Health and Safety Committee

National Health and Safety Conference 2018

October 12 - October 14, 2018


9:00 - 9:15           Opening Remarks

9:15 - 10:00

Dan Couture, Assistant Commissioner, Human Resources Branch, and Employer Co-Chair, National Health and Safety Policy Committee, Canada Revenue Agency (CRA);

Chris Aylward, National President, Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC);

10:00 - 10:15                                                      H E A L T H    B R E A K

10:15 - 11:45       Panel Discussions – Denis St. Jean; David Walsh;
                            Myriam Pierre-Louis
and Jean-François Claude
                            Federal Public Service Workplace Mental Health Strategy

11:45 - 1:15                                                                         L U N C H

1:15 - 2:00           Andrea Peart, Health and Safety Officer, PSAC
                           What Makes an Effective Health and Safety Committee

2:00 - 3:00           Jean-François Gagné, HR Program Management Officer, Occupational Health and Safety,
                             Integrity and Well-Being Division, CRA
                            Health and Safety Update:
                            Incident Reporting and Disability Management System (IRDMS) and the T4009;

3:00 - 3:15                                                           H E A L T H        B R E A K

3:15 - 4:15           Morgan Rowe, Lawyer, Raven, Cameron, Ballantyne & Yazbeck LLP
                            Highlights from Recent Court Decisions Affecting Health and Safety;
                            Bill C-65

4:15 - 5:00           Mathieu Juneau, Labour Relations Officer, UTE
                            Procedures in Response to Violence in the Workplace and the
                           Role of Local Occupational Health and Safety Committees/Representatives


All Day Workshop – Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute: “De-Escalating Potentially Violent Situations”


9:00 - 10:15            Marc Béland, PSAC National Capital Region Health and Safety Representative
                               Role of the ESDC Health and Safety Officer in the Workplace

10:15 - 10:30                                                      H E A L T H      B R E A K

10:30 - 11:30        Keynote Speaker – You Gotta Laugh: Healing Stress With Humour  - Susan Stewart

11:30 - 12:00        Closing Remarks by Doug Gaetz and Marc Brière