IPAM Breakfast Meeting, March 11, 2016

Come join your IPAM colleagues on Friday, March 11, 2016 for a presentation on:  Not Myself Today – A Mental Health Anti-Stigma Campaign Overview.

Partners for Mental Health
Charmaine Saucedo, with Partners for Mental Health, a national charity dedicated to transforming the way Canadians think about, act towards and support mental health and those facing mental illness, will present an overview of a new workplace mental health initiative called Not Myself Today, an insightful anti-stigma campaign that fills a unique gap within your employee wellness strategy.

Partners for Mental Health has seen tremendous success with nearly 300 participating Canadian organizations, including Scotiabank, General Electric, the RCMP, Health Canada, Great-West Life, as well as a number of companies in the construction and manufacturing vertical.  Feedback from these organizations has been overwhelmingly positive, citing unprecedented levels of engagement as employees actively learn to support their peers who are facing mental health challenges, while at the same time, learning to be support their own mental health.
As a Canadian Safety Professional, you may have a similar need within your workplace – to provide your employees with a psychologically safe and supportive work environment.

Not Myself Today approaches workplace mental health at a social level, offering proven “employee engagement” activities that are highly effective at enabling employers to break through the barriers of stigma and create a safe, open and supportive work environment.

Event Details
Date:   Friday, March 11, 2016
Time:  Networking 7:30am, Presentation 8:00am
Location:   Canad Inns Polo Park, 1405 St. Matthews Avenue, Winnipeg
IPAM Members – No Charge
Non-Members – $25.00
Members can bring a guest to the breakfast meeting for free!

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IPAM Member Benefits

IPAM Member Benefits

IPAM strives to provide members with valuable and meaningful membership in our association.

To help achieve this, we offer strong knowledge, skills and learning opportunities in incident prevention and are committed to continued growth of our association and reduction of workplace incidents.

To provide greater value to our members, we are pleased to announce the launch of the STRATA Select program, a suite of new voluntary benefits. Through our affiliation with HUB International STRATA Benefits Consulting, we are able to offer the following products and services to our members:

  • Car & Truck Rental [National / Enterprise] – discounts on rentals, waiver of membership fee
  • CanadInns Hotels – group room rate valid at all locations
  • Long Distance Savings – land line savings with preferred rate between members
  • Choice Hotels – 15% off room rate at all locations
  • Individual Health and Dental Plans – HUB STRATA’s Individual Insurance Specialist assists with placing appropriate coverage
  • Pet Health Insurance – discount on monthly premiums with additional discount if policy purchased online
  • Group Home Insurance – group rates on home and auto insurance policies
  • Security Alarms – discount on equipment and Basic Monitoring, credit for switching from other provider  Travel Insurance – annual plans, top-ups and specialty products
  • MyCare Health Benefit Option – assistance with medical diagnosis and second opinion with optional insurance for treatment at Mayo Clinic
  • STRATA Hospital Cash – provides $50 or $100 per day while hospitalized to assist with costs incurred during the stay
  • Worldwide Travel Discounts – hotel and car rental discounts
  • Personal Safety Monitoring Device – preferred pricing on units, multiple coverage options
  • Home Phone Program – reduce the monthly phone rental on your landline
  • Individual Life and Living Benefits Consultation – needs assessment, admin support and service

Please visit the following website for more information or to take advantage of any of the above benefits:

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New Group Home Insurance program for members!

To all IPAM members January 4, 2016

New Group Home Insurance program for members!

Dear IPAM member,

We are pleased to announce a new group home and auto program through The Co-operators Group Home Division. The Co-operators offers group plans to more than 500 organizations across Canada and these benefits are now available to you!

The program provides competitive group rates for home insurance (includes primary home, condo, rental, cottage, and secondary residences). Highlights of the program include:

* Preferred group rates

* Comprehensive coverage

* Manage and update policy information on-line

* 24/7 Claims and emergency assistance

As an introductory offer, The Co-operators will donate $10 for each quote they provide from January 1, 2016 to March 15, 2016 towards our 2016 Spring Safety Seminar.

