Webinars on Demand
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.
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.
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.
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.
COVID-19 and Resetting Mental Health in the Workplace
In this webinar, attendees learn:
- Psychology of emotions and positive impacts
- Regulating your own emotions
- How to lead with empathy
- Support tools and tips for individuals and others
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.
Line of Fire
Join Energy Safety Canada for a webinar on the Line of Fire Program. Learn about the origins of this program, what the program entails and what resources are available for industry.
About the Presenters: Robert Waterhouse is a Senior Advisor at Energy Safety Canada with over 20 years experience who worked with an industry task group to update the Line of Fire program donated by Suncor.
Jose Pinerua is a Environment, Health and Safety Specialist at Suncor with over 20 years experience. Jose manages a variety of programs including line of fire at Suncor.
Workplace 2.0 Reboot
Half of Canadians report a worsening of their mental health since the onset of the pandemic. As organizations progress with their re-entry, not all employees will embrace “Work 2.0” with the same readiness and capabilities. What plans do you have in place to protect the mental health and psychological safety of your workforce as you “reboot” during the COVID-19 pandemic?
About the Presenter: Dr. Bill Howatt is President and Founder of Howatt HR and the Chief of Research, Productivity for the Conference Board of Canada. A behavioural scientist, Dr. Howatt is one of Canada’s top experts in mental health issues in the workplace and has over 30 years' experience in the fields of mental health, addiction and HR consulting.
Hosted by Alberta Municipal Health and Safety Association (AMHSA), presented in collaboration with Alberta Construction Safety Association (ACSA), Construction Owners Association of Alberta (COAA) and Energy Safety Canada.
Potentially Serious Incidents
This session discesuss the value of PSIs, how they are different from other incidents, connections to other initiatives like Life Saving Rules and the future of serious injury and fatality (SIF) prevention. Included within this session will be a review of the Alberta OHS Oil and Gas data recently shared with Energy Safety Canada.
The session is delivered by Mr. Robert Waterhouse, a senior staff advisor in the Industry Development department at Energy Safety Canada, the safety association for Canada's oil and gas industry. Robert Waterhouse worked with Industry and the Alberta Government in the development of Energy Safety Canada's PSI Guideline.
Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) Transportation Panel
his webinar features three panelists presenting and discussing the implications of electronic logging devices (ELD) in relation to the management of transportation hours of service within the oil and gas industry.
The panel consists of Joseph Cote from Alberta Transportation, Eric Plante from Calfrac and Emmersen Close from Chevron.
In-vehicle Monitoring Systems and Human Performance
An interactive presentation about incorporating human performance factors into your IVMs and road safety program. Emmersen Close, a motor vehicle safety advisor at Chevron Canada discusses the role human performance plays in developing IVMs protocol and how human performance can shape continuous road safety improvement.
Can We Talk? A Mental Health Discussion
In this presentation, we talk about men's mental health and the importance of social connection; specifically, how can we empower employees to start conversations and support those we think might be struggling?
Energy Based Fire Prevention
Learn to think about energy as the heart of fire-related events and how becoming more “fire aware” helps to prevent an adverse fire event at home or at work.
Prepare for Winter Driving
A senior instructor for driver development from AMTA provides practical advice on successfully navigating the return to winter driving conditions.
Learn about the 10 microlearning clips for Life Saving Rules (LSRs). These small bite-sized videos are designed to reinforce the concepts for each LSR, remind workers about them, and prompt critical thinking about how they can be applied on the work site.
Ventilation Planning for Confined Space
Know what factors to consider when planning for a safe environment to conduct confined space work.
Workplace Stretching and Injury Prevention Strategies
Workplace stretching and injury prevention programs are proven to reduce both the number and severity of injuries. This presentation will guide you through the basics of injury prevention through a warm-up to work program.
SK Petroleum Group Q4 Meeting - Sleep Health
Mental health is impacted by many outside factors, one of the most important is how much rest we get. This webinar will share helpful information on how to get a better sleep.
The Fair Practices
A presentation from the Employers Appeals Advisors with the Alberta Fair Practice Office. Learn more about the Employer Appeals Advisor Branch and its focus on early resolution on disagreement between employers and the Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB).
BC Virtual Safety Seminar
Speakers from WorkSafeBC, Employers’ Advisers Office, Road Safety at Work and Energy Safety Canada host sessions detailing the pre-drilling season update, occupational health and safety claims, driver safety and supervisor competency.
Fatigue and Distracted Driving
The Alberta Motor Transport Association and Energy Safety Canada present on the dangers of fatigue and distracted driving. It is estimated that fatigue and fatigue-related incidents in the United States result in $6 billion in health costs and $55 billion in lost productivity each year, Incidents involving large trucks over 4,500 kg cost around $30 billion each year.
Supervisor Competency Program Development
Supervisors have a critical role in ensuring those under their direction understand expectations - corporate, regulatory, industry and due diligence - for the wellbeing of others when performing work tasks. ESC has completed work with an industry task group to identify and align skills deemed critical for oil and gas supervisors and to leverage existing industry resources to develop a supervisor competency program.
