May 9 NAOSH Day

Calgary CSSE NAOSH Education Day - May 9, 2017

Register Now!  This year we will be holding an Education Day to celebrate on May 9th from 7:30am - 4:30pm.  It will be held again at the Glenmore Inn. We have some great technical sessions lined up and many exciting vendors who are participating in our vendor fair.

Session topics will be technical in nature and every effort is being made to focus on topics that will be applicable to health care, construction, consulting AND industry. We are very proud to feature speakers from our Calgary community - we think we have some amazing people in our midst.


Tips & Tricks For Training Front Line Workers by Roxanne McKendry and Susan Shipley Morgan.roxanne.png

Are you responsible for training at your workplace?  Do you have workers from different cultures or maybe different technical backgrounds?  Roxanne will address these considerations for us in her unique session.

Roxanne McKendry is an experienced Occupational Health Nurse and Safety Professional whose career has spanned the meat processing industry, retail grocery sales, a national railway line, and is currently employed in the healthcare industry.  Roxanne was awarded the title of 2015 Safety Leader of the Year by the Canadian Occupational Safety (COS) Magazine and has been involved in advancing the profession of occupational health nursing as a member of the executive at a provincial and national level; most recently as the President of the Canadian Occupational Health Nurses Association. Roxanne is a passionate advocate for safe and healthy workplaces.


The Workplace Mental Health Landscape by Shelly Bischoff

This session will focus on developing practical knowledge for application by occupational health and safety professionals in the workplace. Topics will include; distinguishing signs of mental distress, tips & language to deal with first discussions with employees, post absence or treatment.

Shelly is an occupational health professional with her RN, OHNC, COHN(C), CHRP, and CHSC! She is with Ptolemy & Associates and you can follow her on Twitter @occhealthshelly.


Creating a Climate for CHANGE Using a Coach Approach by Razina Visramrazina.png

In a continuing uncertain economy, with the pressures of coordinating quickly in emergency or incident situations or in how to adjust your EHS Programs to reflect changing priorities, it is crucial to have the leadership tools to manage change and work effectively with all impacted stakeholders.  Coaching has become the recognized and preferred way for mentoring and engagement. Attend this session to discover how the coach approach is critical in creating a climate for change. We will use the ADKAR change model, used by 80% of the Fortune 100 companies, as the starting point for the awareness of a change while getting engagement and buy-in from a coaching perspective. Be prepared for a hands-on, interactive workshop.  Walk away with the knowledge and skills to coach/mentor, influence change, and much more as part of your leadership tool kit.

Razina (MBA,PMP,CMA,CEC) is a Senior Organizational Change Management Professional with more than 20 years of management Consulting experience attained in Senior leadership roles at EDS, PricewaterhouseCoopers, IBM and since 2003 as the founder of Cocentric Solutions. The extensive experience attained is varied across public and private sectors includes local and international clients such as Husky Energy, Nexen, Transalta, Proctor & Gamble, Domtar, Conoco Phillips, Alberta Health Services and others. Her past experiences as Project / Program Manager for multi-million dollar initiatives enables her to understand the pressures of delivering results while managing risk effectively. Razina is a certified executive coach and currently coaches and manages change effectively at all levels - from executives to end users. Her change management expertise has successfully impacted stakeholders in small to large groups ranging from 10 to as many as 90,000 on a single project initiative. She also successfully leadscorporate training workshops/seminars globally around Change Management.


Ergonomics Outside of the Office by Shona AndersonShona.png

“You might think office ergonomics is easy!!  Sit up straight, 90-degree angles and we’re good.  But what about our industrial workers?  Our construction and manufacturing workers and drivers?  The risk factors of repetition and posture get very difficult to assess when they do many different things in a day.  And how much is too much to lift?  This presentation will talk to Safety practitioners about what to look for in their workers and workplaces and how to know when the risk of musculoskeletal injuries might be high.”

Shona Anderson is a Canadian Certified Professional Ergonomist and the President of Anderson Ergonomics Consulting Inc. She has a degree in Kinesiology from the University of Waterloo and 26 years of office and industrial ergonomics experience within the Petroleum, Municipal, Telecommunications, Transportation, Health Care, and manufacturing sectors. She has an engaging and effective teaching style and is accomplished in educating even the biggest slouchers to change their ways to work and move more effectively. Her company has successfully helped many large corporations develop their ergonomic programs and with 3+ ergonomic consultants, they provide ergonomic assessments and training courses to educate employees and help them set up their work environments to reduce their risk of developing injuries in the workplace.


Vehicle Incidents in Alberta by Sgt Darrin Turnbull

We know that vehicle incidents are the top killer of the Canadian workforce, apart from long term illnesses.  But what more do we know about what is happening? What can we do to prevent it?  Sgt Darrin Turnbull of the RCMP's Integrated Traffic Unit in Alberta is often the face we see talking to the media after motor vehicle incidents on our province's roads.  Now he is coming to talk to us.


Ticket are a STEAL, at only $75 each, which includes the whole day, and includes a taco buffet for lunch and all coffee breaks.   Even more amazing is that we have a special deal for a limited number of students or our out of work members at only $35 for the day, thanks to the sponsorship of the Regional CSSE. There are only about 10 of those left though, so contact April at to get yours.

This year we will have a Networking Bingo so pick up your Bingo Sheet when you arrive at the registration desk and get to know your colleagues for a chance to win some fun prizes.

We will be partnering with Calgary Co-op and the Calgary Foodbank at this event. Just bring a food item or a cash donation for the Calgary Foodbank to the registration desk and you will be entered to win one of two $25 Calgary Co-op Gift Certificates!

Our amazing Major Event Sponsors Enmax and Danatec are helping to make this event great so please search out their representatives and thank them for supporting health and safety learning in our community. This event is also funded in large part by the Alberta Government's OHS Innovation and Engagement Grant.

There will be an exciting opportunity to win a free CSSE membership or renewal thanks to CSSE National. Just make sure to fill out the feedback cards that will be available at your table.

Hope to see you there!

May 09, 2017 at 7:30am - 4:30pm
Glenmore Inn
2720 Glenmore Trl SE
Calgary, AB T2C 2E7
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April Broughton ·

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$75.00 Registration Fee: Registration Fee

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