In addition to the $10/quote donation to our Spring Seminar, each person’s name is also entered into a national draw for a chance to win $25,000!**

For your free no obligation quote, call 1-800-387-1963. (Note: this group program is not available through local Co-operators agents).


Kristin Petaski P. Eng.

President, IPAM

For more information, please click here.

IPAM Breakfast Meeting, February 5, 2016

IPAM Breakfast Meeting, February 5, 2016

Come join your IPAM colleagues on Friday, February 5, 2016 for a tour of ProTELEC CheckMate, 1450 Mountain Avenue.

ProTELEC CheckMate

Work alone safety is an increasingly hot topic within the safety industry. At ProTelec Alarms, we take pride in our ability to assist in lone worker protection through our CHECKMATE suite of products. We will be presenting on a variety of issues that help shape work alone policy including lone worker legislation, identifying lone workers, challenges with lone workers, real world examples of issues both lone workers and their employers face and developing work alone policies and culture to ensure a safe work environment. In addition, we will tour provide a tour of our state of the art, ULC and 5 Diamond Certified Emergency Monitoring Centre where we will showcase how we help to prevent in escalation of incidents and respond to a wide variety of emergency situations. We will also showcase a variety of technologies currently being used to assist in the safety of lone workers and on-site workers and prevent incidents such as workplace violence and other health and safety issues.

Since 1968, ProTelec Alarms, a family owned and operated business, has been keeping employees, businesses, families and homes safe. The security partner for many major companies and organizations, including banks, schools, hospitals, government agencies and retailers, ProTelec Alarms has a wide range of products and services to help keep what matters most to you safe and secure. The CHECKMATE division of ProTelec was developed in 2003 to address the need of employers to help ensure the safety of the growing lone worker population. Today, over three million lone workers in Canada and over twenty million across North America. Legislation both Provincially and Federally requires employers to ensure lone workers are safe through routine, scheduled check-ins and that a response plan exists in case of emergency. The CHECKMATE team are experts in helping to develop work alone policies, implementation of work alone program and in identifying and monitoring lone workers to ensure their safety and that organizations are legislatively compliant.

Event Details

Date:   Friday, February 5, 2016
Registration (Coffee & Muffins): 7:30-8:15 AM
Site Tour: 8:45 AM-9:45 AM

Location:  ProTELEC CheckMate, 1450 Mountain Avenue

IPAM Members – No Charge
Non-Members – $25.00

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Questions? Contact us at 204-275-3727

IPAM Breakfast Meeting, Friday January 15, 2016

Safe Workers of Tomorrow and Injury Reduction

Over the course of this presentation, SWOT hopes to inform you on how they are helping to reduce the injury rates in Manitoba by providing you with some of the physical materials they provide to their workshop participants, and giving you an overview of their presentation types, content and how you can get involved with SAFE Workers of Tomorrow to make Manitoba a safer place to work.

Presenter: Torin Proulx, Occupational Safety Presenter (

SAFE Workers of Tomorrow is a non-for profit organization created in 1997 to combat the staggering number of injuries occurring to vulnerable workers in Manitoba, namely young workers. Of the numerous reasons incidents occur in the workplace, one in particular is a large contributor, and that is a lack of proper training. SAFE Workers of Tomorrow, also known as SWOT, takes on the challenge of educating future generations of workers by providing them with hands on safety training, information and resources that they can use to help foster a positive and safety conscious workplace culture.

Since 1997, SWOT has provided over 10, 500 safety presentations and workshops to vulnerable workers across Manitoba. The engaging and energetic safety presenters at SWOT take on a key role in reducing the number of injuries to vulnerable workers in Manitoba by providing essential safety training. Training that is often absent in their high school curriculum as well as the orientations they should receive at many of the workplaces these at-risk individuals often find themselves in.

