While this year’s conference has been wrapped up, the information on this year’s presentations is vital and interesting. This year’s topics addressed critical areas of health and safety that stretch beyond traditional issues as well as key matters that are at the centre of many safety related discussions across Ontario.
This year’s conference kicked off with the social event Thursday October 3 where several awards were presented. New this year was the addition of IHSA’s transportation-related awards, which were handed out at the event.
The IHSA Ken Hellawell Transportation Award was presented to the family of Nick Nicholson, who received the award posthumously. Nick may be remembered as a vibrant member of the Hamilton-Niagara Fleet Safety Council Chapter and one of the founding members of the organization that has become the Fleet Safety Council.
Along with this special award, several transportation firms received honours for their efforts in improving health and safety. The IHSA Transportation Achievement Awards are based on the firm’s experience data for the three years immediately preceding the year of the award. They are given to member firms which have operated with a lost-time injury (LTI) frequency below the overall rate group LTI frequency average each year for three consecutive for each category.
The Toronto chapter of the Fleet Safety Council awarded its annual Safety Professional of the Year award to Mike Trace. Mike has been that chapters administrator and has recently retired from IHSA.
The conference was an information-packed day as always, with a variety of speakers. We’ve included links to the various presentations below.
The planning committee for the Fleet Safety Educational Conference is proud to announce this year’s conference is officially sold out!
We hope you grabbed your chance to register already. If not we hope to see you next year! This year’s conference was moved to a new location in Brampton having outgrown its past location in Mississauga. If you are not able to attend follow the hashtag #fleetsafetyconf2019 the day of the conference to get updates throughout the event.
The Fleet Safety Council (FSC) is proud to announce a new location for this year’s Annual Educational Conference.
After reviewing all of the feedback provided by our delegates and sponsors, the FSC
Conference Committee has decided to move the location of the conference to the
Millennium Gardens Banquet Centre, located at 20 Polonia Ave in Brampton. The new
location will allow the conference to grow in the future, as it has been at capacity over the
past few years. The conference will take place on October 4, 2019.
The 2017 Fleet Safety Council Annual Educational Conference once again proved to be a major success as nearly 200 delegates packed the Conference Centre at CHSI in Mississauga for an opportunity to listen to a first-rate lineup of industry speakers.
The 2017 Annual Conference got off to an early start October 19th as out-of-town delegates began arriving. An afternoon fun-filled bowling event was held at Planet Bowl (sponsored by Ontario Trucking News) which was followed by an evening reception at the Residence Inn Mississauga-Airport Corporate Centre West (hosted by Dalton Timmis Insurance) where a festive group of early arrival delegates convened for some appetizers and refreshments.
Hosted by Today’s Trucking editor, John G. Smith who provided delightful insights into the conference speakers, the 2017 featured the current and hottest transportation sector topics.
Nearly 60 sponsors took advantage of some outstanding promotional opportunities and participated in the 2017 event. Industry exhibitors with offerings from a wide variety of products and services showed off their wares in the exhibit areas.
This year’s topics address critical areas of health and safety that stretch beyond traditional issues and key matters that are at the centre of many safety-related discussions across Ontario.
Infrastructure Health and Safety Association’s (IHSA) President and CEO, Enzo Garritano kicked off the 2017 event with a warm welcome to the delegates and health and safety message from IHSA.
Promoting Diversity & Understanding—Generational Influence in the Trucking Industry
The session concluded with Isabel Hétu (Trucking HR Canada) who provided insight into dealing with and attracting millennials, who by 2020, will represent 40% of the Canadian workplace, generally considered to be technologically savvy, community-minded, environmentally aware, and resourceful multitaskers. THRC – Diversity and Generations in the Workplace.
Easy as 123: Creating Memorable Presentation Content
Bruce Outridge delivered a lively, tip-filled workshop outlining to delegates the key principles on how to create and deliver impactful presentations that get your message across. This interactive session included a workbook enabling the audience to be involved hands-on. 3 Steps to Creating Content Presentation.
Medical Marijuana—How Will You Roll?
The after lunch presentation addressed one of the more current day pressing topics of medical marijuana. This session featured Barb Butler (Barb Butler & Associates) and Dr. Melissa Snider-Adler (Chief Medical Review Officer for DriverCheck).
Barb Butler addressed the current status of medical marijuana and legalization, the challenges for employers and how to manage the situation through policies and programs and more.
Not Legalese but Legal T’s—Trump, Trudeau, Trials, and Tribulations
The final session of the 2017 annual conference involved a panel discussion of industry legal experts from the US and Canada.
John G. Smith moderated a panel of transportation legal experts which included Jodi Burness (Burness Paralegal), Brian Del Gatto (Wilson Elser LLP) and John (Jack) Weston (Secrest Wardle) who engaged the audience and provided perspectives on the implications of issues relating to U.S. and Canadian government policy initiatives.