Event Information 

When: Friday & Saturday Conference 8am-4:30pm; Registration 7am
Where: Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel: 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Phone: 604.273.7878  Toll free: 1.888.627.8291

At a price that’s hard to beat, this conference’s all-plenary session format means you won’t need to select which session to attend.  You can enjoy every session of these two jam-packed days with your peers, and have an opportunity to network with other delegates throughout the conference. As well as hearing many exciting speakers, you will get to learn about new safety resources, preview “hot-off-the-press” safety videos, get an update on various 2015 construction safety initiatives, and visit our very popular trade show.

Sessions will include topics such as:

Conference Day 1
Switchback: Innovation that engages the workforce, builds teams and shifts culture: speaker Steven Falk
Cellphone and distracted workers "You make the Call" - Kevin Hayes, ACCIONA Infrastructure Canada Inc.
BCCSA – Silica Tool Update - Dr. Hugh Davies, UBC
Respiratory Protection, "The latest and greatest" - Dana Hein, 3M Canada Company
Earthquakes - Be prepared, not scared - Jackie Kloosterboer, Emergency Planner, City of Vancouver
How to Talk to Young Workers about OH&S - Roberta Sheng-Taylor, Ledcor
Injury Management in the Workplace - Cheryl Nomura, Manager Client Services, WorkSafeBC
Stepping up to the Problem! “Is it the right tool for the job?” - Kathy Tull, Industry Specialist - Construction, WorkSafeBC

Conference Day 2
Tall Building Safety Analysis - Kandice Jones, Safety Manager, Urban One
Changes to the Workers Compensation Act - Bruce Jackson, Senior Manager Prevention, WorkSafeBC
Tools for Tough Conversations - Kent Highnman, Justice Institute or British Columbia
WorkSafeBC’S new Construction Videos
Safe locating methods for underground utilities - Keith Mitchell, Ground Alliance
Making safety a habit and how to make habits stick - Larry Brickhead, Justice Institute of British Columbia
The CSSE's new Guide to Hiring a Health & Safety Practitioner - Bruce Jackson, Senior Manager Prevention, WorkSafeBC
Lifting in construction. How much is too much? - Peter Goyert, Senior Ergonomist, WorkSafeBC
Safety Climate Tool presented by Jeff Lyth, BCCSA
Stop the Drop!" - Paul Griffin, Project Manager, WestCan Scaffolding


There are 3 pre-conference courses on November 12th, for more information please click here for more information.

Cost: All prices include taxes, lunch, and conference resources

For further information:

Please e-mail bridgingthegap@worksafebc.com or visit www.bridgingthegapsafely.ca

The conference website will continue to change as more information is available, so remember to check back again frequently.