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CSAM: THE Safety Conference

Join us February 14 - 15, 2023 for the largest construction safety conference in North America and Canada’s premier construction safety conference.

CSAM: THE Safety Conference is an annual two-day conference at the RBC Convention Centre, designed to provide participants with education and practical hands-on training that is intended to increase safety awareness, best practices, leadership, and management skills, and celebrate the importance of safety in the workplace.

Each year, CSAM: THE Safety Conference issues 2500 training certificates, with 1500+ registrants, 100+ exhibitors, 65+ corporate sponsors, and 50+ instructors from across North America.

View registration brochure here. To register and view course selection, scroll down to Courses.

HIGHLIGHTS

CSAM: THE Safety Conference works to prevent workplace incidents, injuries, and loss. With a variety of two-day, one-day, and half-day courses, the conference offers practical training and tools to help make YOUR workplace safer — and many apply toward NCSO® and NHSA™. We also offer specialized leadership sessions to help influence a culture of safety from the top down.

Conference attendees travel from across North America to experience all that CSAM: THE Safety Conference has to offer:

  • Customized training materials
  • Networking opportunities
  • Hands-on demonstrations
  • 100+ exhibitor booths

Complimentary breakfast and break-time refreshments, as well as catered lunch, are included for all attendees. Conference participants can win spot prizes throughout the conference, with one grand prize awarded via random draw to a lucky individual who completes and submits a conference evaluation.

This event contains technical hours that may be eligible for Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (BCRSP) Continuous Professional Development (CPD) points. See the BCRSP website for CPD point criteria.

COURSES

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! VIEW COURSE DESCRIPTIONS BELOW

View registration brochure here. Deadline to register is February 2, 2023.
For online registration, the one-day program costs $159+GST, and the two-day program costs $249+GST.

TWO-DAY WORKSHOP

CONFINED SPACE ENTRY AND ENTRY RESCUE
Confined spaces present life-threatening hazards in construction. This workshop is for anyone who is responsible for coordinating or supervising work in confined spaces as well as workers required to enter confined spaces. Course elements include all elements in the one-day Confined Space Awareness course and also detail entry and rescue procedures. This workshop includes an interactive practical demonstration of proper work procedures utilizing required breathing apparatus and rescue equipment.

  • COUNTS TOWARD NCSO®/NHSA™
  • INCLUDES HANDS-ON COMPONENTS
  • MEETS REQUIREMENTS OF THE FUTURE MANITOBA SAFETY AND HEALTH TRAINING PROGRAM STANDARD

ONE-DAY WORKSHOPS

AERIAL LIFT 
Aerial lift platforms are vital pieces of equipment used at various worksites. Proper use is critical to the safety of both the operator and their coworkers. Topics covered in this workshop will include: types and components of platforms, preoperational (safety) requirements, safe operation techniques, and fall protection.

  • INCLUDES HANDS-ON COMPONENTS 

BASIC FIRST AID WITH CPR
Have you ever been first on the scene? This nationally recognized training will provide attendees with practical assessment techniques and basic life saving skills in: artificial respiration; choking; bleeding; bandaging of wounds; dealing with shock/unconsciousness; identifying heart attack and stroke victims; and CPR. An official First Aid/CPR certificate will be issued, which is valid for three years.

  • COUNTS TOWARD NCSO®/NHSA™
  • INCLUDES HANDS-ON COMPONENTS

H2S ALIVE
This course informs workers on the hazards they might encounter while working in an area that has hydrogen sulfide (H2S). Hydrogen sulfide is a colourless gas that occurs naturally from the earth’s environment or can be produced by human activities. It takes very little exposure of this hazardous substance to cause serious illnesses and even death. This course covers: what hydrogen sulfide is, where can it be found; testing and exposure limits; first aid; and treatment to H2S exposure.

  • INCLUDES HANDS-ON COMPONENTS

HAZARD IDENTIFICATION AND RISK CONTROL
Participants will learn four methods of identifying hazards, along with how to assess risk and implement methods to control risk. Emphasis is placed on workplace inspections and safe work procedures. This workshop will be particularly useful to supervisors, safety and health committee members, managers, and employers, but will benefit workers as well.

  • COUNTS TOWARD NCSO®/NHSA™
  • INCLUDES HANDS-ON COMPONENTS

SUPERVISOR 2.0
As a worksite supervisor or member of a management team, you have responsibility and accountability for those under your direct supervision. Attend this workshop and receive the tools and information you need to demonstrate due diligence. Relevant and practical information will be discussed in regards to identifying the risk of MSIs, possible impairment, communication and conflict resolution, psychological hazards, control methods, and required training.

