Workers Compensation Board of Prince Edward Island

Register now for the WCB Workplace Health & Safety Conference

February 03, 2016

Registration is now open for the 2016 Workers Compensation Board (WCB) Workplace Health and Safety conference.  

 

“WCB is proud to host this important event as it continues to be an excellent opportunity to come together as safety professionals, employers and workers alike,” said Stuart Affleck, WCB Board Chair. “Too often we get busy in our day-to-day work and we lose sight of safety practices. It’s important to remind ourselves that safety must be at the forefront of all our decisions.”

 

This year’s conference is being held in Charlottetown on Thursday, May 5th as part of North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week.  The theme for this year’s conference is “It Takes a Team…” and delegates are able to customize their learning experience by selecting from a wide variety of workshops relevant to today’s employers, managers, supervisors and workers.  Topics include changes to WHMIS, improving mental health in the workplace, an employer’s guide to return to work programs and a compelling story of how a young worker’s life was changed after a workplace accident.  The conference also features a trade show of products and services from Canada’s health and safety community.

 

The key note speaker is Prince Edward Island’s own Olympic Gold Medalist Heather Moyse. Three-time Olympian, Heather Moyse, is a multi-sport athlete and highly respected motivational speaker. She’s competed internationally in track cycling, rugby and bobsleigh, in which she and her teammate Kaillie Humphries won gold medals at the Vancouver and Sochi Winter Olympic Games.

Having overcome multiple, career-threatening injuries, Heather uses her personal experience – and professional training as an occupational therapist – to encourage and inspire others to embrace challenges and face adversity head-on, believe in the possibilities of achieving their dreams, and to step outside of their comfort zones in order to discover and maximize their potential, whether in sport, business, or life. A lifelong humanitarian, Heather donates her time and talent to many community events and national charities, earning her the Order of PEI, the Queen’s Jubilee Medal, and the Randy Starkman Olympian Humanitarian Award.

 

With a registration fee of only $125 per person, spaces are limited.  To register, visit the WCB website at www.wcb.pe.ca or call 902-368-5680 or email conference@wcb.pe.ca.



Media Contact:
Laura Steeves, Senior Communications Coordinator
902-894-0362 or lsteeves@wcb.pe.ca