9:00 am - 9:10 am

Safety Moment, Announcements and Door Prizes

9:10 am - 10:00 am

Artificial Intelligence

Through an interactive demo we’ll look at how AI can augment occupational health and safety programs through real-time risk identification and mitigation. Members of the audience will get a chance to test the limitations of an AI-enabled HSE platform and explore how it can benefit them in their careers.


We’ll also look at lessons-learned from past implementations across many industries. Using North Star Associates as a case study, you’ll walk away with a roadmap to implement a digital HSE platform inside your organization, regardless of which provider you choose.


Vince Payne

10:00 am - 10:25 am

Coffee (stretch break)

10:25 am - 11:10 am


PTSD is such a complex disorder; Aubrey will start off with a brief overview of his work history. Then he will explain the following: PTSD vs PTS, causes of PTSD, symptoms, treatments, male vs female and family and work. He will also touch on different professions and exposures and if trauma related interventions impact PTSD.


Aubrey Vincent

11:10 am - 11:55 am

Active Shooter

Active shooter scenarios represent some of the most tragic events in history. Learn how the RCMP train and strategize their response to such events, and best practices that may increase chances of survival.


Sgt. Danny Williams

11:55 am

Closing Remarks and Door Prize Draw

John Curran, President, NLOHSA

9:00 am - 9:10 am

Safety Moment, Announcements and Door Prizes

9:10 am - 10:30 am

Opening Minds, Mental Health Commission of Canada Basics of Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace

Protecting and promoting the mental health of employees at all levels requires more than overcoming stigma around talking about mental health – it’s about identifying and working together to manage the workplace factors that can affect psychological health and safety to ensure positive results. In this interactive session, Liz will outline the key elements that contribute to a psychologically healthy and safe work environment and provide participants with practical tools to help them move forward from where they are now.


Liz Horvath

10:30 am - 10:55 am

Coffee & Viewing of Exhibits (stretch break)

10:55 am - 11:40 am

Changing Work Dynamics: Navigating Workplace Communication

Finding that workplace communication is changing? Join us as we explore trends across generations.  Together, we will learn how to lay a strong foundation for building relationships and balancing communication styles that will suit your team.


Jan Chappel

11:40 am - 12:20 pm

Impact Speaker

On January 8, 2023, I was involved in a snowmobile accident that changed my life. My presentation will highlight the impact my accident has had on my life, my family, friends, and the way I live and work. It will also focus on how Search and Rescue, doctors, nurses, paramedics, friends, and strangers played a role in saving my life. Concluding with the positive outcomes that have resulted from that unfortunate day in January.


Alan MacDonald

12:20 pm - 1:30 pm

Lunch - Served In Main Lobby

1:30 pm - 2:13 pm

Chemical Safety, New Treatment for Eyewash

Water is important in helping to reduce the severity of chemical injuries, but water does not always prevent serious burns and other complications following exposure to concentrated corrosive chemicals. We add things to water every day to improve the effects of water so why would we not look to improve the effects of water for chemical decontamination? Let’s look at this because most chemical exposure injuries occur in the workplace.


David Wooten

2:30 pm - 3:15 pm

Recent Developments in Occupational Health and Safety Law

Darren will canvass changes in occupational health and safety legislation and review some recent court decisions from which the message is clear – parties with OHS responsibilities will be held accountable for meeting them.  He will discuss mitigating this liability through due diligence.


Darren Stratton

3:15 pm - 3:40 pm

Coffee and Viewing of Exhibits (stretch break)

3:40 pm - 4:25 pm

Courage to Care

Courage to Care began at the Iron Ore Company of Canada in 2019. It is a process used to help identify the risks and hazards that we encounter in our day-to-day tasks. The ideas and solutions to help reduce or eliminate these risks and hazards come from the people doing the work. By mitigating these issues from the front lines, we are creating a risk aware culture. We are giving the employees a voice to shape their own safety mindset and collaborate with all levels of the business to implement improvements in their individual areas.


Tenille Warford


Gary Shaw


Jodi Hedderson

4:25 pm - 5:10 pm

Arctic Safety – Working on Ice

Working on ice can be extremely challenging at the best of times. With Rene’s vast experience, he will take us through the following for working on ice: an introduction, legislative requirement, pre/post trip protocols, PPE, hazard identification, self-rescue, action plans and conclude with a brief case study.


Rene Ritter

7:00 pm

Reception – Cash Bar (Quality Hotel)

10:00 am - 12:45 pm

Registration (Main Lobby)

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Conference Opening

President's Address

John Curran, President, NLOHSA

Greetings from Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador (MNL)

Amy Coady, President, MNL

Greetings from WorkplaceNL

Ann Martin, CEO, WorkplaceNL

Official Opening

Honorable Dr. John Haggie, Minister of Municipal and Provincial Affairs

1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

Keynote Address

Mayor Farwell has made Gander his home since 1967. He has worked in both the private and public sectors and serves on several boards. He was elected Gander’s 9th Mayor in 2017 and re-elected in 2021. With his vast knowledge in the private, public, and political sectors, Mayor Farwell has fine-tuned the word Leadership. He will guide us through his experience and show us how to be successful while leading.


Mayor Percy Farwell

2:15 pm - 3:00 pm


AltoMaxx is a world leader when it comes to the usage of drones in a safe manner.  AltoMaxx is a St John’s NL company which has completed unique drone projects in the harshest of environments from the North Atlantic, to the deserts of Africa to the ice roads of Alaska.  AltoMaxx is the sole Certification Body globally for ISO 21384-3 Unmanned Flight: Operational Procedures and has developed the most robust drone program that exists globally, as well as the methodology and use cases through unique projects that allows work to be completed in a safe and time efficient manner.  Not only can drones be used at heights, but also underground and in confined spaces.  Come see the use cases and the procedures behind them that are changing the way data acquisition is happening on a global scale.


Taylor Goodfellow

3:00 pm - 3:25 pm

NLOHSA – Annual General Meeting (Auditorium)

3:25 pm - 5:00 pm

Exhibitors’ Reception (Gymnasium)

Delegates are invited to visit the exhibitors’ booths.

7:30 pm

80's Theme Night - Networking Social

Quality Hotel, Salon A

Come join us for a fun night of networking, Kahoots Cup (with an 80's twist) music and more! Come dressed in your best 80’s outfit and tease that hair high! Catch up with old friends and make some new ones.   Finger Foods provided, Cash Bar.