One-day Program, $130 +GST (save $50)

Two-day Program, $225 +GST (save $75)



Confined Space Entry and Rescue
Confined spaces present life threatening hazards in construction.  This workshop is for anyone who is responsible for coordinating or supervising work in confined spaces as well as those workers required entering confined spaces.  Course elements will include all elements in the one day Confined Space Awareness course and also detail entry and rescue procedures. This workshop includes an interactive practical demonstration of proper work procedures utilizing required breathing apparatus and rescue equipment. This workshop will have practical/hands on training component.

Fall Protection and Rescue
In Manitoba, the workplace safety requirements for fall protection are very strict.  Often forgotten is the legal requirement to also ensure an employer includes an Emergency Rescue Plan in the event of a fall. This workshop will provide participants with information on the Manitoba fall protection requirements and detail the steps to take in the event of a fall. Participants will also have the opportunity discuss horizontal and vertical fall arrest systems, guardrail alternatives and CSA Standards. This workshop will have practical/hands on training component.

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Creating and Maintaining a Respectful Worksite (AVAILABLE TUESDAY ONLY)
Creating and maintaining a respectful workplace requires the efforts not only of management but also employees. In this workshop, we will define what a respectful workplace is, talk about how employees can help establish and maintain a respectful work environment, and how to overcome some of the challanges we face when trying to do so.

First Aider I / CPR
Have you ever been first on the scene?  This nationally recognized workshop will provide attendees with practical assessment techniques and basic life saving skills in: artificial respiration, choking, bleeding, bandaging of wounds, dealing with shock and unconsciousness, identifying heart attack and stroke victims and training in CPR.  An official First Aid/CPR certificate will be issued which is valid for 3 years. This workshop will have practical/hands on training component.

Hazard Recognition and Risk Control
Participants will learn four methods of identifying hazards, along with how to assess risk and implement methods to control risk. Emphasis is placed on workplace inspections and SAFE Work procedures. : This workshop will be particularly useful to supervisors, safety and health committee members, managers and employers, but will benefit workers as well.

Return to Work Basics
The objective of the Return to Work (RTW) Basics workshop is to gain an understanding of the basic components and best practices required to develop or enhance a workplace Return to Work Program. As well-functioning RTW Program will support injured workers in their safe and timely return to work and assist in managing their WCB rates. It is recommended to participate in the WCB Basics workshop prior to registering for the RTW Basics workshop.

Safety Skills for Supervisors
Do yourself a favour…be informed!  As a Worksite Supervisor or member of a Management Team, you have a great deal of responsibility and accountability for those under your direct supervision.  Attend this workshop and receive the “tools” and information you need to demonstrate “Due Diligence.”  Relevant Workplace Safety Legislation will be provided and reviewed.

S.C.O.T - THE Safety Pass
Would you like to speed up your basic orientation process and ensure that workers know all fundamentals in regards to construction site safety? This course does just that! This training is composed of 13 modules, each focused on a different fundamental aspect of construction site safety. THE SAFETY PASS is an excellent orientation program for any personnel entering a construction site.

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An arc flash is an electric current passing through the air. When insulation or isolation between electrified conductors, line-to-line or line-to-ground, is breached or can no longer withstand the available short circuit current, an arc flash occurs. Canadian Standards require the calculation of a “flash protection boundary” inside of which qualified workers must be protected. The development of safe work procedures and personal protective equipment will be reviewed. This session will provide awareness and information to all who may be exposed to the danger of arc flash.

Drug and Alcohol Training for Supervisors (AVAILABLE A.M. ONLY)
The aim of this seminar is to educate Supervisors about alcohol and drug use, and its impacts on worksites and performance. Participants will discuss legalisation and its potential impact to drug and alcohol policies, Medical vs recreational use and accommodation, how to identify someone under the influence, and how to reduce the safety risks in the workplace.

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Effective Toolbox Talks
When done right, tool box talks can have a significant positive impact on the health and safety of your workforce on site. They can help create a positive health and safety culture within your organisation, and reduce the number of near misses and accidents - this is particularly important in the high risk construction industry. This workshop will give participants the tools to create and deliver toolbox talks that are meaningful and effective.

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Excavation and Trenching
Construction work conducted in trenches and excavations is some of the most hazardous in the industry. This course will discuss excavation and trenching hazards, including electrical hazards, with emphasis on safe work practices, procedures, and current technology.  The WSH Regulation, as it pertains to excavation and trenching, will be detailed along with provincial guidelines and codes of practice.

Incident Investigation
Investigations are a required element of an effective workplace safety and health program. Participants will learn the seven steps involved in conducting effective investigations: visiting the scene, gathering physical evidence, conducting interviews, evaluating evidence, recommending corrective actions, writing the report and follow-up. Legal requirements for incident reporting and investigation will also be discussed.

