May 4, 2018 – Keeping Up To Date on CSA Standards

Spring into Action and check out these new OHS Standards!

New OHS standards in the “suite of standards” under CSA Z1000:Incident Investigation (CSA Z1005) and Emergency and Continuity Management (CSA Z1600).

Presented by Corporate Health Works, Norma McCormick:President

What is being presented?

There are two new CSA OHS standards which will be of interest to IPAM members. The first edition of CSA Z1005 – 17 Incident Investigation, which sets out prevention principles and requirements to determine causes and to prevent work-related incidents.

The second standard is the third edition of CSA Z1600, Emergency and continuity management program.

Why should you attend?

  1. Broad acceptance and implementation of CSA’s OHS standards leads to the effective identification and elimination of workplace hazards, the assessment and control of risks, improved regulatory compliance and demonstration of due diligence.
  2. Continual improvement of OHS programs and procedures leading to reductions in the frequency and severity of incidents and the associated financial and human costs.
  3. CSA Z1000 and the suite of health and safety standards represent a unique and valuable approach to managing various aspects of a comprehensive program, necessary to meet the regulatory requirements.

A bit about our presenter:

Norma McCormick is a member of several CSA Technical Committees including Occupational Health and Safety Management System standard (CSA Z1000-14), and CSA Z1600 – 17 Emergency and Continuity Management Programs. Norma received CSA’s Award of Merit in June 2006. She was elected by CSA members to the CSA Group Board in June 2013. She is the head of two Canadian delegations:  to ISO PC 283, now developing ISO 45001, an Occupational Health and Safety Management System standard, and to ISO TC 292 Security and Resilience on which she holds the position of Convener of Working Group 1 (Terminology).






7:30 a.m. – Registration & Coffee/Muffins
8:00-9:30 a.m. – Presentation and Q & A
9:30 a.m. – Adjournment

Canad Inns Fort Garry.1824 Pembina Highway

Members – No Charge
Non-Members – $25.00

Cancellation Policy

Member Registrations – Members who register and do not attend will be charged $25.  Cancellations received at least 72 hours (3 days) prior to the event date are accepted without penalty.

Non-Member Registrations – Cancellations received at least 72 hours (3 days) prior to the event date are accepted without charge.  If cancellation is not received by the specified time frame the fee of $25.00 is applicable.

Substitutions are welcome.

Balancing Safety with Other Legal Obligations in Today’s Workplace

You don’t want to miss this! Listen to practical advice on important safety issue management.

In order to maintain a safe workplace and show due diligence, sometimes employees may need to be disciplined when they break safety rules.  When should that discipline for a safety infraction mean termination of employment?  What happens if an employer gets it wrong and terminates when they shouldn’t? What happens when there are human rights issues raised as the reason a safety rule can’t be followed? This session will provide practical advice on when to discipline, when to terminate, and how to do so in such a way as to limit liability for wrongful terminations, all while balancing human rights obligations.

What knowledge will I gain?

  • When and how to apply the principles of progressive discipline
  • How to recognize human rights issues and how to balance human rights with safety
  • How to discipline employees and terminate employees legally

Who should attend?
Occupational Health and Safety Professionals, Human Resource Professionals, Disability Management Professionals, Senior and General Managers, Supervisors

Your Special Guest Speaker:  Jamie Alyce Jurczak, B.A., LL.B. from Taylor McCaffrey LLP   
Jamie is a Partner with Taylor McCaffrey LLP, as member of their labour and employment law and civil litigation practice groups.  Experienced in all facets of management-side labour and employment law, including human rights, wrongful dismissals, grievance and interest arbitration, her practice has a special focus on occupational health and safety matters. She is well versed in assisting clients in responding to workplace accidents, defending employers charged under OHS legislation, addressing appeals of regulatory orders, and policy development.  She is recognized as one of the leading OHS lawyers in Canada by the Canadian Legal Expert Directory.

Join Us and Bring A Friend

December 1, 2017
Time:  Networking:  7:30 a.m., Presentation: 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Location:  Canad Inns Fort Garry, 1824 Pembina Hwy.

IPAM Members – No Charge
Non-Members – $25.00

Members can bring a guest to the Breakfast meeting for free!
Register at –  providing full contact information.

Cancellations – Members-$25 and Non-Members-$25 – These Fees apply for those who register and do not attend or cancel at least 72 hours prior to the event date.

Questions?  Contact us at 204-295-1512.

**Please note this breakfast meeting may be photographed for promotional purposes*




November 21, 2014

IPAM Meeting! Friday, November 21, 2014

Come join your IPAM colleagues on Friday, November 21, 2014 for a presentation on:  When Incidents Occur – Facilitation of Return to Work: A Healthcare Perspective.

When Incidents Occur – Facilitation of Return to Work: A Healthcare Perspective

Gillian will discuss the work done at St. Boniface Hospital on prevention and assessment, focusing on the steps that follow if an incident does occur.  Gillian will highlight the importance of communication throughout the various processes.


