Forum 2016 - The Changing World Work

A two-day national event that will bring together subject experts, workers, employers, and governments to share their knowledge and experience around current and emerging health and safety issues

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[Outcomes]

Forum 2016 delegates weighed in on the barriers, issues, ideas, and good stuff taking place in the changing workplace. Learn more about their conversations, and then it’s your turn to have your say, Canada. Complete the survey and let us know what you’re experiencing at your workplace.

Barriers

Barriers

[The top identified barriers to creating a positive workplace culture] were lack of leadership, a poor history of workplace culture, lack of open, honest and clear communication, and a lack of trust.

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Issues

Issues

[The greatest identified health and safety issues faced in workplaces] were violence in the workplace, apathy, mental health, too much or too little information, and changing demographics.

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Ideas

Ideas

[The top identified ideas for positive workplace culture] were promoting emotional intelligence, staff mentorship, establishing workplace champions, education and knowledge building, fostering relationships and partnerships, and leadership training.

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Good Stuff

Good Stuff

[The top identified good practices and approaches to creating safe and healthy workplaces] were organization-wide engagement, integration of safety into the workplace culture, and positive and collaborative leadership.

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[Speakers]

Forum 2016 features a stimulating line-up of speakers and presenters who are experts in their fields.

Dr. James Orbinski

Dr. James Orbinski

Dr. James Orbinski is a globally recognized human practitioner and advocate, as well as one of the world’s leading scholars and scientists in global health... MORE ABOUT >

Dr. Linda Duxbury

Dr. Linda Duxbury

Canada’s highly accomplished researcher, writer and speaker on work-life balance...
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Dr. Todd Conklin

Dr. Todd Conklin

Dr. Todd Conklin has spent 27 years as a Senior Advisor for Organizational and Safety Culture at Los Alamos National Laboratory, one of the world’s foremost research and development laboratories...MORE ABOUT >

[Topics]

The world of work is changing. Explore and understand the health and safety challenges emerging from changes in society, technologies, and work organization. How have these issues already impacted the way we work, and how can we keep pace and stay ahead of the changes?

Stepping Up and Stepping Out: Lessons from Global Health

Stepping Up and Stepping Out: Lessons from Global Health

Globally recognized humanitarian advocate and former international president of Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders James Orbinski will deliver a keynote on his extensive work in the field that will enlighten and inspire.

Human Factors
/ Performance

Human Factors
/ Performance

Todd's session will focus on operational learning for safety and will explore a fresh approach to safety management based on new principles - beyond behavior as a cause, errors and strict compliance – and consider examples of companies and teams putting these principles into action.

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Dealing with the Tsunami of Demographic Change

Dealing with the Tsunami of Demographic Change

The upcoming decade will see a fundamental shift in the employer-employee relationship as organizations seek to attract and retain good employees in a declining labour market.

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Findings from the European Survey of Enterprises on New and Emerging Risks (ESENER-2)

Findings from the European Survey of Enterprises on New and Emerging Risks (ESENER-2)

EU-OSHA's second European Survey of Enterprises on New and Emerging Risks (ESENER-2) interviewed almost 50,000 establishments across all activity sectors in 36 countries in 2014.

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Breakthrough Change in Workplace Health and Safety

Breakthrough Change in Workplace Health and Safety

What changes, why and who's driving the change in firms that make large improvements in workplace health and safety?

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Fully Participative Ergonomics

Fully Participative Ergonomics

Using a case study from onboard airline operations, Troy examines a broader perspective on participatory ergonomics that includes the concepts of the policy and workplace committees, union participation, and the benefits of involving all levels of the organization throughout the process – from planning to gathering data to implementing change.

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Impact of Climate Change on Work

Impact of Climate Change on Work

Carla discusses the challenge that global warming poses to the chain of processes that comprise work, employment and training in key Canadian industries and professions, and how decision-makers can understand and respond to these challenges.