  • COUNTS TOWARD NCSO®/NHSA™

WORKING AT HEIGHTS
In Manitoba, the workplace safety requirements for fall protection are very strict. Often forgotten is the legal requirement to also ensure an employer includes an Emergency Rescue Plan in the event of a fall. This workshop will provide participants with information on the Manitoba fall protection requirements and detail the steps to take in the event of a fall. Participants will also have the opportunity to discuss horizontal and vertical fall arrest systems, guardrail alternatives and CSA Standards.

  • INCLUDES HANDS-ON COMPONENTS
  • MEETS REQUIREMENTS OF THE FUTURE MANITOBA SAFETY AND HEALTH TRAINING PROGRAM STANDARD

HALF-DAY WORKSHOPS

ASBESTOS AWARENESS (Tuesday morning only)
Participants will learn the origin of asbestos, the different types of asbestos, and typical uses of asbestos in construction. This workshop will include an awareness of the hazards with exposure to asbestos, an introduction to the relevant provincial regulations concerning asbestos, the importance of an asbestos inventory and asbestos control plan, and an awareness of the emergency situations related to asbestos.

  • MEETS REQUIREMENTS OF THE FUTURE MANITOBA SAFETY AND HEALTH TRAINING PROGRAM STANDARD

CONSTRUCTION SITE COMMUNICATION (Wednesday only)
Communicating key safety information is an essential component of a safety management system. This workshop is geared toward supervisors, safety representatives, and anyone tasked with the responsibility of ensuring worker safety. Due diligence, documentation, and reasonable and practical techniques for communicating essential safety information will be highlighted.

FIT FOR DUTY – IMPAIRMENT TRAINING
Employers have the obligation to ensure that ALL employees are adequately protected and safe on their worksites. The aim of this seminar is to educate supervisors about impairment. Impairment can be caused by anything from lack of sleep, medication, to alcohol and drug use, and its impacts on worksites can be very serious. This workshop will discuss supervisors’ responsibilities in addressing impairment and possible policy violations— including procedures for reasonable cause — as well as tools to help overcome the challenges in implementing the policy.

HOISTING AND RIGGING (Tuesday only)
This workshop is designed for anyone working in the construction or fabrication industry who works with hoisting and rigging equipment. Participants will be introduced to the different types and applications of hoisting equipment such as overhead cranes, boom trucks, tower cranes, and mobile cranes as well as the different types of rigging equipment such as slings, hooks, and shackles and how they are inspected and used to properly connect loads to be hoisted. This course emphasizes the importance of following the Workplace Safety and Health Regulation and its associated standards regarding hoisting and rigging in the workplace.

  • COUNTS TOWARD NCSO®
  • INCLUDES HANDS-ON COMPONENTS

INCIDENT INVESTIGATIONS
Investigations are a required element of an effective workplace safety and health program. Participants will learn the steps involved in conducting effective investigations. Legal requirements for incident reporting and investigation will also be discussed. The information presented can be applied to all types of investigations, including: right to refuse, harassment, violence, worker concerns, near misses, and serious incidents. Supervisors; safety and health committee members; managers; employers; and workers will leave this workshop with clarity of their roles and responsibilities and the tools and resources required for application.

INSPECTIONS
The identification of hazards is a vital component of an organization’s overall safety and health management system and a legal requirement under the Workplace Safety and Health Act and Regulation. This workshop will provide supervisors and safety representatives with information on various types of inspections, hazard assessment, required documentation, and communication and control techniques.

LEAD AWARENESS (Wednesday afternoon only)
Numerous construction operations have the opportunity to expose personnel to lead, which is a toxic element and leading cause of work-related illness. Workers exposed to lead on the job can expose their families by tracking lead into their homes on their footwear and clothing. Construction lead awareness is critical to protecting workers and their loved ones from adverse health effects. This lead awareness training course presents an overview of lead exposure, including the sources of lead in construction, modes of exposure, and applicable legislation. Topics include health problems identified with lead exposure, developing an exposure control plan, and lead sampling and analysis.

LEGISLATION 101 – UNDERSTANDING WORKPLACE SAFETY AND HEALTH ENFORCEMENT
(Tuesday only)
Confusion and sometimes fear or negativity often accompany a visit from a Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Officer on a jobsite. This presentation facilitated by WSH Officers will help participants understand why officers visit worksites, what your responsibilities are once an officer comes on site, what is involved in WSH inspections and investigations, and what exactly an improvement order or stop work order is, as well as how to satisfy the order. This is a workshop designed to give participants a solid understanding of Manitoba’s WSH legislation. Attend this presentation for the practical interpretation of the workplace law and how it affects your company.

  • COUNTS TOWARD NCSO®/NHSA™

LOAD SECUREMENT
Everyone who pulls a flatbed for a living knows that properly securing cargo to a trailer is key to safe and profitable operation. This load securement course explains valuable ways to prevent load loss; trip delays; increased insurance rates; injury; and damage to cargo, vehicles, and property.