Potentially Serious Incidents Insights
This webinar reviews the value Potentially Serious Incident data offer and summarizes the oil and gas industry PSI data that Energy Safety Canada receives from Alberta Occupational Health and Safety. Data insights are shared along with possible next steps in incident prevention and learning.
DROPS Canadian Chapter Launch
This webinar officially launched the Canadian Chapter of DROPS. The session discusses Potentially Serious Incidents and Dropped Objects and provides an introduction to the DROPS Organization.
Canadian Energy Museum
The energy industry has come a long way when it comes to protecting their workers in the field. Take a virtual tour of the Canadian Energy Museum for a historical lesson about oil and gas safety.
Practical Ergonomic Advice for Drivers
In this webinar, EWI Works Vice President Donald MacDonald discusses the unique health challenges transportation workers face and how they can be overcome.
Webinar | Breaking the Stigma of Mental Health with Corey Hirsch
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.
Now as a mental health advocate, Corey shares his own story to help others who might be struggling.
Webinar | Alberta WCB Bill 47 Legislative changes
The Government of Alberta recently passed the Ensuring Safety and Cutting Red Tape Act which amends the Workers’ Compensation Act. This informative webinar provides you with an overview of the legislative changes, including the duty to cooperate, and explains what these changes mean for you.
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. Andrew Barnes from the Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) discusses the impact of regulations on Canadian fleets, the timeline and the certification process for devices to help you prepare.
Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials
Learn more about the resources and requirements related to Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (NORM). Topics include:
- NORM Awareness
- Detection and Classification
- Worker Protection
- NORM Regulations Transport and Disposal Requirements
Day of Mourning
Fit for Duty Challenges a Year After Covid
Review the unique challenges that COVID has placed on the oil and gas sector. Topics covered include:
- 2020 Industry test data
- Compare and contrast of various testing methods, mediums, and technologies
- Cannabis vs alcohol
- Impairment vs Intoxication
- Key geographical fit for duty focal points
- Emerging compliance requirements focused on policy enforcement (supervisor training)
Psychological Injuries in the Workplace
You are familiar with how best to care for your workers following a physical injury, but you may have questions on how to support a safe and timely return-to work for a worker who is coping with a psychological injury. This seminar will cover WCB policy and legislation related to psychological injuries, the claims decision making process, psychological injury treatment, and how to successfully support your workers through recovery.
Fire & Explosion Incident Review
Summit Transport & Hauling will provide a special presentation of a 2017 incident when a grinder ignited vapour fumes leading to an explosion and the serious injury of three workers.
Join Wally McNeil and Jean Maetche as they re-cap the incident, share lessons learned and discuss how the incident has changed their operations for the better.
Stop Overtraining Your People
Viewers will learn two problems that training can resolve, how to utilize the Performance Analysis Flow Diagram to assess performance issues; and how to determine if training is an appropriate solution for a performance issue.
Load Securement in the Trucking Sector
The Saskatchewan Safety Council and ESC provides detailed information and education on load securement, safe loading and transportation requirements within the trucking sectors, an overview on the new hours of service requirements and SK WCB statistics highlighting claim data/duration, body injury type and accident causation specific to the oil & gas energy sector.
Microlearning: A Shift from Training to Risk Mitigation
Microlearning – short bursts of training content – is one of the tools organizations can use to overcome the knowledge decay that occurs after initial training. The flexibility and adaptability of microlearning makes it ideal for distributed workforces and operational environments.
Controls are Complicated
Hazard management is at the core of all safety programs. In the hazard management process, identifying controls is the last step, often after all the energy and enthusiasm has been expended on hazard identification and assessment. In this webinar we look at some strategies to help us be effective with controls even though they’re complicated.
Human and Organizational Performance Discussion
Andrea Baker and Bob Edwards are considered experts in the field of Human and Organizational Performance (HOP). Both help organizations realize that human error is common and can even be expected in complex work environments. In this session, they demonstrate how, when something bad happens, the focus needs to shift from blaming those doing the work to a look at the system they are working in.
Webinar | Pandemic Control Expectations from Northern Health BC
Northern Health (NH) has noted a new trend with a sharp increase in the number of COVID-19 outbreaks at upstream oil and gas worksites and shared information with employers in the region.
Webinar | Men’s Mental Health with the Movember Foundation
Research indicates that workers in the oil and gas industry suffer from a higher degree of anxiety and depression than the general population. Men are three times less likely than women to seek professional mental health services help. Mitch Hermansen discusses the challenges men typically face with their mental health.
Webinar | Recognize & Prevent Psychological Hazards
Can you recognize the difference between a “problem employee" versus someone experiencing panic attacks or suffering depression, chronic fatigue, burnout or trauma? Do you know how to respond to someone who is fearful, anxious, or angry?
Linda Crockett, CEO and Founder of the Canadian Institute of Workplace Bullying Resources share real case examples along with research -based, trauma -informed responses to hazards such as psychological harassment and psychological violence.
Webinar | The Future of Safety & Risk
Knowing how the brain processes conversations, sorts information, and facilitates decision making provides another approach to risk and safety communication. In this presentation, we will identify four hurdles for risk and safety as we move into the future.
