Webinars on Demand

Previously recorded Energy Safety Canada webinars are available below.

Identification of Invisible Boundaries of Safety - Understanding Supervisor Competency

How do we define competency? Is there a way to consider different perspectives of risk tolerance and fit for duty assessments? If so, can we build these factors into a practical guide for supervisors?

In this webinar, Dr. Taber highlights concepts such as human system integration (HSI) that can be used to explore safety within the oil and gas industry. He discusses how identifying the invisible boundaries of safety and how to better identify hidden risks associated with the performance of a task.

About the Presenter: Scheduled to speak at the now cancelled 2020 Petroleum Safety Conference, Dr. Michael Taber is an expert in the field of health sciences with extensive safety management experience in both the private sector and heavy industry.

Home Office Ergonomics

Do you suddenly find yourself working from a makeshift desk at home? Learn how to create a healthy workspace using what you already have around you and discover free tools and resources that can help.

About the Presenter: Donald MacDonald is the Vice President of EWI Works International Inc, has an MSc in Ergonomics from Loughborough University in the UK, is a Canadian Certified Professional Ergonomist and has been practicing in the field of Ergonomics in Calgary for 18 years. He brings passion and practical advice to his clients in a variety of sectors. Donald has presented at conferences in Canada and the US and is excited to be back presenting to an Energy Safety Canada audience.

Eye Health and Eye Safety

Thousands of Canadians sustain eye injuries that require medical attention every day, according to a study by the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB). Over 1/3 of these occur at work resulting in lost time and temporary or permanent vision loss. The pain and suffering associated with these incidents are immense. Education, proper work planning, and the use of appropriate safety eyewear is the best safety strategy.

Co-presented by Optometrist Dr. Daryl Berger and Ismail Hajar of EyeSafe Alberta.

Creating Buy-in for a mental health policy

Company policies relating to respect in the workplace are required both to meet legislated requirements and address mental health issues, particularly during these extraordinary times. Learn how to increase the effectiveness of these policies by increasing employee engagement and buy-in.

About the Presenter: Sabrina Trobak is a registered clinical counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors. She has a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology and a Bachelor in Education.

Building Mental Health into an Emergency Management Program

When critical events happen that affect our lives and the way we do work, there can be an impact on the mental health of workers.  When events are widespread, sudden and leave us with uncertainty in the near future, they can have an impact on the mental health of workers.  As we navigate the continued response to COVID-19 and the eventual lifting of emergency measures, we need to look at how to build mental health into our emergency management and business continuity programs.

About the Presenter: For nearly 25 years, Liz Horvath has been guiding organizations throughout Canada to achieve better business outcomes through the implementation of occupational health and safety management systems.  Her career has included managing health and safety in unionized manufacturing facilities, leading a team of consultants in the OHS practice of one of Canada’s leading employment and labour law firms, and running her own health and safety company, which focused on lowering the risk of stress-related injuries.  Liz also managed the development of several ground-breaking OHS national standards, including Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace, Management of Work in Confined Spaces, Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment, and OHS Training.

Workplace Exposures

Robert Waterhouse provides an overview of workplace exposures that are commonly encountered in the oil and gas industry such as benzene, noise, silica, welding fume and others.

About the Presenter: Robert Waterhouse is a certified industrial hygienist (CIH) with over 20 years of experience in consulting, corporate and safety association work environments. Robert is a passionate and technically proficient professional who believes the role of health and safety professionals is to set the business up for success in the prevention of injuries and illnesses. Robert has been involved in several industry exposure control initiatives such as the development of Energy Safety Canada’s Controlling Chemical Hazards Guideline and Silica Exposure Control Plans as well as DACC’s Industry Recommended Practice: IRP-14 Non-Water-Based Drilling Fluids.

Fit for Duty

This webinar will provide an overview of industry's work on Fit for Duty. The guideline provides direction for developing an effective fit for duty program that ensures workers have the capacity to safely conduct work. The guideline works in concert with the Fit for Duty Life Saving Rule.

About the Presenter: Robert Waterhouse is a certified industrial hygienist with over 20 years of experience in consulting, corporate and safety association work environments. Robert is a passionate and technically proficient professional who believes the role of health and safety professionals is to set the business up for success in the prevention of injuries and illnesses. Robert worked with an industry Task Group since 2017 on the development of the Fit for Duty Guideline.

Cargo Securement

This webinar provides a general overview of National Safety Code Standard 10, which outlines specific requirements for securing loads to commercial vehicles to ensure they do not shift, move or spill onto the roadway.  All drivers need to ensure that cargo is transported safely, and secured in accordance with these standards to avoid penalties and to ensure the safety of all road users.

About the Presenter: Doreen McAllister is a Supervisor, Commercial Transport Enforcement with the BC Ministry of Transport – Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement. She has been with the CVSE for 21 years, prior to which she drove commercial vehicles extensively throughout North America.

Mental Health Resilience during COVID-19 and Beyond

The pandemic has created challenges for everyone around the world. The nature of our lives and work has changed. Yet, humans can adapt; especially if we have great support around us.  Work and community provide the social connection that is essential for our ability to cope and bounce back from adversity.

This Webinar explores how to create resilience and connection in the workplace for essential workers who may struggle mentally and for those working remotely who may feel isolated.

About the Presenter: A past Petroleum Safety Conference presenter, Pat Ferris has provided mental health, trauma and safety services to the oil and gas Industry for 30 years. She has a Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work and a Doctoral degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology.

Journey Management

This webinar provides an overview of the newly updated Journey Management: A Program Development Guideline. This guideline is a valuable resource for those who develop, update or implement journey management programs for their organization.

Improving Safety by Challenging Safety Myths

In this webinar Dr. Mark Fleming questions the utility of widely accepted safety concepts (e.g. accident triangle) and objectives (e.g. zero injuries). In this time of economic uncertainty, he believes it is critical that safety professionals are making safety as efficient as possible.
About the Presenter: Dr. Mark Fleming is a member of the Department of Psychology at Saint Mary’s University since 2001 and was instrumental in founding the CN Centre for Occupational Health and Safety. For the past twenty years Dr. Fleming has been collaborating with the public and private sectors to develop tools and metrics aimed at increasing health and safety in industrial and professional environments. His collaborative applied research has spanned offshore oil and gas, patient safety, nuclear power, petrochemical and construction.

Risk Tolerance and Human Performance

Many companies deliver a good safety performance when measured by conventional metrics, yet unplanned events continue to occur despite the relatively mature and robust management systems present in such organizations. The performance determining factor in such an environment is generally not procedures or systems, but how people behave within these work control processes.
About the Presenters: Norm Ritchie’s 34 years in the oil and gas industry have been split equally between Exploration & Production and consulting companies.

Rick Theriau has 38 years in oil and gas and has worked predominantly in the drilling & completions service side of the industry. The roles allowed for the development of his skill set and the development of future leaders.

Energy Safety Canada's Confined Space Video Series Launch

In 2019 Energy Safety Canada received creative sentencing funding to help raise awareness around confined space role & responsibilities, equipment, and entry procedures. Working closely with industry we developed three short videos. 

Our goal:

Zero injuries.

Zero incidents.