OH&S Conference

This conference is open to any HSA member representing the union on a Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee.  Wage loss, travel and hotel costs will be covered according to HSA policies.

On-line registration is open until midnight, Sunday, May 25

The proposed agenda is as follows:

DAY 1:  Monday, June 16th

8:30 a.m.       Registration, Coffee and Pastries
9:00 a.m.       Conference Opening/Welcome/Introductions
9:15 a.m.       Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Joti Samra – CSA Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace and Guarding Minds @ Work
10:45 a.m.     World Café – Small group discussions on workplace mental health
11:30 a.m.     Report Out
Noon               LUNCH (provided)
1:00 p.m.       Experienced participants* rotate through the following one hour workshops: 
                          Workshop #1: The role of the JOHS Committee member in incident investigations
                          Workshop #2: The role of the JOHS Committee member in workplace inspections
                          Workshop #3: Achieving results through the recommendation process
*These workshops will be for conference participants who have had recent (within the last 2 years) basic JOHS Committee training.
JOHS Committee Reps who have not had recent training attend the following 3.5 hour workshop:
                         Workshop #4: Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committees - the basics
4:30 p.m.      ADJOURN FOR THE DAY
- Dinner on your own -

DAY 2:  Tuesday, June 17th
8:30 a.m.      Coffee and Pastries
9:00 a.m.      Helga Wainwright, HSA Labour Relations Officer, EDMP Administrator
Safe Return to Work – A Shared Responsibility
Presentation on the disability management process and the role of the JOHS Committee Rep in assisting a safe return to work
10:00 a.m.    World Café – Small group discussions on return to work and OH&S
11:15 a.m.    HSA Campaign against Domestic Violence
11:30 a.m.    Introduction to Moodle – HSA Senior Labour Relations Officer, Bill Hannah
Noon              LUNCH (provided)
1:00 p.m.      Workshop:
How effective is your JOSH Committee and what do you need to help you to be more effective?
2:00 p.m.      Reports from workshops
2:40 p.m.      Panel and Q&A:  WorkSafeBC/other Unions/Employers
3:50 p.m.      Closing Remarks and evaluations
4:00 p.m.      ADJOURNMENT