publications.


This webinar was part of our 2020-2021 "Let's Talk Safety" webinar series

As organizations prepare for the return to work during the COVID-19 pandemic, many questions will emerge about how to protect employees' health and safety in this new normal. Employees may be returning to workplaces that no longer look or operate as they once did or they may be coping with physical and/or mental health issues that developed or worsened since the outbreak of the virus months ago.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • A framework for establishing new norms for businesses to successfully and safely reopen in the post-COVID Canadian workplace
  • About the shift in work culture and expected changes in productivity
  • New travel rules for work
  • The pandemic's impact on employees' physical and mental health
  • Strategies and tools to move forward

Presenter: Glyn Jones, M.A.Sc, P.Eng, CIH, CRSP
Cost:
Free

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This event contains 1.0 technical hours and is eligible for 0.1 CEUs with BCRSP. BCRSP for more information about the CPD point criteria. We're happy to provide a letter confirming your registration for this webinar. To receive your confirmation letter, fill out this form.


This webinar was part of our 2021-2022 "Let's Talk Safety" webinar series

A key aspect of the return to a healthy workplace post-COVID requires us to consider integrating all aspects of our employees' health. This integrated thinking includes introducing the policies, programs, and practices that integrate protection from work-related health and safety hazards with promotion of injury and illness prevention efforts to advance our employees' well-being.

In this webinar, you will:

  • Explore the four pillars required for a healthy workplace
  • Learn about the importance of integrating employee health programming alongside existing occupational health and safety programming
  • Discuss the role of the safety practitioner to bring about the integration, and other interventions, that protect safety and health

Presenter: Glyn Jones, M.A.Sc, P.Eng, CIH, CRSP
Cost:
Free

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This event contains 1.0 technical hours and is eligible for 0.1 CEUs with BCRSP. BCRSP for more information about the CPD point criteria. We're happy to provide a letter confirming your registration for this webinar. To receive your confirmation letter, fill out this form.


This webinar was part of our 2022-2023 "Let's Talk Safety" webinar series

The pandemic has taught us a lot, and one thing it has taught us is that we all have the capacity for fear. But the pandemic also taught us how to be more human, how to be supportive of each other, how to be patient, how to learn about new risks, and how to build information about COVID into the management of our day-to-day lives.

Risk communication leads us through a process where we examine the facts, identify the stakeholders, speak with the stakeholders, understand their bias, provide more information to them, and help them to adjust their bias to be more in line with the current thinking. Risk communication has to do with people, how we think, and what we know about risks.

In this webinar, you will:

  • Learn the foundations of risk communication
  • Use the pandemic as a case study and review what went well and what went wrong
  • Discuss concepts of risk versus safe, and how fear can be measured to guide strategies for better risk communication

Presenter: Glyn Jones, M.A.Sc, P.Eng, CIH, CRSP
Cost:
Free

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This event contains 1.0 technical hours and is eligible for 0.1 CEUs with BCRSP. BCRSP for more information about the CPD point criteria. We're happy to provide a letter confirming your registration for this webinar. To receive your confirmation letter, fill out this form.


This webinar was part of our 2023-2024 "Let's Talk Safety" webinar series

Machine-related injuries are serious, life-altering events for all those involved. Unfortunately, machine incidents happen too frequently in workplaces across the globe and many organizations need to take a more proactive approach to managing their machinery risks.

In this webinar, you will learn how to identify machinery hazards, select appropriate safeguarding controls and set up an effective machine safety program at your workplace.

Machine safeguarding can feel like a daunting task. By understanding the key concepts of machine safety and setting up a proactive program to identify, prioritize and reduce risk, organizations can create a safer workplace for everyone.

Presenters: Kristin Petaski, P.Eng and Glyn Jones, M.A.Sc, P.Eng, CIH, CRSP
Cost: Free

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This event contains 1.0 technical hours and is eligible for 0.1 CEUs with BCRSP. BCRSP for more information about the CPD point criteria. We're happy to provide a letter confirming your registration for this webinar. To receive your confirmation letter, fill out this form.


This webinar was part of our 2022-2023 "Let's Talk Safety" webinar series

We have turned the corner on Covid-19 and there is reason for hope and optimism. Things are slowly returning to normal as the virus moves from pandemic to endemic. Companies are working towards getting things back to normal. The big "reboot" is on, and this applies to our safety programs as much as anything. As part of the post-pandemic safety renaissance or reboot, we need to be reminded of the basics.

During this webinar, you will learn:

  • The foundations of safety management
  • The top 10 safety program elements that need your attention in the coming year

Presenter: Glyn Jones, M.A.Sc, P.Eng, CIH, CRSP
Cost:
Free

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This event contains 1.0 technical hours and is eligible for 0.1 CEUs with BCRSP. BCRSP for more information about the CPD point criteria. We're happy to provide a letter confirming your registration for this webinar. To receive your confirmation letter, fill out this form.


This webinar was part of our 2022-2023 "Let's Talk Safety" webinar series

Everyone in the safety field is working towards the same objective—reducing workplace incidents and the associated costs and human suffering.

