May 11 – 13, 2022
Hybrid Conference

65th Annual Safety Conference & Trade Show 2022

WHY OUR CONFERENCE What Makes Our Conference Great

For decades, top minds and motivated professionals in the safety industry have come to our conference to network, learn, and advance the industry.


Meet and connect with other industry professionals during sessions and other networking opportunities.


Great Speakers

Learn from and engage with leading voices in the safety industry, and around our province and country.


New People

Hear from some of the leading voices in the safety industry and connect with other professionals.


Have Fun

Combine work and play by taking part in our hosted sessions and virtually interacting with other guests.


Exciting New Venue For 2022

We’re pulling out all the stops to create a great conference experience for you in 2022.
Check out this video highlight of the new venue! The audio-visual elements at the Evangel Community Centre will bring a highly engaging experience for both in-person and virtual conference attendees. Comfortable seating, easy access to exhibitors, and an on-site cafe all add to the 65th annual conference and trade show this year.  See you in Gander May 11-13!

MEET THE Conference Speakers

Mike Wahl

Assistant Professor, Memorial University

Jo-Ann Woodland


Jamie Curtis

Newfoundland & Labrador Hydro


Shift your perspective on health and safety

Learning what is on the horizon for health and safety in our province, country, and around the globe is key in moving forward. Find out from those leading the charge.

10:00 - 12:45


1:00 - 1:30

Official Opening

To include President’s Annual Report

1:30 - 2:30
Keynote Address

Keynote Address

Mike Wahl

Today we face complex challenges that impact the health and well-being of our workers. These factors include the remote nature of our working environments, shift work, fatigue, mental health challenges, and rising rates of obesity – stemming from poor lifestyle, shifts in the age demographics of workforces, and a rise in automation leading to sedentary jobs. These factors may predispose workers to becoming susceptible to long-term disability, injury, or incident. This presentation highlights case studies and novel doctoral scientific research from heavy industry. Dr. Wahl will illustrate the role of basic lifestyle intervention, injury prevention education, and improving worker physical capacity and health literacy as an effective means of reducing the risk of illness and injury and their associated costs to organizations both financially and operationally.

9:00 - 9:10

Safety Moment, Announcements & Door Prizes

9:10 - 10:00
Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness

Colin LeGrow

In this session Colin will go beyond high angle and confined space rescue to discuss how effective emergency response contributes to improved safety performance and a confident productive workforce.  Included are emergency response plans and coordination, practical emergency response risk assessment, hazard identification, working effectively with outside agencies and effective rescue team feedback.

10:00 - 10:25

Coffee & Viewing of Exhibits (stretch break)

9:00 - 9:10

Safety Moment, Announcements and Door Prizes

9:10 - 9:45
Impact Speaker

Impact Speaker

Jamie Curtis

Jamie will talk about working, managing people, and enjoying life while having depression and general anxiety disorder. Jamie's presentation talks about how he has dealt with and overcome the perceived obstacles associated with mental health. 

9:45 – 10:00

Coffee (stretch break)

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