Upper Island Safety Conference registration underway

The gathering attracts a mix of industry professionals

If you want to learn how to make safety fun, manage mental health claims or how to handle asbestos then the fourth annual Upper Island Safety Conference has a session for you.

This year’s event — running May 27-28 in Campbell River — includes a motivational session on the Power of Personal Leadership. This session covers just one of many relevant topics on the agenda, which features discussions on communication, multigenerational workplaces ,improving performance and women’s health and safety,  as well as more traditional health and safety concerns, such as confined spaces, incident investigations and field level hazard assessments.

WorkSafeBC Senior Regional Officer Bjarne Nielsen says the gathering attracts a mix of industry professionals.

“We see health and safety workers from municipalities, hospitals, logging companies, you name it,” says Nielsen. “That’s one of the benefits of this conference: all these people with different perspectives networking and exchanging ideas.”

Strathcona Regional District Manager of Programs Susan Bullock says another draw for Islanders is the fact that the conference is local.

“Small firms can afford to send people,” she says. “And larger organizations can send more people — sometimes even their entire safety committee.”

Bullock says some groups are now making this conference their main health and safety training event of the year.

For more information about the Upper Island Safety Conference, visit www.strathconard.ca.