In fact, many companies have formally declared this intent with catchphrases for the programming such as "Zero Harm" or the "Journey to Zero". Operations and safety teams in organizations are already overloaded with responsibilities, but with the addition of these new "zero harm" goals, the management and advancement of the safety culture is being added to the list.

How are we supposed to manage safety culture along with all the other safety "hats" we're supposed to wear?

In this "how-to" webinar, the process and mechanics for advancing the safety culture in 10 (not so) easy steps are explored. Using a case-study approach, you will learn:

  • What is safety culture, how do we measure it, and how can we advance it?
  • What are the linkages between safety culture and safety performance?
  • How can we employ a more effective business partnering arrangement to be successful?
  • What are the tools needed to achieve the necessary transformation?

Presenter: Glyn Jones, M.A.Sc, P.Eng, CIH, CRSP
Cost:
Free

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This event contains 1.0 technical hours and is eligible for 0.1 CEUs with BCRSP. BCRSP for more information about the CPD point criteria. We're happy to provide a letter confirming your registration for this webinar. To receive your confirmation letter, fill out this form.


This webinar was part of our 2023-2024 "Let's Talk Safety" webinar series

Employees work in a wide range of work environments, many of which create a risk of eye injury. A key to preventing eye injuries in these hazardous environments is recognizing the hazards and implementing control strategies such as safety eyewear.

According to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, more than 700 Canadian employees per day sustain eye injuries on the job, resulting in lost time and/or temporary or permanent vision loss. Often these incidents also result in head and face injuries, increasing the lost days away from work. In most of these cases, the employer of these injured people had a safety program in place requiring them to assess hazards and use appropriate controls, including safety eyewear.

The technology associated with the available safety eyewear means that there is a best choice for every situation. Employers have lots of options when it comes to selecting the safety eyewear best suited to protect their employees from the hazards associated with work. Employers need to know more and be prepared to make the right choices when it comes to eye safety wear.

Presenter: Glyn Jones, M.A.Sc, P.Eng, CIH, CRSP
Cost:
Free

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This event contains 1.0 technical hours and is eligible for 0.1 CEUs with BCRSP. BCRSP for more information about the CPD point criteria. We're happy to provide a letter confirming your registration for this webinar. To receive your confirmation letter, fill out this form.


This webinar was part of our 2021-2022 "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.

Presenter: Darrel Nickerson, BBA, MS, CRSP
Cost:
Free

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This event contains 1.0 technical hours and is eligible for 0.1 CEUs with BCRSP. BCRSP for more information about the CPD point criteria. We're happy to provide a letter confirming your registration for this webinar. To receive your confirmation letter, fill out this form.


This webinar was part of our 2021-2022 "Let's Talk Safety" webinar series

Systems thinking means considering the interactions between all the parts of the system (human, legal, technical, information, economic and organizational) in light of an organization's goals.

In this session, you will:

  • Review traditional views of workplace hazards, hazard controls, and risk management
  • Learn about the most common causes of workplace incidents
  • Understand the various systems common to most organizations that impact workplace health and safety outcomes
  • Explore interactions in the systems and failures that often result in workplace incidents
  • Discover how to use information and findings from workplace inspections and incidents to improve systems
  • Learn how to a framework for safety practitioners to start the "systems thinking" conversation at your workplace

Presenter: Glyn Jones, M.A.Sc, P.Eng, CIH, CRSP
Cost:
Free

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This event contains 1.0 technical hours and is eligible for 0.1 CEUs with BCRSP. BCRSP for more information about the CPD point criteria. We're happy to provide a letter confirming your registration for this webinar. To receive your confirmation letter, fill out this form.


This webinar was part of our 2022-2023 "Let's Talk Safety" webinar series

One of the goals we have in safety is to reduce the risk of hazards that could cause an injury in our workplaces. By completing more effective investigations into the actual and near-miss events that occur, we can help reduce the risk of future events.

In this webinar, you will:

  • Explore risk management in the context of the Safety Management System
  • Review how better investigations will improve risk reduction
  • Provide worksheets to help those involved in safety improve their investigation skills

Presenter: Darrel Nickerson, BBA, MS, CRSP
Cost:
Free

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This event contains 1.0 technical hours and is eligible for 0.1 CEUs with BCRSP. BCRSP for more information about the CPD point criteria. We're happy to provide a letter confirming your registration for this webinar. To receive your confirmation letter, fill out this form.


This webinar was part of our 2023-2024 "Let's Talk Safety" webinar series

Thirty or forty years ago, environmental resource use wasn’t something on which there was a lot of focus. However, as we hear more about climate change -- and with an increased focus on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) -- the focus on resource use has increased. This is one area where Safety Professionals are becoming more engaged as companies look at ways to better manage their resource use. The Environmental Resource Management course is a good starting point for Safety Professionals to learn more about environmental resource use.

Presenter: Rob Morphew, CRSP, EP
Cost:
Free

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This event contains 1.0 technical hours and is eligible for 0.1 CEUs with BCRSP. BCRSP for more information about the CPD point criteria. We're happy to provide a letter confirming your registration for this webinar. To receive your confirmation letter, fill out this form.