  • COUNTS TOWARD NCSO®
  • INCLUDES HANDS-ON COMPONENTS

MATERIAL HANDLING IN CONSTRUCTION
This workshop will be a combination of theory and practical. Participants will get a better understanding how back and other injuries develop and how safe movement patterns can prevent them. A significant part of the course will be hands on practicing a variety of safe movements in various manual material handling scenarios.

  • INCLUDES HANDS-ON COMPONENTS

PROJECT SAFETY PLANS
Workplace safety and health (WSH) legislation requires a prime contractor to be designated on all construction projects where more than one employer or self-employed person(s) are involved in work on site at the same time. The prime contractor is granted overall responsibility to ensure compliance with WSH Regulations at the worksite. Worksite activities need to be coordinated so that the work of one employer does not create unsafe conditions for the workers of another employer on the site. Since construction projects vary in size, hazard exposure, and working conditions, a written site-specific plan has become customary for all construction projects regardless of size and duration. This workshop will focus on providing companies with effective guidelines to assist them in fulfilling their responsibilities, giving instruction on how to create a project safety plan and help with developing practical methods to meet these requirements.

PSYCHOLOGICAL HEALTH AND SAFETY, RESPONDING BEFORE A CRISIS (Wednesday only)
Mental health issues are common in every workplace, now more than ever. Those in supervisory and management positions can play an important role in developing a supportive workplace environment to prevent mental health concerns and effectively implement strategies to assist employees who are demonstrating signs of poor mental health at work. This proactive approach can lead to positive outcomes for the employee and employer.

RESIDENTIAL SITE SAFETY FOR SUPERVISORS – SUBCONTRACTOR MANAGEMENT (Wednesday only)
Do you subcontract your work? Are you an owner of land or buildings where other persons will be hired to conduct their work? Has your company been designated as the prime contractor at a worksite? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you need to be aware of your legal obligations. This workshop provides practical solutions to assist the development of an effective subcontractor management system to ensure that all work is done in a safe manner, in accordance with applicable Workplace Safety and Health Regulations, and allows you to show due diligence.

SAFETY REPRESENTATIVE AND COMMITTEE TRAINING
Legally, every employer on every jobsite must have at minimum a designated safety representative and/or a safety committee familiar with their legal duties and responsibilities. What’s happening on your worksites? What should you be doing? This workshop is specifically tailored to the roles of the site worker safety representatives and committee members. Learn the guidelines and practical solutions to dealing with your legislated responsibilities for safety and health concerns on the jobsite and within your company.

  • COUNTS TOWARD NCSO®/NHSA™

RADON AWARENESS (Tuesday afternoon only)
Health Canada states that approximately 3,200 Canadians die each year as a result of radon-induced lung cancer. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that is present in all the air we breathe. Outdoors, radon is diluted and of little concern, but indoors, radon can become concentrated and create an indoor air quality issue and significant health hazard. You cannot see, smell, or taste radon and as a result, elevated levels could be present inside a building and you would never know without testing for it. This seminar is designed to educate you about radon, including the health effects, the misconceptions, what is involved in the measurement and mitigation of radon, and why all buildings must be tested.

SILICA AWARENESS (Wednesday morning only)
Silica is the second most common mineral on earth. It comes in many forms with crystalline silica being the most common and the most dangerous to your health. Due to the nature of your work, you may be exposed to silica in several different areas. This course defines silica and identifies where it is found. Participants will learn the potential health effects of silica exposure, how to prevent silica exposure, and when it is necessary to wear respiratory protection.

TRENCHING AND EXCAVATION 
Construction work conducted in trenches and excavations is some of the most hazardous in the industry. This course discusses excavation and trenching hazards, including electrical hazards, with emphasis on safe work practices, procedures, and current technology. The Workplace Safety and Health Regulation, as it pertains to excavation and trenching, will be detailed along with provincial guidelines and codes of practice.

  • COUNTS TOWARD NCSO®
  • MEETS REQUIREMENTS OF THE FUTURE MANITOBA SAFETY AND HEALTH TRAINING PROGRAM STANDARD

SAFETY ADMINISTRATION (Tuesday only)
This workshop provides participants with the knowledge and skills to effectively manage and monitor a safety and health management system. This course focuses on the organization and maintenance of safety program documentation and how to implement and maintain a continuous improvement cycle.

  • COUNTS TOWARD NCSO®/NHSA™

WCB 101 (Tuesday only)
This workshop will provide participants with a general understanding of the Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba system and its relationship with the construction industry. The participant will be provided with some general insight into the claims process and rate setting, allowing them to decide how their role may be impacted.

