Webinar | Practical Ergonomic Advice for Drivers

Drivers are no strangers to musculoskeletal injuries, especially in the back, neck, shoulders, and legs. Yet, even though their work is vastly different than that of other occupations, we all face a common problem: lack of movement.
The main difference is that the solutions available to people with driving-based jobs are more constrained by the parameters of their work. Office employees have the option of stepping away from their workstations throughout the day to stretch or take a movement break. Drivers don’t have this option. Nor do they have the chance to do their work in a different posture, a benefit anyone with a sit-stand desk can enjoy.
In this talk, EWI Works Vice President Donald MacDonald discusses the unique health challenges transportation workers face and how they can be overcome.
About the presenter:
Donald MacDonald is the Vice President of EWI Works International Inc., Western Canada’s leading ergonomics and wellness company. With more than 18 years of experience in ergonomics and consulting, Donald has built a reputation for consistency, quality, and practicality. Based in Calgary, he oversees EWI Works’ team there and manages the company’s relationship with many of its largest clients. Donald highly values networking and education, presenting regularly at conferences across North America.
Mar. 3, 2021
Time: 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Fee: $0.00
Location:Webinar – Hosted by Zoom Video Conferencing

Alberta WCB Training-on-the Job Program

Are you hiring? Having trouble finding workers? The Alberta WCB can help!

The WCB Training-on-the Job (TOJ) program is working for many Alberta employers, and you can learn how in our webinar. The TOJ program helps people who are no longer able to go back to their regular job and employer. WCB connects employers with these capable workers through a unique recruitment opportunity.

Employers who participate in the TOJ program receive:
  • Protection from the cost of injury—and any new injury, during the program
  • Subsidy for training wages
  • Help with prescreening and training plans
Mar. 10, 2021
Time: 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Fee: $0.00
Location:Webinar – Hosted by Zoom Video Conferencing

Energy Safety Canada Saskatchewan Advisory Committee | Annual General Meeting

This virtual meeting is open to those in Energy Safety Canada Saskatchewan’s four funding Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) rate codes: 

  • D32 - Operation of Oilwells 
  • D41 - Oilwell Servicing 
  • D51 - Service Rigs and Water Well Drilling 
  • D52 - Drilling 

If you would like to attend, please email Cheryl.Tollefson@EnergySafetyCanada.com for the zoom meeting link to connect.

Mar. 16, 2021
Time: 10:30AM - 11:00AM
Fee: $0.00
Location:Web Meeting – Hosted by Zoom Video Conferencing
Notes: Please note this session will run from 10:30 am - 11:00 am CST

Webinar | Breaking the Stigma One Save at a Time

After representing Canada in the 1994 Olympics, NHL goaltender, Corey Hirsch began having panic attacks, something he felt he couldn’t share with his teammates.

Later, after being diagnosed with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Corey says putting a name to the illness was a relief, “It was like a huge piano fell off my back. That there was a name for it and that it was treatable… Mental illness does not mean you are doomed to a life of failure.”

Now as a mental health advocate, Corey shares his own story to help others who might be struggling. Corey is the National Youth Ambassador for the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and has also helped create the CAMH program, Gamechangers, to help youth understand the importance of mental health.
Mar. 17, 2021
Time: 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Fee: $15.00
Location:Webinar – Hosted by Zoom Video Conferencing

Webinar | Canada’s ELD Implementation Update

Are your trucks prepared with ELDs?  Canada has formally adopted the Electronic Logging Devices Regulations, and ELDs will be mandatory as of June 2021. Join Andrew Barnes from the Alberta Motor Transport Authority (AMTA) as he discusses the impact of regulations on Canadian fleets, the timeline and the certification process for devices to help you prepare.
Topics include:
  • Details of Canadian regulations
  • How to prepare (Staged Enforcement)
  • Differences from regulations in the United States
  • Regulation timelines in Canada
  • Third-party certification process
  • Alberta Provincial Carriers (Provincial Hours of Service Regulation)
 About the presenter:
As a Transportation Regulatory & Safety Professional, Andrew Barnes comes with 28+ years  in the Commercial Transportation industry experience and 20 years in management. With extensive experience working in the oil and gas industry, and the Alberta Justice and Solicitor General Commercial Vehicle Enforcement (CVE) Branch, Andrew has led a number of initiatives throughout North America, and Internationally, which are driven to integrate health, safety and environmental standards, while improving operational efficiencies compliant to regulation. Currently he is with the AMTA and is the director of Compliance and Regulatory Affairs, the Partners in Compliance Program and research and invocation.
Apr. 7, 2021
Time: 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Fee: $0.00
Location:Webinar – Hosted by Zoom Video Conferencing

Our goal:

Zero injuries.

Zero incidents.