2019 Working Together Safely forum

Safety – we’re in this together!

This second annual interactive forum will focus on employee mental health and wellness, and front-line safety tools and technology.  These focus areas have been selected from discussions that took place during the 2018 forum and feedback received from industry and technical experts.

The day will include remarks from our keynote speaker, Amanda Lindhout, the New York Times bestselling author, expert on resilience, survival, and an optimal mindset. She will be speaking about crisis, despair, and the voice of hope and optimism.

Strategic presentations by owners, contractors, and third-party industry experts will further stimulate the conversation, and two separate panel discussions will round out the event.

We are committed to promoting diversity and succession planning.  We encourage you to bring a young professional (YP) as your guest.

Registration is closed due to capacity

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One King West Hotel

Thursday, April 25, 2019,
7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

One King West Hotel & Residence
1 King St. W., Toronto, ON M5H 1A1
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Location

One King West Hotel & Residence
1 King Street West, Toronto, ON M5H 1A1

The Austin Gallery, 12th Floor

2019 Working Together Safely forum | Thursday, April 25, 2019, 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

Accommodation

One King West - lobby

One King West Hotel & Residence

Hotel Info

Hotel rooms have been reserved at the One King West Hotel.

You may process your reservations directly on line at this link: https://reservations.travelclick.com/95964?groupID=2388917

Please book your room by April 12, 2019.

If you prefer to contact the hotel by phone, please call  416-548-8100 or by email at reservations@onekingwest.com and identify yourself as an attendee of the Hatch Seminar or with the group code 190424HATC.

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This event is by invitation only. Limited seating.

Registration is now closed for the 2019 Working Together Safely Forum

For more information contact Joanna.Blachut@hatch.com 

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Agenda

How can we support a healthy, safe workplace that promotes mental well-being? We listened and learned from last year’s forum that mental health is an issue that impacts every workplace. Problems with mental health can have a serious effect on an individual’s education, work, social life and interactions with their family. The impact on the safety culture of the workplace, the efficiency of the work being done, and the bottom-line profitability of the business is significant and cannot be ignored.

We are devoting a half-day of this forum to interactive presentations. A panel discussion will promote the open and candid sharing of experiences from experts who can help us understand and create a psychologically healthy workplace.

The second half of our forum will focus on innovative ways that our work and work environments are becoming safer, even as they face the challenges of a dynamic workforce that can, and often does, think differently. These will include an engaging discussion about workplace violence prevention-and-response tactics; safety transformation tools and techniques that have a positive impact on risk mitigation; and a panel discussion about how these innovations are making our work sites safer.

We hope you find this year’s agenda exciting and relevant to the work you’re doing to build a strong safety culture for your employees, partners and the communities you service.

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April 25

Registration and breakfast

One King West Hotel, 12th Floor, The Austin Gallery – Mezzanine 

Welcome and opening remarks

John Bianchini
John Bianchini
(Hatch)
Chelsie Klassen
Chelsie Klassen
(Hatch)

The Road to Resilience

In 2008, Amanda Lindhout was kidnapped by a group of criminals while working as a freelance journalist in Somalia. For 460 days she endured experiences that forced the limits of...
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Amanda Lindhout
Amanda Lindhout
(Keynote)

Health risks of travel today: Physiological, psychological and emotional

Travelling for business is shaping up to be more stressful than ever before. In addition to facing the typical stresses of travel, we now have to be aware of the...
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Matthew Bradley
Matthew Bradley
(International SOS and Control Risks)
Dr. Robert Quigley
Dr. Robert L. Quigley, MD, D.Phil,
(International SOS Assistance Inc., and MedAire)

Coffee break and networking

The Austin Gallery – foyer

Duty of care: Obligations to employees

We are in an age in which business knows no borders and employees travel widely across the globe.  Whether an employee needs assistance arising from a physical injury, illness or,...
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Michael G. Sherrard
Michael Sherrard
(Sherrard Kuzz LLP – Employment & Labour Lawyers)

OPG’s Total Health Strategy

Tanya Hickey will share OPG’s Total Health Journey; from inception to successes.  This journey will lay out how to lay an effective foundation where a program can evolve year over...
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Tanya Hickey
Tanya Hickey
(Ontario Power Generation)

Panel discussion: Camp Life

Many large projects around the world are found in remotely located sites where client and project support teams are forced to reside in camp-like environments.  Workers find themselves rotating back...
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Andrew Desilets
Andrew Desilets
(Horizon North)
Dan Stinson
Dan Stinson
(Hatch/De Beers)
Dion Hertlein
Dion Hertlein
(Bird Construction)
Karla Mills
Karla Mills
(Teck)
Jessica Albanese
Jessica Albanese
(Hatch)
Dr. Robert Quigley
Dr. Robert L. Quigley, MD, D.Phil,
(International SOS Assistance Inc., and MedAire)

Lunch buffet and networking

The Austin Gallery – Mezzanine

Situational Awareness: Workplace Violence and Adopting the Survival Mind-set

Improving your Situational Awareness. Adopting the Survival Mind-set during times of crisis or critical incidents. Recognizing “Pre-Incident Indicators” to violence. What are the twelve “Warning Signs of Mass Murders”? Listening...
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Greg Shaffer
Greg Shaffer
(Shaffer Security Group)

Women in mining: The unmined asset

Women in mining bring many benefits to the industry including the area of mine rescue and emergency response. Women have long since been involved in the industry but remain an...
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Kari Lentowicz
Kari Lentowicz
(KL Emergency Management & Quality Consulting)

How Big Data is changing safety

As the rate of safety violations and occupational accidents in the construction industry are higher than in most heavy industries, improving the organizational safety culture has become an issue of...
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Ahmed Gondia
Ahmed Gondia
(McMaster University)

Coffee break and networking

The Austin Gallery – foyer

Jacking Crate System – Automated modules and controlled environments

Through constructability planning, Mammoet can assist in developing innovative engineered solutions to overcome logistical challenges.  Every challenge we face is unique, and each require an execution strategy or methodology that...
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Joe Francis
Joe Francis
Mammoet
Dan Thorne
Dan Thorne
Mammoet

Panel discussion: Innovation in Safety – how we are making our work sites safer

Innovation has changed the health and safety playing field by introducing digital environments, emerging technologies and leveraging big data.  How does this translate to how we are making our work sites...
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Dr. Jennifer Weeks
Dr. Jennifer Weeks
(BEworks)
Dr. Shaan Chugh
Dr. Shaan Chugh
(Cleveland Clinic Canada)
George Bell
George Bell
(Metrolinx)
Susan McGeachie
Susan McGeachie
(Hatch)
Ahmed Gondia
Ahmed Gondia
(McMaster University)
Randy McMeekin
Randy McMeekin
(Hatch)

Closing remarks

Chelsie Klassen
Chelsie Klassen
(Hatch)
James Marzocca
James Marzocca
(Hatch)

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