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How to protect your employees: a Health and Safety Webinar

The Basics: 

Join us June 25th from 11:30-1:00 to learn about guidelines and resources for protecting your employees against COVID-19.

Its free! Register HERE

As workplaces move beyond the pandemic, it’s important to ramp up best practices to protect people. 

Whether you’ve been open with modified operations during these challenging times, having staff continuing to work remotely or have been  shut down and want to get back to business, you don’t want to miss this webinar.

 This webinar will be of interest to all types of manufacturing businesses including durable goods, food and beverage processing and manufacturing, transportation equipment, pharmaceuticals and medicines.

Topics include

  • Overview of risks associated with the pandemic
  •  How to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace
  • Applicable legislation and regulations
  • Hazard management process
  • WSIB’s COVID-19 support for employers
  • Available resources to assist you in re-opening

Presenters:

WSIB (Diana Rea, Stakeholder Engagement Lead/Kim Litchfield, Manager, Health and Safety Excellence program, Melissa Brown, Stakeholder Engagement Manager)

MLTSD (Ron Landry, Provincial Coordinator, Industrial)

WSPS (TBD)

The webinar is presented by Workplace Safety & Prevention Services, the Ontario Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD), and Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB). 

Register HERE

Speaker Bios:

Kim Litchfield:

As Regional Manager, Kim provides leadership in promoting the new WSIB Health & Safety Excellence Program in collaboration with Health and Safety System Partners, Service Providers, and the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD) through engagement and outreach activities.  Kim’s background as a health and safety consultant along with progressive management and leadership roles in Ontario’s Prevention System at Workplace Safety Prevention Services (WSPS) and Public Services Health & Safety Association (PSHSA) has provided her with direct experience in partnering with manufacturing, service sector and provincial public sector agencies to work towards a safer Ontario.

Ronald Landry:

Ron Landry began his career with the Ministry of Labour in 2004 as an Industrial Inspector for the Industrial Health and Safety Program’s High Risk Initiative. His career with the Ministry includes roles as Regional Industrial Program Manager, Regional Program Coordinator, Policy Advisor and Provincial Specialist. Ron is currently in the role of Acting Provincial Coordinator for the Industrial Health and Safety Program. Prior to joining the Ministry, he worked for 15 years in the automotive manufacturing sector for three prominent employers in the industry.

Melissa Brown:

Melissa Brown joined the Operations Stakeholder Relations team in December 2019 as the Manager of Stakeholder Relations.  She has been with the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board for over 20 years in various progressive leadership capacities; most recently prior to this role she was Manager of Stakeholder Engagement for Rate Framework.  She has also managed staff in Skills Development, Case Management and Mental Stress Injuries.

Melissa has an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology, a Bachelor of Social Work and a Master of Laws degree in Dispute Resolution.


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