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					WorkSafeNB’S 29th ANNUAL
HEALTH AND SAFETY CONFERENCE




SEPTEMBER 27, 28 and 29, 2009   REGISTER ONLINE at
                                www.worksafenb.ca
Delta Brunswick Hotel           or fill out the attached form
Trade and Convention Centre     and fax it to: 506 632-2830
Hilton Saint John




1 800 222-9775                     www.worksafenb.ca
    Event Details:                                                                      SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
                                                                                        4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.     Registration Check-in
                                                                                                                  Delta Brunswick Hotel, Mezzanine Level
Registration Check-in
                                                                                        4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.     Trade Show and Reception
Check-in for the Conference, and tour the Trade Show.                                                             Delta Brunswick Hotel, Trinity Royal Ballroom
Sunday, September 27, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Monday, September 28, 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.                                            MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
Delta Brunswick Hotel, Mezzanine Level                                                  7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Registration Check-in
                                                                                                                Delta Brunswick Hotel, Mezzanine Level
Trade Show                                                                              7:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Trade Show
Tour the conference Trade Show on Sunday and Monday, where businesses and                                       Delta Brunswick Hotel, Trinity Royal Ballroom
organizations will showcase some of the latest health and safety products and           8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Opening Ceremonies and Breakfast
services. Enter to win great prizes, such as a Samsung 40” LCD TV and a trip to                                 Half-Morning Session, Section 1
Canada’s largest health and safety conference (Industrial Accident Prevention                                   Why You Can’t Drop Health and Safety
                                                                                                                During an Economic Downturn
Association (IAPA) Conference 2010).
                                                                                                                Delta Brunswick Hotel, Royal Ballroom
Sunday, September 27, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
                                                                                        10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Half-Morning Sessions, Section 2
Monday, September 28, 7:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.                                                                     Delta Brunswick, Hilton Saint John,
Delta Brunswick Hotel, Trinity Royal Ballroom                                                                   Trade and Convention Centre
                                                                                        12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch
Receptions                                                                                                      Delta Brunswick Hotel, Royal Ballroom
Delegate receptions will be held in the Delta Brunswick’s Trinity Royal Ballroom        1:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Full-Afternoon Sessions
with the Trade Show. Enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres and the opportunity to mix and                              Delta Brunswick, Hilton Saint John,
mingle with other safety professionals. Prizes will be drawn during the receptions                              Trade and Convention Centre
and winners must be present to claim their prize.                                       1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Half-Afternoon Sessions, Section 1
                                                                                                                Delta Brunswick, Hilton Saint John,
Sunday, September 27, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
                                                                                                                Trade and Convention Centre
Monday, September 28, 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.                                             3:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Half-Afternoon Sessions, Section 2
Delta Brunswick Hotel, Trinity Royal Ballroom                                                                   Delta Brunswick, Hilton Saint John,
                                                                                                                Trade and Convention Centre
Opening Ceremonies and Breakfast                                                        5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Delegate Reception
Includes a full complimentary breakfast for all delegates. Don’t miss the opening                               Delta Brunswick Hotel, Trinity Royal Ballroom
session: Why You Can’t Drop Health and Safety During an Economic Downturn.
                                                                                        TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
Monday, September 28, 8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Delta Brunswick Hotel, Royal Ballroom                                                   8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.   Company Recognition Awards Breakfast
                                                                                                                Delta Brunswick Hotel, Royal Ballroom
Awards Breakfast                                                                        10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Plenary Session
Join colleagues and friends for a complimentary breakfast, while we honour                                      Delta Brunswick Hotel, Royal Ballroom
New Brunswick companies receiving an award for improvement in health and safety
practices. We will hear from company representatives and learn how their changes
can be implemented in your workplace.
Tuesday, September 29, 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Delta Brunswick Hotel, Royal Ballroom

Plenary Session
WorkSafeNB is excited to host Nick Perry as this year’s plenary speaker. Nick has
become a passionate advocate for safety training since breaking his back in a
                                                                                             Accommodations
workplace accident at the age of 19. He is featured in the graphic video, Lost Youth,
encouraging parents, employers, workers and communities to make sure young              Delta Brunswick Hotel:                                    $142
people know how to be safe on the job.                                                  1 800 335-8233
Tuesday, September 29, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.                                          Hilton Saint John:                                        $139
Delta Brunswick Hotel, Royal Ballroom                                                   1 800 561-8282

