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

Registration now open for 2019 conference

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Registration is now open for the 2019 Fleet Safety Council Educational Conference.

This year’s event includes a variety of sessions designed to provide insight and information on a range of topics. As always, there will be vendors and safety partners on hand with displays and resources.

Agenda

  • Annual General Meeting – 8-8:15 am
  • Opening – 8:15-8:30 am
  • Session one – 8:30 to 9:00 am – Stephen Laskowski
    The Transportation Industry – Change and Challenges
  • Session two – 9-9:30 am – Sujoy Dey, Ph.D.
    Risk Assessment: General Freight Transportation
  • Break – 9:30 to 10:00 am
  • Session three – 10:00 to 10:45 am – Clinton Marquardt, Human Fatigue Specialist
    Teasing Out the Role of Sleep-Related Fatigue in Safety Incidents – One Big Risk Factor to Consider
  • Break – 10:45 to 11:15 am
  • Session four – 11:15 to 12:00 pm – Dr. Philip Myron
    When Less is More
  • Lunch
  • Session five – 1:00 to 2:15 pm – Kevin Burns
    Keynote Address: Yes, You CAN Make People Care About Safety
  • Break – 2:15 to 2:30 pm
  • Session six – 2:30 to 3:45 pm – Nancy Dunk
    Your Greatest Asset – How to Attract, Retain, and Motivate Your Employees
  • Closing – 3:45 pm

To learn more about the conference, download the conference brochure here.

Registration for the conference can be done completely online via the Eventbrite page.
Eventbrite - 2019 Annual Fleet Safety Council Educational Conference and Tradeshow

Visitors from out of town can reserve their own hotel accommodations and take advantage of a special room rate by indicating they are with the Fleet Safety Council Annual Conference group.
Courtyard Toronto Mississauga/Meadowvale
7015 Century Avenue, Mississauga, Ontario L5N 7K2
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