Thank you for attending the 2017 CSAM: THE Safety Conference!

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Please note that the following courses are not available for download:

  • Aerial Lift Safety

  • Confined Space Entry & Rescue

  • Fall Protection & Rescue
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Scaffold Safety



    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 Systems 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.

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    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.

    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.

    Safety Program Administration
    This one day seminar is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills to effectively manage and monitor a health and safety management system. This workshop will focus on the organization and maintenance of safety program documentation, and will include a review of the national COR™ Audit and its 14 elements.

    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.

    Scaffold Safety
    Fatal or disabling injuries continue to result from workers falling from scaffolding that has been misused or poorly constructed on a residential worksite. This workshop identifies the hazards inherent with different types of portable equipment that can be used for residential construction and discusses safe work procedures required to use the equipment without risk to workers.

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    Aerial Lift Safety
    Aerial lift platforms are vital pieces of equipment used at various worksites. Their proper use is critical to the safety of both the operator and his or her co-workers. Topics covered in this workshop will include the types and components of platforms, pre-operational (safety) requirements, safe operation techniques and fall protection.

    Communication Skills for Construction
    Communicating key safety information is an essential component of a safety management system. This workshop is geared toward those who are responsible to ensure worker safety.

    Creating and Maintaining a Respectful Worksite
    Creating and maintaining a respectful workplace requires the efforts not only of management but also employees. In this workshop, we’ll take a look at how employees can help establish and maintain a respectful work environment.

    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.

    Emergency Preparedness
    Emergencies in the workplace can take many forms, from fires, explosions and chemical spills to floods and tornadoes. It’s critical that your company has a plan for dealing with all emergencies and that workers understand what they’re supposed to do in the event of an emergency. This workshop will discuss creating procedures, assigning responsibilities, acquiring necessary equipment, and providing the training needed to respond effectively and quickly to any emergency.

    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.

    MSI Prevention in Construction
    This workshop will review the most common musculoskeletal injuries that occur specifically in the construction industry in Manitoba and the reason these injuries are occurring. The basics of body mechanics and the role they play in preventing workplace injuries will be discussed as well as challenges in creating an ergonomically safe environment. This will be a practical, hands-on workshop.

    Occupational Hygiene in Construction
    This session will provide an overview of occupational hygiene related matters such as silica exposures as it impacts workers at construction workplaces. Other hygiene related details regarding hazard recognition, threshold limit values along with their specific application, control of chemicals, monitoring/analysis strategies and a review of Part 36 of the Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health Regulation and how it effects your workplace will be covered.

    Preventing Young Worker Injuries
    Preventing Young Worker Injuries will review why there is an increased risk for to young workers for workplace injuries, current trends in how to prevent young worker injuries, strategies and best practices. There will also be a review of current tactics that SAFE Work Manitoba has implemented as a result of the Young Worker Injury Prevention Strategy and the progress on those tactics to date.

    Psychological Safety on Construction Sites
    Every day 500,000 workers across Canada call in sick due to a mental health concerns and 70% of Canadian employees report some degree of concern with the psychological health and safety in their workplace. (Ipsos Ried, 2012 GWL Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace).

    In this workshop participants will learn about the new CSA Standard for Workplace Psychological Health and Safety and the workplace factors which can contribute to either the promotion or detriment of positive mental health at work. Participants will learn about the important role they have in building workplaces that are not only physically safe but also psychologically safe.

    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.

    WHMIS 2015 - GHS
    Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System 2015 (WHMIS 2015) is a globally harmonized communication system dealing with controlled products and includes three main components: labels, safety data sheets (SDS), and worker education. WHMIS 2015 provides employers and workers with information about the controlled products they work with on the job.

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    Safety Culture: What IS a Good Safety Culture?

    Every day the safety culture at your company is developing. The question is: Is it becoming a good safety culture or a bad safety culture? Just following the regulations does not ensure that your safety culture will be good. It takes more - leadership, communication and the commitment by both management and employees to strive for excellence. Does your company have the right recipe for a good safety culture?

    During this seminar we’ll explore what it takes to develop a good safety culture by reviewing examples from companies that have implemented safety and health management systems that have proven results. Through activities and workshops we’ll also look at what management needs to do to develop a good safety culture each and every day.


    “Soft Skills” of Managing is Determined by How Well You Lead!

    Did you know that true leadership is not measured by the title you have or the job that you do? You can be “THE BOSS”, but that type of leadership will only get you so far. To go far as a leader in your role and in your career, you must learn to achieve results and build a team of people around you that produces. This will always be determined by your level of INFLUENCE as a leader.

    In this seminar, you will learn how to assess and gauge your current level of leadership; the five levels and what it takes to move up to each level; and how to develop a customized growth plan to work towards Level 5, “The Pinnacle”.

    Rip off the Band-Aid! Have that Tough Conversation!

    For many people, knowing that they are going to have to face their employee to discuss poor performance, disciplinary action, or basically anything that could be perceived as negative can be very uncomfortable. Not being prepared or equipped with the tools to deal with these types of conversations can have a negative effect on your ability to lead and to have a productive engaged team.

    Join Wendy as she shares her experiences and best practices that have helped her and the companies she has worked with to “Rip off the Band-Aid” of having tough conversations. Learn what to do to set yourself up to be equipped and ready to face the conversation professionally and with confidence.

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Construction Safety Association
of Manitoba

Mike Jones
Conference Chair

Derek Pott
Conference Coordinator

Marla Fillion

Ron Mark
Trade Show and Exhibitors


Construction Safety Association of Manitoba Manitoba Building Trades Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba Winnipeg Construction Association Province of Manitoba Safe Work Manitoba Manitoba Home Builders' Association