Date:   Friday, January 15, 2016
Time:  Networking 7:30am, Presentation 8:00am

Location:   Canad Inns Polo Park, 1405 St. Matthews Avenue, Winnipeg

IPAM Members – No Charge
Non-Members – $25.00

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Questions? Contact us at 204-275-3727

2016 Safety Saves Conference; Call for Speakers

2016 Safety Saves Conference; Call for Speakers

Safety Saves Conference & Tradeshow 2016
Opportunities for Synergy, Collaboration and Innovation
Brought to you by:
Incident Prevention Association of Manitoba and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (Manitoba Chapter)

IPAM & CSSE MB are now accepting proposals to present at the 2016 Safety Saves Conference in Winnipeg Manitoba which is held on November 8 & 9, 2016. For this year, we will be collaborating with the Canadian Occupational Health Nurses Association and Manitoba Occupational Health Nurses Interest Group (COHNA/MOHNIG) to offer our Safety Saves Conference and their AGM and Education Day back-to-back to make an even bigger and better event. Our conference theme for 2016 will be INCLUSION.
We are looking for speakers willing to share their occupational health, safety and environmental knowledge and experience with our safety managers and program leaders. Proposals may range from 1 – 3 hour sessions, with the majority of session being one hour long.
The 2016 conference will be covering many aspects of safety in the work place. You can use the following topics below as a guide for submitting your presentation, but we are open to additional topics and ideas.

  • Conflict Resolution
  • Mental health
  • Business of safety
  • Selling safety
  • Violence & Harassment
  • Disability Management
  • Engaging employees
  • Health care industry
  • Dealing with Negativity
  • Home care workers
  • Disaster planning
  • Disaster management
  • Motivational Topics
  • Environmental safety
  • Industry specific
  • Safety tools

When and Where:  November 8 & 9, 2016 – Canad Inns Polo Park

Speaker’s Benefits:
• We provide a continental breakfast and a hot delicious lunch, both days.
• Speakers benefit from full access to presentations and activities for the duration of the conference.
• Wonderful opportunity to showcase your expertise and network with membership from TWO associations at once!
The selection committee will study every proposal. The decision will be made according to the originality of the proposal and to the interest from the targeted audience.

The closing date for this call is January 29, 2016. Candidates will receive the decision via e-mail.
Forward your questions, presentations or proposals ideas to Kristin Petaski at

IPAM Breakfast Meeting, Friday December 11, 2015

Come join your IPAM colleagues on Friday, December 11, 2015 for a presentation re: Benefits of the CRSP Designation.

The purpose of certification in the occupational health and safety (OHS) field is to promote excellence and professionalism. The CRSP®/PSAC® certification demonstrates that certified individuals have met minimum formal education and experience requirements and demonstrated that they have acquired a minimum level of knowledge and expertise in this field by passing the CRSP® Examination (CRSPEX).

Presenter: Thomas Regehr, CRSP, CHSC, CACE

Corporate Safety Officer – Safety Policies, Publications, & Training

Manitoba Hydro – Workplace Safety Department

  • Tomas started with Manitoba Hydro in 1992 as a Journeyman Painter / Sandblaster in the Gillam area and eventually moved into a Safety Training Officer role for Manitoba Hydro for Generation North.
  • During the 10 yrs spent in Gillam, Tomas volunteered at Gillam Fire & Ambulance, acquiring both Level 2 Professional Fire Fighter Lead & Emergency Medical Responders EMR Instructors designations.
  • In 2002 Tomas relocated to Winnipeg and became a Behavior Based Safety facilitator for Manitoba Hydro Corporate Safety & provided support for Manitoba Hydro Fire Protection Services.
  • Other Manitoba Hydro roles have included Field Safety Officer for the Dorsey Convertor Station & Corporate Safety Officer

On-going professional development includes:

