One-day Program, $140 +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.

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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. 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 in Construction (Tuesday Only)
The objective of the Return to Work (RTW) in Construction workshop is to gain an understanding of the basic components and best practices required to develop or enhance a workplace Return to Work Program. A well-functioning RTW Program will support injured workers in their safe and timely return to work and assist in managing their WCB rates.

Supervisor 2.0
As a Worksite Supervisor or member of a Management Team, you have responsibility and accountability for those under your direct supervision. Attend this workshop and receive the "tools" and information you need to demonstrate "Due Diligence". Relevent and practical information will be discussed in regards to identifying the risk of MSIs, possible impairement, communication and conflict resolution, psychological hazards, control methods, and required training.

Working at Heights Manitoba Standard
In Manitoba, the workplace safety requirements for working at heights 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 working at heights standard, how to meet the standard, 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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Building and Delivering 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.

Defensive Driving - On the Road, On the Job
This program focuses on employees who drive as part of their normal work activities. During the course, we examine four interrelated elements of accident-free driving: defensive driving, space management, the condition of the driver and the condition of the vehicle, including a practical pre-trip inspection.

Environmental Assassins - Environmental Hazards in Construction
Workers are routinely exposed to a cocktail of environmental hazards on construction sites that they may not be aware of, and over time these exposures can have serious chronic health effects. This course provides a condensed overview of numerous common environmental hazards, such as mould, asbestos, silica for sand blasters and hexavalent chromium for welders. The main emphasis of the course is to educate tradespeople of these hazards, the means to protect themselves, and more generally raise the bar concerning worker safety in Manitoba! Attendees will also be introduced to several different types of NIOSH Air Purifying and Atmosphere Supplying Respirators, as well as proper inspection, storage, cleaning, donning, doffing, and seal checks.

Fit for Duty - Drug & Alcohol Impairment Training for Supervisors (Wednesday Only)
Employers have the obligation that ALL employees are adequetly protected and safe on their worksites. The aim of this seminar is to educate Supervisors about impairment. Impairment can be caused by anything from lack of sleep, medication, to alcohol and drug use, and its impacts on worksites can be very serious. Supervisors responsibilities in addressing impairment and possible policy violations including procedures for reasonable cause will be discussed as well as tools to help overcome the challanges in implementing the policy.

Inspections & Hazard Assessment
The identification of hazards is a vital component of an organization's overall safety & health management 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, hazard assessment, required documentation, and communication and control techniques.

Keeping the Peace - Managing Conflict, Violence, and Harrassment in the Workplace (AM Only)
Workplace Violence, Harassment, and Anger Management is becoming a growing concern for both employees and employers alike. Your exposure to this real life issue may come to you as a victim, a co-worker, witness, or as the supervising authority. This workshop will discuss how to both recognize and be prepared for such incidents that may arise in your workplace.

Last Line of Defense - PPE Basics (Wednesday Only)
Employers are required to control the hazards at a worksite. When engineering and or administrative controls are not feasable, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) may be the last line of defense. This workshop will discuss different types of PPE, intended uses, and proper fit and care.

Load Securement (AM Only)
Everyone who pulls a flatbed for a living knows that properly securing cargo to a trailer is key to safe and profitable operation. This Load Securement course explains valuable ways to prevent load loss, trip delays, increased insurance rates, injury, and damage to cargo, vehicles and property.

My Back is Killing Me - Material Handling in Construction
This workshop will be a combination of theory and practical. Participants will get a better understanding how back and other injuries develop and how safe movement patterns can prevent them. A significant part of the course will be hands on practicing a variety of safe movements in various manual materials handling scenarios.

Safe Work Procedures
Legislation requires all employers to "develop safe work procedures for work that is done at the workplace, train their workers in the safe procedures and ensure worker compliance". This session will assist all levels of an organization's employees to: recognize when a written procedure is required, conduct an analysis on a particular work task to identify the steps, hazards and controls and write the final stepby-step procedure.

Safety Representative & Committee Training
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.

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

Seven Steps - Investigating Workplace Incidents
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.

Understanding the Keys to Mental Wellness (Tuesday Only)
Often mental health issues are believed to be caused by personal flaws or weaknesses. The reality is that all humans are driven to meet the same basic needs in order to find health and happiness in life. When abnormal situations arise, the normal responses that our brains have can result in imbalances that cause mental health issues. This session will provide participants with a model for understanding the basic needs we all have, and give an opportunity to consider the elements to creating both personal and work environments that are supportive of good psychological wellbeing. Basic facts about mental health and supporting those with mental health issues will be discussed.

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PeopleWork: The Human Touch in Workplace Safety
What would happen if your people bought-in to safety as one of their personal values? You would spend less time on enforcement and more time on engagement. That would ramp up productivity. Better choices on the job would result in better teamwork and more reward for your people. Safety isn't just a rules-based program of paperwork. It is a lifestyle choice. Using stories, laughter and high-energy to prove that safety can be fun, rewarding and engaging, Kevin Burns will help attendees to shift their perspectives on their own safety programs and offer strategies to make it more engaging for employees. Kevin Burns wants to help your people come to safety willingly - to make better choices and embrace safety as one of their personal values. To create stronger teams, better communication, and greater engagement.

It Happened, Now What - Substance Abuse Panel
THE day has come and gone, so what now? Industry and subject matter experts will be discussing how legalization of Marijuana has impacted workplaces, how to identify and intervene in areas of addiction and mental health in the workplace, in a compassionate and legal manner. Topics will include but are not exclusive to:

How to spot a "potential" substance abuse issue in the workplace;

What to include in a drug and alcohol policy;

How to address a "potential" substance abuse issue after completing a company policy and training supervisors and staff;

How to support a safe return to work.


Leadership for a 24/7 Safety Culture
Increasingly companies see their continued competitive advantage relying on the accumulated skills & intellectual capital of their workforce. A key issue many organizations face today is how their current safety management system will protect their employees 24/7 since the vast majority of injuries & accidental deaths occur outside the workplace.The top four categories of injuries today are slips/falls, sprains/strains, cuts/contusions and back injuries. We need to provide our employees skills to increase their awareness and Critical Error Reduction Techniques to prevent these types of injuries. For most companies the cost of off-thejob injuries is higher than on the job, and command and control strategies have had little positive effect in improving off-the-job injuries. In this session, you will learn how to influence people to learn these skills and drastically reduce injuries 24/7.

Mental Health 101
This session has been designed as a multiple-choice game where participants will use their cell phones to try to guess the correct answers to basic facts about mental health and strategies for supporting those with mental health problems. The questions have been constructed to promote discussion of common challenges that people have around dealing with mental health issues, and participants will have the opportunity to address their own questions and concerns.

Return to Work & Claims Management Panel
Workplace injury and illness prevention is a shared responsibility of Manitoba employers and employees. If an injury or illness occurs, it's important for the employer and the injured employee to focus on getting that employee back to meaningful and suitable work as soon as medically possible. The panel will discuss practical stratagies and resources for setting up a successful return to work program, as well as common obsticals that face construction companies wanting to implement a program.

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Construction Safety Association
of Manitoba

Mike Jones
Conference Chair

Derek Pott
Conference Coordinator

Marla Warnick
Trade Show and Exhibitors


Construction Safety Association of Manitoba Winnipeg Construction Association SAFE Work Manitoba