Fleet Safety Council’s Annual Educational Conference will move to a free virtual format for 2020

The Fleet Safety Council (FSC) Conference Committee would like to share the following important and exciting update.

After careful consideration and with the health and wellbeing of all our delegates, sponsors, and committee members at top of mind, the FSC Conference Committee has made the difficult decision to forego our annual in-person Educational Conference for 2020 and move to a virtual format.

To learn more about this change, please read the FSC Conference Committee press release below.


2020 date set for Fleet Safety Educational Conference

Mark your calendars! The 2020 Fleet Safety Council Educational Conference will be October 2.

The Fleet Safety Council Educational Conference planning committee held its first meeting last week and has announced the 2020 conference date as October 2 with the evening social event October 1.

More details to come.

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Conference provides a wealth of information

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.

Awards

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.

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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.

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Chapter award

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.

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Conference

The conference was an information-packed day as always, with a variety of speakers. We’ve included links to the various presentations below.

Presentations