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WSIS presents health and safety virtual conference for southern Ontario employers


October 8, 2021
By Bakers Journal

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Mississauga, Ont. –  Workplace Safety & Prevention Services is holding a virtual conference to tell employers what they need to know as they navigate the challenges of the “new normal.”

“Embracing change, Emerging Stronger” is the theme of the Partners in Prevention (PIP) Health & Safety Fall Virtual Conference (Southern Ontario) on Oct. 20, a tailored, condensed learning experience structured to address best practices and provide proactive strategies in a convenient four-hour format.

The conference will explore leading trends including:

  • psychological safety and mental health
  • creating a more resilient workplace
  • HVAC considerations
  • the evolving role of Joint Health and Safety Committees (JHSC)
  • practical tools to help overcome negativity bias and foster an environment of resilience and positivity

“The pandemic radically disrupted how we live, learn and work. In terms of workplace health and safety culture, it exposed gaps and flaws but also opportunities for a renewed commitment, growth and organizational transformation,” said Lynn Brownell, president and CEO, WSPS. “There are serious and long term implications for health and safety programs. Our goal is to deliver the resources needed to adapt to the ever changing health and safety landscape with the understanding each business is on a unique journey.”

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Businesses are grappling with multiple economic and societal challenges, including the effective recruitment and retention of staff. With a growing body of evidence that suggests investment in human capital will yield a return in top talent, opening keynote speaker and best-selling author Paul Krismer will discuss the important balance of personal and professional well-being and the serious business of positive emotion, while communication expert, Carla Rieger wraps the half day event with the artistry of change and top habits of highly resilient people.

Partners in Prevention Fall Conference (Southern Ontario) will be delivered in a virtual format on Oct. 20, 2021. Registration is now open online at https://wsps.news/PIPSouthernON2021.

Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS) is a not-for-profit organization committed to protecting workers and businesses. It is the largest health and safety association in Ontario serving more than 171,000 member firms and 4.2 million workers across the agricultural, manufacturing and service sectors.