  • COUNTS TOWARD NCSO®/NHSA™

SPECIAL PRESENTATION

EVOLUTION OF SAFETY: A FORWARD FOCUS ON PROGRESS (Wednesday morning only)
presented by: Craig McAuley, District HSE Manager, PCL Constructors Canada Inc. (Calgary)
The evolution of safety includes equitable management and use of health, safety, and environment (HSE) metrics to make data driven decisions that are of value to your company and/or clients. In this half-day seminar, Craig will draw from his vast experience in both management and safety to show participants how prevention performance begins with looking forward to analyze safety action — helping to educate and inform the decisions that prevent injuries, increase awareness, and put employees in the driver’s seat to sustained and continuous safety improvements. Craig’s engaging and practical approach will leave participants energized and eager to implement learned practices that will improve your ability to drive production, quality, efficiencies, and safety performance.

To register for the two-day program: 

  • Choose one (1) two-day course;
  • Choose two (2) one-day courses;
  • Choose one (1) one-day course and two (2) half-day courses; or
  • Choose four (4) half-day courses.

 To register for the one-day program: 

  • Choose one (1) one-day course; or
  • Choose two (2) half-day courses.

ALL REGISTRATIONS must be paid in full prior to attending CSAM: THE Safety Conference. Visa and Mastercard accepted; cheques made payable to: CSAM: THE Safety Conference. All prices subject to GST; registration #108216896.

Cancellations prior to February 2, 2023 will receive a full refund minus a deducted $20 administration fee. No cancellation or refunds after February 2, 2023; substitutions only. The Construction Safety Association of Manitoba reserves the right to cancel or reschedule a workshop that lacks sufficient registration. In this event, your registration fee will be fully refunded or you may apply it to another course. Registration for CSAM: THE Safety Conference opens at 7:30 a.m. and opening remarks begin at 8:10 a.m. Please allow ample time for registration, as it may take up to half an hour to process all registrants.

TRADE SHOW

Exhibitor registration is now open!

More than one hundred exhibitor booths join CSAM: THE Safety Conference’s trade show each year, displaying the latest in safety products, services, clothing, and PPE.

As an exhibitor in our conference’s trade show, you will have the opportunity to connect with and promote your products and services to over 1,500 workers, supervisors, managers, and purchasers.

Each exhibitor’s booth will include two exhibitor passes for staff (additional passes are available for purchase), a table, chairs, draping, free Wi-Fi, complimentary breakfast and lunch, and an entry for a draw prize.

Please email conference@constructionsafety.ca if you have any questions or require any additional information prior to this date.

SPONSORS

Thank you for your interest in sponsoring CSAM: THE Safety Conference, proudly recognized as Canada’s premier construction safety conference. For information on sponsorship packages, click here. To register as a sponsor, please complete the form below.

If you have any further questions, email sponsors@constructionsafety.ca.

VENUE

CSAM: THE Safety Conference takes over the RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg, located in the heart of downtown at 375 York Avenue.

PARKING

Both the RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg and Delta Winnipeg have underground parking available; however, space is limited for vehicles without monthly or pre-paid parking passes.

To ensure that you arrive on-time without worrying about parking, you can plan to be dropped off, take public transit, or arrange a carpool.

REGISTRATION AT THE VENUE

Registration opens at 7:30 a.m. on the third floor of the North Building and may take up to half an hour to process all registrants. Please allow ample time for this, as opening remarks commence at 8:10 a.m.

HOTELS

We have listed a few hotels surrounding the RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg, for our out-of-town guests and registrants.

Delta Winnipeg
350 St. Mary Avenue, Winnipeg, MB
Ph: 1-888-311-4990
Email: win.reservations@deltahotels.com
Radisson Hotel Winnipeg Downtown
288 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB
Ph: (204) 956-0410
Radisson Hotel Winnipeg Downtown
288 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB
Ph: (204) 956-0410
Alt Hotel Winnipeg
310 Donald Street, Winnipeg, MB
Phone: 1-431-800-4279
Toll free: 1 844 946-6258
Email: reservations.winnipeg@althotels.ca
Holiday Inn & Suites Winnipeg-Downtown
360 Colony Street, Winnipeg, MB
Ph: (204) 786-7011
Toll Free: 1-866-826-4457

CONTACT

Conference Chairs:
Sean Scott
Phone: 204-775-3171
Email: sean@constructionsafety.ca
Derek Pott
Phone: 204-775-3171
Email: derek@constructionsafety.ca
Conference Coordinator:
Dominika Fryca
Phone: 204-775-3171
Email: dominika@constructionsafety.ca
Conference Registration:
Maureen Sutherland
Phone: 204-775-3171
Email: maureen@constructionsafety.ca
Trade Show and Exhibitors:
Phone: 204-775-3171
Email: conference@constructionsafety.ca
Sponsors:
Phone: 204-775-3171
Email: sponsors@constructionsafety.ca