The information presented can be applied to all types of investigations, including right to refuse, harassment, violence, worker concerns, near misses and serious incidents. Supervisors, safety and health committee members, managers, employers and workers will leave this workshop with clarity of their roles and responsibilities and the tools and resources required for application.

The identification of hazards is a vital component of an organization’s overall safety & loss prevention system and a legal requirement under the WSH Act & Regulation. This workshop will provide Supervisors and Safety Representatives with information on various types of inspections, required documentation, and communication and control techniques.

Managing Asbestos on Construction Sites (AVAILABLE P.M. ONLY)
This session will provide an overview of the occupational hazards associated with asbestos on construction sites. Participants will learn what an inspector will be looking for when visiting a worksite. Attendees will also leave with information on safe work procedures, precautions to take; how to reduce exposure, what to and when to sample; and when to set an overall sampling program.

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Managing Silica on Construction Sites (AVAILABLE A.M. ONLY)
This session will provide an overview of the occupational hazards associated with silica on construction sites. Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health Regulations will be discussed including what an inspector will be looking for when visiting a worksite. Attendees will also leave with information on when to set an overall sampling program, procedures for collecting samples as well as precautions to reduce exposure and safe work Procedures.

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MSI Prevention
Musculoskeletal Injuries (MSI) are among the most common injuries in the construction industry accounting for many loss time claims. Topics included in this full day course will discuss MSI injuries, prevention, safe work practices, and ergonomics. This course is intended for both workers and management alike who seek to reduce the risk and severity of MSI’s and reduce or eliminate WCB claims.

Safety Representatives and Committees
Legally, every employer on every jobsite must have at minimum a designated safety representative and/or a safety committee familiar with their legal duties and responsibilities. What’s happening on your work sites? What should you be doing? This workshop is specifically tailored to the roles of the site worker safety representatives and committee members. Learn the guidelines and practical solutions to dealing with your legislated responsibilities for safety and health concerns on the jobsite and within your company.

Sub-contractor Management & Project Safety Plans
Workplace Safety & Health (WSH) Legislation requires a Prime Contractor to be designated on all construction projects where more than one employer or self-employed person(s) are involved in work on site at the same time. The Prime Contractor is granted overall responsibility to ensure compliance with WSH regulations at the worksite. Worksite activities need to be coordinated so that the work of one employer does not create unsafe conditions for the workers of another employer on the site. Since construction projects vary in size, hazard exposure, and working conditions, a written site-specific plan has become customary for all construction projects regardless of size and duration.

CSAM's The Safety Conference Prime Contractor & Project Safety Plans course will focus on providing companies with effective guidelines to assist them in fulfilling their responsibilities, giving instruction on how to create a project safety plans and help with developing practical methods to meet these requirements.

Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG)
Training under Transportation of Dangerous Goods Clear Language Legislation is required for all who transport or handle dangerous goods. Learn to interpret and apply the Regulations, including provisions for: classification, scheduling, safety marks, documentation, packaging, reporting, protective equipment and safe handling.

Understanding Leading Indicators
With more and more emphasis on measuring leading (safety culture and climate) as opposed to lagging (injury or claims) to build sustainable and resilient health and safety performance, there is a need to understand the tools available and how they may be used. In this workshop we discuss the pros and cons of leading indicators in use. In particular we discuss measures of safety culture, safety climate, organizational policies and practices and the IWH organizational performance metric being used by Safe Work Manitoba in safety certification.

Following the broad discussion we will present and discuss examples of how these tools can be used in construction safety management. Emphasis will be placed on how to use the information in strategic decisions and in targeting solutions. IN the end the workshop will discuss the IWH/CSAM Benchmarking Leading Indicators Project and how you can support building leading indicator benchmarks in the Manitoba construction sector.

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Is Giving 100% Enough?
Are you an owner, manager and a trainer and a coach and a mentor? Have you ever told someone something over and over and over and…. over again, to have them not do it or not remember what you said? “I keep giving it 110%, nothing, really?” This session will give you the skills and techniques to influence behavior through effective training. Whether you are completing training one-on-one, small groups or large classrooms, everyone will come out with a nugget they can use immediately.

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Is Babysitting in Your Job Description?
Managing and leading is hard enough, but when you constantly have to babysit and watch people do their work, it becomes even harder. When did the lines of managing and leading blur into enabling and babysitting?

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Re-thinking the Generation Gap
For the first time in history, there are five generations working alongside each other. Leaders and managers are faced with the challenges that come with the “Gap” between all five.

How do leaders and managers narrow the gap, when everyone sees the world through their own eyes, life experiences, values and generational influences?

In this session, participants will explore the generational differences and how they influence their understanding of themselves and others.

This session will provide the participants with an understanding of the difference between enabling and empowering. Wendy will discuss tips and practices that will help identify when enabling begins to blur the line and what do to about it.

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of Manitoba

Mike Jones
Conference Chair

Derek Pott
Conference Coordinator

Marla Warnick
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