Webinar | Winter Driving
Are you ready for a return to winter driving? Are your drivers set up to successfully manage fatigue? Rob Destree, Senior Instructor Driver Development at Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) provides a refresher on winter driving concerns along with practical safety tips and advice.
Webinar | Safety Leadership
There’s a lot of noise in the safety world. Scholars say one thing, practitioners say another. How can we bring these two worlds together? In this webinar, we discuss the path between these two models and show how they can work together.
Webinar | Get a Grip on Safety: Implementing a Slips, Trips and Falls program
Webinar | Commercial Vehicle Out-of-Service Trends in Western Canada
Transportation department representatives from British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance present an overview of programs, focus areas and trends for their regions followed by a panel discussion with all the speakers.
Webinar | WorkSafeBC Pre-drilling Season Regulator Update
This session includes an industry update, overview of industry incidents and compliance issues, and an update on the three-year Oil and Gas High Risk Initiative.
Webinar | Alberta OHS Legislation Changes
Get an overview of the changes to the OHS legislation that came into force on December 1, 2021. Speakers Rob Feagan, Executive Director, OHS Prevention Services, and Richelle Prickett, OHS Implementation Office Lead focus on the changes with the most impact to stakeholders.
Webinar | How to use PSIs for Continuous Improvement
How do we maximize continuous improvement from potentially serious incidents (PSIs)? How do we identify the ones that will teach us the most? The answers to these and other questions will form the basis for a discussion on how we can improve safety performance by tracking and understanding PSIs.
Webinar | Get to Know the TDG Program
The Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Program develops safety standards and regulations, provides oversight, and gives expert advice on the transportation of dangerous goods.
In this webinar, representatives from Transport Canada will provide an overview of the TDG Program.
Webinar | Rehabilitation After a Brain Injury
Rehabilitation after a brain injury can be a long road. This webinar explores some of the typical paths to rehabilitation after someone suffers a serious brain injury or stroke, and the medical and community resources available.
Webinar | A Case Study: Transition to Digital TDG Documentation
Canada’s Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) regulations require paper shipping documents to accompany dangerous goods in transport.
However, issues with paper documents can cause delays and significant risk.
Presenters discuss their first-hand experience from a recent electronic TDG Shipping Documents project implementation.
Webinar | Training Fraud and Certificate Validation
Energy Safety Canada certificates represent training that employers across Canada can count on. This presentation shines a light on the real worksite dangers caused by counterfeit certificates and fraudulent training. Find out what measures ESC has in place to fight counterfeiting and fraud and learn how you can quickly and easily determine if an ESC certificate is valid.
Understanding Pressure Hazards & Real-World Work
The death of an oil and gas worker led to a milestone in the journey to build industry’s capacity to manage pressure. This presentation reviews:
- The benefits of creative sentencing.
- Understanding the complexity of the hazards of pressure.
- How we can build capacity into our safeguards to fail safely.
Webinar | SK Petroleum Industry Health & Safety Information Group
The Saskatchewan Common Ground Alliance (SCGA), discusses their campaign for reducing worker injuries and damage to underground and overhead services.
ESC also shares 2021 year-end SK WCB statistics specific to the oil and gas sector, including claim/duration, body injury type, and accident causation.
Webinar | Keeping yourself and wildlife safe is now available
Join Coral Lukaniuk, a volunteer Wildlife Ambassador with WildSmart, to learn about keeping yourself, others and wildlife safe when working or enjoying recreational activities in the great outdoors. Topics covered include identifying bears, avoiding encounters with wildlife, how to handle them when they do happen, proper use of bear spray, and seasonal wildlife considerations.
Webinar | updates to irp 2: completing and servicing sour wells
The third edition of Industry Recommended Practice (IRP) 2: The Completing and Servicing Sour Wells, was sanctioned by the Drilling and Completions Committee (DACC) this January.
One of the significant changes was a move away from jurisdiction-specific terminology to more generic language. This version of the IRP defines the requirements for all sour wells and operations. It then specifically identifies the additional requirements for elevated sour situations to identify wells that meet the elevation triggers.
IRP 2 committee co-chair Stephen Pun of Cenovus joined Randal McNeill of TARA Energy Services to provide an explanation of this change and other updates to IRP 2.
Webinar | How the Lodgepole Blowout led to DACC and Industry Recommended Practices (IRPs)
The Drilling and Completions Committee (DACC) responsible for the development of recommended technical operating practices for the upstream oil and gas industry in the areas of drilling, completions and servicing of wells.
Patrick Delaney, former long-term DACC member and committee chair, details the events of the Lodgepole disaster and the evolution of the industry-led committee that sets best practices for drilling and completions in Western Canada.
Webinar | Wildfire Preparedness
Wildfire has become an increasingly dangerous threat to homes, businesses and critical infrastructure in recent years. Join Energy Safety Canada for a session on wildfire preparedness featuring speakers from the BC Oil & Gas Commission, the BC Wildfire Service, and Emergency Management BC.
Get an update on the fire season outlook and trends. Learn about the legal responsibilities of the Wildfire Act and how organizations can prepare for and mitigate wildfires, specifically near oil and gas infrastructure.