                                                                                        Note: Mention the conference upon booking to receive the special rate.
    Monday Sessions At A Glance                                        Monday Sessions:
                                                                       All sessions are in English, unless otherwise noted.
    8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., Half-Morning Session, Section 1
                                                                       French, Simultaneous Interpretation (S.I.)
    Why You Can’t Drop Health and Safety During an Economic
    Downturn (S.I.)
                                                                       HALF-MORNING SESSION
    10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Half-Morning Session, Section 2
                                                                       SECTION 1, 8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
 1. New Worker Orientation (S.I.)
 2. Stopping Harassment in its Tracks (S.I.)                           Why You Can’t Drop Health and Safety During an Economic Downturn (S.I.)
 3. OHS Rights and Responsibilities: What Employers and Employees      Find out why workplace safety makes good business sense. You will learn
    Need to Know and Practise
                                                                       how investing in health and safety initiatives can lead to a better bottom
 4. A New Twist on Manual Handling (French)
                                                                       line.
 5. Dos and Don’ts of Ladders
 6. Labour and Management Working Together for                         Speaker, To Be Announced
    Health and Safety
 7. Recognition and Control of Mold in Workplaces
 8. Immunity from Lawsuits and Third Party Actions Under the           HALF-MORNING SESSIONS
    Worker’s Compensation Act                                          SECTION 2, 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
    1:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m., Full-Afternoon Session                   1. New Worker Orientation (S.I.)
 9. Creating a Work-Life Balance                                       Can you believe that more than half of New Brunswick’s young workers
10. How to Apply NB Regulations to Your Workplace                      starting a new job did not receive health and safety training? Learn
11. Scissor Lift and Aerial Work Platform Safety                       the orientation training you should be providing your new employees,
                                                                       whether they are new to the workforce or new to your company, to keep
    1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Half-Afternoon Session, Section 1           them safe and meet your due diligence.
12. Workplace Electrical Safety – CSA Standard Z462 (S.I.)             Perley Brewer, Manager, Client Consulting and Education Services,
13. Literacy in the Workplace (S.I.)                                   WorkSafeNB
14. OHS Rights and Responsibilities: What Employers and Employees
    Need to Know and Practise (French)
15. Tips, Techniques and Strategies for Training                    2. Stopping Harassment in its Tracks (S.I.)
16. Traumatic Outcomes: Slips, Trips and Falls                         By the time many workplace harassment policies are triggered, the
17. Fall Protection Equipment Inspection Basics                        situation has already escalated to a point where a successful and lasting
                                                                       resolution is unlikely. That’s why it’s important to raise awareness and
    3:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m., Half-Afternoon Session, Section 2
                                                                       equip targets, bystanders, and informal helpers with early intervention
18. How Safe are Your Standards? (S.I.)                                strategies and the mandate to act long before things spiral out of control.
19. Managing your WorkSafeNB Claims for a Successful and               This workshop invites you to explore practical ways to stop workplace
    Sustainable Return to Work (S.I.)                                  harassment in its tracks.
20. Our Experience with a Near-Miss Program
21. Temporary Anchoring System                                         Marilyn Noble, Community Co-Chair, Research Team on Workplace Bullying,
22. Tips, Techniques and Strategies for Training (French)              University of New Brunswick

