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Workplace Wellness: Incorporating Health & Safety as a Key Value

400 - 4350 Still Creek Dr, Burnaby, BC V5C 0G5

Operations Peer Group Meeting

When: Friday, February 15th from 10-12pm

Location: HUB International at 400-4350 Still Creek Drive, Burnaby (View Map)

A productive, well-run plant relies on workers being on the job—healthy and ready to work.  An effective safety program, sometimes described as the “sixth S” in the “5S” Lean Methodology, is a key factor in worker wellness, productivity, and retention.  Over the past two years, manufacturers working with the Alliance reduced time-loss injuries by 24%, protecting workers and productivity in their workplaces.  In this session, Alliance OHS Audits Manager, Daniel York, will provide best practices and key-takeaways that you will be able to bring back to work and implement immediately regarding the advantages of investing in health & safety and how to enhance your programs to positively impact culture and protect your most valuable asset … “people.”

The Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC is the industry-led, nonprofit health and safety association for manufacturers and food processors in British Columbia and the certifying partner for the Occupational Safety Standard of Excellence.


9:30 am Doors Open

10:00 am Welcome and Introductions

10:10 am Daniel York - Health & Safety: the Value to Build Your Culture

Safety Culture Program Building

  • How is safety culture defined, and what is a strong safety culture? Learn some basic tools and best practices for building, measuring and analyzing your organization’s safety culture.
  • Statistics proving that having a safe work culture can positively affect staff retention. 

Hazard Identification & Control

  • Learn the basics of risk assessment and prioritizing hazards
  • Understand typical hazards encountered in manufacturing operations
  • Learn the structure of an effective hazard identification and hazard control program

Workplace Inspections

  • Learn to identify priority areas
  • Understand how to make recommendations for corrective action
  • Learn the basics of privacy requirements and report distribution

11:10 am Peer-to-Peer Discussion

  • Open forum to discuss challenges, offer solutions and support and discuss next topics.

11:55 am Association News and Upcoming Events

12:00 pm Adjourned


For more information about peer groups, please click here.  For all other inquiries, please email Sandra Lee at Sandra@bcfpa.ca

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Operations Peer Group Meeting Feb 15