Published On: Saturday, 04 May 2019

Upper Island Safety Conference Celebrates 10 Years

Upper Island Safety Conference Celebrates 10 Years

CAMPBELL RIVER - On May 27-29, the Strathcona Regional District will be presenting the 2019 Upper Island Safety Conference, which will be held at the Strathcona Gardens Recreation Complex.

The event will run for three days, featuring optional post-conference training sessions on the third day. In all, the conference will host 15 educational sessions, two keynote speakers, three optional post conference training sessions, and a trade show with up to 25 exhibitor booths.

“This conference is a great way to interact with other occupational health and safety representatives from other organizations,” says Craig Robertson, Program Coordinator the Strathcona Gardens Recreation Complex. “We usually see close to 200 delegates each year, so this conference provides a great opportunity to see how other organizations manage health and safety.”

Conference attendees may include: safety committee members, facility supervisors and managers, safety officers and professionals, safety business owners or sales representatives, anyone responsible for workplace safety, and anyone employed in the business of safety.

“This conference offers a great opportunity for both networking and education,” says Robertson. “All our presenters are very experienced in the field and offer a lot of insight that will prove invaluable to our conference attendees.

“One of our post-conference courses is an eight hour course called Joint Health and Safety Committee Fundamentals, which is required for any person sitting on a health and safety committee.”

Paul Krismer, “The Happiness Expert”, is one of the conference’s keynote speakers. Krismer boasts a 20-year track record as a senior leader within worker’s compensation systems and a consulting expert for high claims volume and high-risk employers.

As a public speaker and trainer, Paul’s authentic and passionate commitment to his subject matter shines through. Each presentation is packed with useful information and practical tools, accented by playful and funny storytelling.

The event will also feature keynote speaker Dave Fennel, who was selected as Canada’s 2013 Safety Professional of the Year by the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering.

Fennel’s career experience includes 29 years of hands-on practical safety to help front line workers go home safely every day and to help the most senior management develop and sustain world class approaches to safety. His work in safety has been used in safety management videos and training by companies around the world.

This past year, the conference launched its new website, which includes up-to-date information for all attendees. Conference-goers can register online through this website, with early bird rates available until April 16.

“There are still exhibitor booth spaces available, and those wishing to participate in the trade show can register on our website as well,” says Robertson.

To find out more or to register, or call 250-830-6777.