                                                                    3. OHS Rights and Responsibilities: What Employers and Employees
                                                                       Need to Know and Practise
                                                                       The Occupational Health and Safety Act (through the principle of the
                                                                       Internal Responsibility System) provides for rights and responsibilities of
                                                                       workplace parties, including employers, supervisors, workers, and joint
                                                                       health and safety committees. However, to achieve and maintain a safe
                                                                       and healthy work environment, it is essential that all involved effectively
                                                                       exercise those rights and responsibilities. This workshop will briefly
                                                                       review what those rights and responsibilities are and, using examples,
                                                                       demonstrate practical ways in exercising those rights and executing
                                                                       responsibilities.
                                                                       Richard Blais, Director, Chief Compliance Office, WorkSafeNB
4. A New Twist on Manual Handling (French)                                             FULL-AFTERNOON SESSIONS
   Eighty percent of all Canadians will have back pain at some point in their          1:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
   lives. This workshop will look at manual lifting using good ergonomics
   techniques. You will leave this workshop understanding preventative             9. Creating a Work-Life Balance
   measures to strengthen your muscles and reduce manual lifting errors.               Bringing work home does not increase productivity. This workaholic type
   Jacinthe Gagné, Ergonomics Consultant, WorkSafeNB                                   of behaviour does not improve the bottom line as tasks can often take
                                                                                       longer to complete. Exhaustion can lead to poor performance leading to
5. Dos and Don’ts of Ladders                                                           the increased risk of work-related injuries and illness – ultimately taking
                                                                                       you away from your job. Sound familiar? Do you need help finding your
   This session will teach you how to use all ladders safely. Topics include
                                                                                       work-life balance? Come find out how!
   inspection before use, proper set up of ladders, and how to work safely
   while on the ladder. Hands-on examples will be used to illustrate                   Louise Levesque-Burley, President, Shared VISION Partagee
   concepts.
                                                                                  10. How to Apply NB Regulations to Your Workplace
   Derrick Murray, Education Consultant, WorkSafeNB
                                                                                       This session will give an overview of New Brunswick’s regulations. We
6. Labour and Management Working Together for Health and Safety                        will discuss the General Regulations, WHMIS Regulations, First Aid
                                                                                       Regulations and Working Alone Regulations and learn how these apply to
   Listen to a first-hand account of how labour and management jointly
                                                                                       every workplace.
   developed a framework to address workplace safety. Brunswick Mine
   has reduced its serious injuries on site by more than 60% over the past             Lise Durette-Lang, Education Consultant, WorkSafeNB
   five years. In recognition of these achievements, the mine site has
   received the John T. Ryan Safety Trophy three times in the past five years     11. Scissor Lift and Aerial Work Platform Safety
   for achieving the lowest reportable injury rate among metal mines in                Learn about the safe use and maintenance of scissor lifts and platforms,
   Quebec and Eastern Canada. Brunswick Mine’s joint health and safety                 including machine pre-checks, relevant safety standards (CSA, ANSI and
   committee co-chairs (Union local 5385 and management) will give an                  Gen. Regulation 91-191) and worksite pre-inspections. How to determine
   overview of the different programs and initiatives used to promote                  competency in an operator and what to look for in operator training will
   excellence in safety.                                                               also be reviewed.
   Ginette Ellis, Supervisor, Safety, Security and Emergency Response,                 Larry Farquhar, Registered Trainer, All Lift Truck Training
   Xstrata Zinc Brunswick Mine
   Fernand Landry, Employee Safety Representative, JHSC Co-chair,                      HALF-AFTERNOON SESSIONS
   Xstrata Zinc Brunswick Mine                                                         SECTION 1, 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
7. Recognition and Control of Mold in Workplaces                                  12. Workplace Electrical Safety – CSA Standard Z462 (S.I.)