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Sex and Gender: Why They Matter

Sex and Gender: Why They Matter

Research shows that sex (biological) and gender (social) have significant influences on occupational exposures and outcomes.

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Calgary Police : Our Road to Mental Readiness

Calgary Police : Our Road to Mental Readiness

The Calgary Police was the first police agency in Canada to adopt the Road to Mental Readiness (R2MR) program, an initiative to help their members better understand mental health, how they can stay well, and what they can do to help their fellow members do the same.

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Emotional Intelligence at Work

Emotional Intelligence at Work

Through practical examples, Sue Freeman explains what emotional intelligence means for personal and professional growth, developing successful teams and satisfying clients.

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[SPONSORS]

GOLD LEVEL

BC Cancer Society/BC Healthy Living Alliance website

At WorkSafeBC, we’re dedicated to promoting safe and healthy workplaces across B.C. We partner with workers and employers to save lives and prevent injury, disease, and disability. When work-related injuries or diseases occur, we provide compensation and support injured workers in their recovery, rehabilitation, and safe return to work. We also provide no-fault insurance and work diligently to sustain our workers compensation system for today and future generations. We’re honoured to serve the almost 2.2 million workers and 220,000 employers in our province.


SILVER LEVEL

Bluedrop Learning Networks website

Bluedrop Learning Networks enables organizations to modernize their systems, reduce red tape and serve more people faster, better and more efficiently by leveraging technology and expertise. We improve employment outcomes and keep workers safe. Based on the powerful Bluedrop360 platform, our newest solution, SafeToGo, focuses on consolidating safety training data that can be used as a leading prevention indicator. SafeToGo is the ‘one stop shop’ that brings together employers; workers, instructors, training companies and OH&S authorities to facilitate safety training. Bluedrop simply drives and manages better results.

CUPE website

Led by the BC Healthy Living Alliance, Working on Wellness (WoW) is a workplace health promotion program targeted at men in industrial and resource sector workplaces. WoW messaging and activities encourage healthy living to decrease health risks. The program is designed for men in this sector, where work is fast-paced and hands-on. WoW is based on WellnessFits (wellnessfits.ca), a program developed and run by the Canadian Cancer Society, BC & Yukon. The model was modified based upon feedback from health partners in work camp environments and employees in pilot sites across BC and the NWT. The result is a tailored set of materials with the tagline “Take Care of your Equipment”.

BRONZE LEVEL

CUPE website

The Canadian Union of Public Employees is Canada’s largest union, with over 635,000 members across the country. CUPE represents workers in health care, emergency services, education, early learning and child care, municipalities, social services, libraries, utilities, transportation, airlines and more. We have more than 70 offices across the country, in every province.

UNIFOR website

Unifor is Canada’s largest private sector union with more than 310,000 members in every major sector of the economy. It is committed to creating a strong and effective union – making positive change in communities and workplaces across the country. Unifor brings a modern approach to unionism: adopting new tools, involving and engaging our members, and always looking for new ways to develop the role and approach of our union to meet the demands of the 21st century. Unifor was formed Labour Day weekend 2013 when the Canadian Auto Workers and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers union merged.


Canada Building Trades Unions website

Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU) is the national voice of over half a million Canadian construction workers—members of 14 international unions who work in more than 60 different trades and occupations, and generate 14 percent of this country’s GDP. Our mission is to represent all workers in the building, construction, fabrication and maintenance industry and support their efforts to improve their working conditions and quality of life. We build our workforce by fostering pride, performance, and professionalism in the trades, and by supporting training that prepares our members for life-long career opportunities.

Pacific Coast University website

The Pacific Coast University for Workplace Health Sciences (PCU-WHS) is a statutory not-for-profit post-secondary degree granting education and research institution for the special purpose of creating and disseminating new knowledge including applied research in the fields of workplace safety, health promotion, return to work and disability management, comprehensive rehabilitation and disability leadership studies. It is committed to excellence in teaching and research, scholarship, and service to the broader community.

HEALTH BREAK LEVEL

BC Building Trades website