  • Certification in Adult and Continuing Education (CACE(, University of Manitoba, October 2004
  • Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) designation, November 2007
  • Certification in Health and Safety Consultant (CHSC) via CSSE, July 2008
  • Certificate in Occupational Safety & Health, Honours, Red River College, February 2009

Volunteer activities have included:

  • RM of MacDonald Fire Department , 8 years as a fire fighter and lead training officer
  • Air Cadets Squadron #191
  • Fort Garry Lions Football Coach
  • Vincent Massey Trojans Varsity Rugby program trainer

Date:   Friday, December 11, 2015
Time:  Networking 7:30am, Presentation 8:00am

Location:   Canad Inns Polo Park, 1405 St. Matthews Avenue, Winnipeg

IPAM Members – No Charge
Non-Members – $25.00

Register at –

Questions? Contact us at 204-275-3727

IPAM Breakfast Meeting, November 13

Tour of Emergent Biosolutions Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Facility

Bryan Stadnyk, Emergent OHS Coordinator, will lead us on a tour of the pharmaceutical manufacturing operations at Emergent Biosolutions.   This tour and presentation will highlight not only hazards unique to pharmaceutical manufacturing but also hazards common to most manufacturing type operations.

Date:            Friday, November 13, 2015

Time:           Reception starts @ 7:30 am. The talk & tour start @ 8:00 am

Location:     Emergent BioSolutions, University of Manitoba

155 Innovation Dr., Winnipeg, MB

Parking:       Please use the lot across the street from Emergent Biosolutions. ($2.50 for 4 hrs)

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Additional Info: Please wear closed toe shoes and bring government issued photo ID (Drivers License). All facility guests must wear a visitor badge at all times.

Registration: Please contact to register.

Questions?    Contact us at 204-275-3727




Note: Space is limited and registration is required. Don’t hesitate, register now.  

Sponsorship & Tradeshow Opportunities!

Here is your chance to be part of the team – join IPAM & CSSE MB Chapter in presenting another first-rate event for safety professionals.

A big ‘Thank You’ to those sponsors already committed:

  • MEP Brothers
  • CSAM
  • Emergent BioSolutions
  • Workplace Engineering Solutions
  • SAFE Hospitality
  • ProTelec
  • Checkmate

There are still a number of great opportunities available – don’t wait!

Trade Show Booths are also available. Display your companies products and services to all of our conference delegates, and promote your brand to Manitoba safety professionals.

The Trade Show application is available HERE.

The Sponsorship Package and Application Form are available HERE.

Please contact Ready Event Management for more information, or to take part in sponsorship opportunities:
Stephen Watson – 204.396.3212
Ron Mark – 204.219.444

IPAM Breakfast Meeting & AGM: Friday, June 19, 2015

Come join your IPAM colleagues for the 2015 Annual General Meeting & Buffet Breakfast.

In addition to the IPAM AGM, there will also be a presentation from SafeWork MB, providing an Update on the 5 year Plan.

Date: Friday, June 19, 2015
Location: CanadInns Polo Park

7:30 am – Registration & Buffet Breakfast
8:00 – 8:30 am – SafeWork Manitoba: Update of the 5 Year Plan
8:30 – 9:30 am – IPAM AGM Meeting
9:30 am – Adjournment

The tasty buffet breakfast is free for all members!

Event Fees: IPAM Members – No Charge
Non-Members – $25.00

Register at –

Questions? Contact us at 204-275-3727.
We look forward to seeing you there!


The following IPAM Board positions are coming open for the 2015 – 2016 year:

1st Vice President
2nd Vice President – 1 year
Membership Chair – 1 year
Program Chair
Assistant Program Chair
PR and Marketing
Web Master
Member At Large

Positions will be voted on at the AGM to be held Friday, June 19, 2015 and are for a two year term unless otherwise noted.

Interested parties or for more information please contact Richard Bevan at


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