   Mold is all around us but living or working in a building with mold                 An overview of arc flash/arc blast and why one contractor adopted NFPA
   damage is harmful to health. This workshop will discuss the investigation           70E and CSA Z462.
   and control of mold in buildings.                                                   Tom Coughlan, Manager, Marque Construction Limited
   Lee O’Blenis, Occupational Hygienist, WorkSafeNB
                                                                                  13. Literacy in the Workplace (S.I.)
8. Immunity from Lawsuits and Third Party Actions Under the Worker’s                   Statistics Canada reports that 40% of Canadians do not have the
   Compensation Act                                                                    literacy skills they need to meet the ever-increasing demands of today’s
   One of the fundamental principles of workers’ compensation is that                  workplaces. Are employee literacy issues an invisible hazard in your
   a worker’s right to sue a workplace party is taken away through                     workplace? In this workshop, participants will examine the scope and
   legislation. This principle remains in effect today. Learn about the history        costs of workplace literacy issues in New Brunswick, learn methods
   of this trade-off and what workers and employers both gained from it.               to determine whether workplace documents are reader-friendly, and
   You will also learn about the exceptions to this rule and when you can sue          learn ways to help ensure their written documents are being read and
   someone who causes a workplace accident, and the process when this is               understood.
   available, and what your rights and obligations are under the legislation.          Jean A. Peters, Executive Director, READ Saint John
   Michael A. McGovern, Associate Counsel, WorkSafeNB
14. OHS Rights and Responsibilities: What Employers and Employees                  19. Managing your WorkSafeNB Claims for a Successful and Sustainable
    Need to Know and Practise (French)                                                 Return to Work (S.I.)
    The Occupational Health and Safety Act (through the principle of the               This workshop will help you better understand WorkSafeNB’s claims
    Internal Responsibility System) provides for rights and responsibilities of        management process, from injury to return to work, to help you plan
    workplace parties, including employers, supervisors, workers, and joint            and support early, safe and sustainable return to work outcomes for your
    health and safety committees. However, to achieve and maintain a safe              workers. Focus will be on adjudication and case management through
    and healthy work environment, it is essential that all involved effectively        the Continuum of Care Model, as well as best practices in disability
    exercise those rights and responsibilities. This workshop will briefly             management.
    review what those rights and responsibilities are and, using examples,             Dino Scichilone, Case Manager III, WorkSafeNB
    demonstrate practical ways in exercising those rights and executing
    responsibilities.                                                              20. Our Experience With a Near-Miss Program
    Richard Blais, Director, Chief Compliance Office, WorkSafeNB                       Kent Building Supplies will discuss the success of their Near-Miss
                                                                                       Program, implemented in the fall of 2008. The company will share its
15. Tips, Techniques and Strategies for Training                                       excellent results in hazard reduction and accident experience, as well as
    This session will provide various tips, techniques and strategies for              some of the challenges faced.
    improving any training session, making it more engaging, fun and                   Andrew Walker, Safety Manager, J.D.Irving Retail Division
    participative.
    John S. Debly, Education Consultant, WorkSafeNB                                21. Temporary Anchoring System
                                                                                       This session will speak about properly planned anchor points for
16. Traumatic Outcomes: Slips, Trips and Falls                                         temporary and permanent use. Whether the anchor is an off the shelf
    Sixty thousand Canadian workers are hurt every year due to falls. This             item or designed by a professional engineer, installation of the anchor
    session will help you understand how slips, trips and falls happen,                is the critical link. Items such as structural requirements, engineered
    identify trouble areas and eliminate or minimize hazards of falling.               anchor points, temporary vs. permanent anchor points, anchor location,
    Todd Hickey, Ergonomics Consultant, WorkSafeNB                                     improper anchor points and anchorage considerations will be discussed.
                                                                                       It is important to remember that the fall protection system is only as
17. Fall Protection Equipment Inspection Basics                                        good as the anchor point.
    This session will clarify the differences between regulations, standards           Barry Oxner, Manager, Total Fall Protection Atlantic Canada
    and policies for fall protection equipment. Does all fall arrest equipment
    have to be CSA approved? What are the recent changes to the CSA fall           22. Tips, Techniques and Strategies for Training (French)
    arrest standards? What is ANSI and where does it apply? What happens               This session will provide various tips, techniques and strategies for
    when my harness is CSA approved but does not meet the current CSA                  improving any training session, making it more engaging, fun and
    standard? Can company policy dictate what equipment can be used?                   participative.
    These and other relevant topics will be covered.                                   Lisa Waugh, Education Consultant, WorkSafeNB
    Barry Oxner, Manager, Total Fall Protection Atlantic Canada

    HALF-AFTERNOON SESSIONS
    SECTION 2, 3:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
18. How Safe are Your Standards? (S.I.)
    This session will challenge the way we perceive what safety truly is. By
    using real world examples, including those from NASA, the inevitability
    of events is explored from simplistic origins to tragic consequences. In
    addition, it looks at the role that organizational culture plays, and how an
    integrated human resources strategy just may be the missing link in your
    search for safety excellence.
    Duff Boyd, Director, Health, Safety and Security Services, NB Power
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