The 13th annual Vancouver Island Safety Conference will take place at the downtown Vancouver Island Conference Centre in Nanaimo on Saturday September 29 from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm with 10 different speakers covering topics within the theme of "Managing risk – empowering good decisions".
About 400 to 450 delegates attend each year for free, thanks to generous industry sponsorships and donations – from small contractors to large licensees, WorkSafeBC, the BC Forest Safety Council (BCFSC), United Steelworkers, BC Timber Sales and individual support.
Speakers this year include three key notes: the highly entertaining, tell it like it is safety expert and author, Alan Quilley; brain health and wellness presenter, Terry Small; and international management consultant specializing in Occupational Health and Safety, Eldeen Pozniak. Other sessions include WorkSafeBC's Al Johnson on safety performance, FPInnovations' Dzhamal Amishev on new technologies to help manage risk; Karren Kossey, of Orca Health and Safety, on the top three MSIs in the forest industry, as well as short topical updates from the BCFSC's CEO Rob Moonen, and the Ministry of Labour and/or Employers/Workers Advisor Offices (speaker/s to be confirmed).
So hold the date and bring at least one new or young worker with you for a day full of safety learnings, inspiration, networking, good food and forestry hospitality. With no charge to attend, please consider giving generously to those less fortunate and remember to bring at least one non-perishable food item or cash donation for the Loaves and Fishes foodbank.
For more information, please see: http://www.bcforestsafe.org/VISC. Please register here to confirm your spot: http://www.bcforestsafe.org/fscapps/reg.php and if you have questions or would like to sponsor/donate to the conference, please contact Gerard Messier or Patty Bergeron at the BCFSC. Call toll-free 1-877-741-1060.
Source: BC Forest Safety