Gillian Ronson has two roles in the Occupational Health and Safety Department at St. Boniface Hospital.  Gillian works as the Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention Program (MIPP) Advisor as well as the Disability Management Assistant.  Gillian obtained her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Manitoba in 2011.
Gillian has been in her two roles at St. Boniface Hospital since August 2013 with previous work experience in community mental health as a Mental Health Counsellor and Intensive Case Manager.
At St. Boniface Hospital, as the MIPP Advisor, Gillian is responsible for conducting Safe Patient Handling Minimal Lift Program Reviews on the various patient care units in the hospital. She collects data regarding techniques, equipment and body mechanics used during patient handling and provides brief, on-the-spot coaching and suggestions to staff as needed.  In addition Gillian also conducts equipment audits and collects injury statistics and staff training records.  The aim of the reviews is to help reduce staff injury risk.
As the Disability Management Assistant, Gillian works with the Disability Management Coordinator to review incidents at the hospital and implement graduated return to work programs.  In this complimentary role, continuation of coaching and supporting employees is paramount to “working safe”.
Event Fees: IPAM Members – No Charge
Non-Members – $25.00

Location: CanadInn Polo Park, 1405 St. Matthews Avenue, Winnipeg

Register at –

Questions? Contact us at 204-275-3727.

We look forward to seeing you there!

February 28, 2014

IPAM Meeting Friday, February 28, 2014

Join your IPAM colleagues on Friday, February 28, 2014, for a presentation by Brian Tanner of Fire Plan Strategies. This breakfast meeting will cover the 4 pillars of Section 2.8 (Emergency Planning) of the Manitoba Fire Code, namely: the fire safety plan, staff training, posted emergency procedures, and fire drills.

Brian will explain what is required and why it’s important from the perspective of the building owner, the occupants, and finally from a city fire inspector.


Presenting this breakfast meeting will be Brian Tanner, Operations Manager at Fire Plan Strategies. Brian has experience as a NFPA Fire Inspector, a Fire and Life Safety Educator, and as a City of Winnipeg Licensed Fire Extinguisher Trainer.

Fire Plan Strategies is a Winnipeg-based company that create evacuation maps, design fire safety plans, and deliver fire extinguisher and fire evacuation training for building owners and managers across Canada. They have been involved in many high-profile local projects, including the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Investors Group Field, MTS Centre, Winnipeg International Airport, as well as countless commercial, industrial, and residential buildings of all kinds.

Founded by a retired Winnipeg Fire Inspector (former high rise specialist), Fire Plan Strategies is committed to helping all organizations meet their requirements under the fire code and provide a safer environment for the occupants of their facilities. All of their staff are NFPA accredited in the varying areas of expertise (Fire Inspectors, Fire and Life Safety Educators, etc).

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!

November 8, 2013

IPAM Monthly Meeting – November 8, 2013

Join your IPAM colleagues on Friday, November 8, 2013. This breakfast meeting will be presented by David Hughes, Safety Consultant.  Inspection of Steel Storage Racking This breakfast meeting topic will introduce how to inspect steel storage racking, recognize general racking hazards and the related CSA standard.


David Hughes is currently an instructor and Safety Resource Officer in Winnipeg, MB. He has excelled in senior management positions in a variety of different fields including manufacturing, hospitality and retail. David has been involved and continues to work with the transforming of employee culture. He is active in measuring internal health & safety programs and has performed multiple internal facility audits.

David is a published author, conference speaker, professional communicator, adult educator and business owner. He has worked in the manufacturing industry for over three decades holding numerous positions including union representative, foreman, manager, trainer and business owner. David has extensive experience with negotiating contracts and sensitive matters on behalf of both employers and employees. Throughout his career, he has excelled at training numerous workers and implementing quality control measures to ensure the highest of standards.

David has also owned and operated two successful businesses including a Fair Trade retail store with his spouse, in Winnipeg, Manitoba and a Print Shop in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He has presented to groups of varying sizes on topics such as Criminal Liability/Due Diligence, Auditing Techniques, Leadership Development, Communication Excellence, Stress Management, Team Work and Time Management. He is an avid researcher of the material and topics he teaches.

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

Register at –

Questions? Contact us at 204-275-3727.

We look forward to seeing you on November 8, 2013 at the Canad Inns Polo Park.

September 20, 2013

IPAM Monthly Meeting – September 20, 2013

Join your IPAM colleagues on Friday, September 20, 2013. This breakfast meeting will be presented by Marco Rosales.

The Canadian Museum For Human Rights

The purpose of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights is to explore the subject of human rights, with special but not exclusive reference to Canada, in order to enhance the public’s understanding of human rights, to promote respect for others and to encourage reflection and dialogue (Museums Act).

The CMHR is Canada’s fifth National Museum and the first national museum to be located outside Ottawa. It will also be the first technology based museum in Canada.

Currently most of the base building work is completed and work has commenced in the interior fit up; the CMHR is scheduled to open to the public in 2014.


Marco Rosales has approximately 15 years of experience in the Health and Safety field which includes work in the manufacturing, health care and construction industries. He is a graduate from the Red River College’s Health and Safety Program and has a Gold Seal Certified Construction Safety Coordinator designation from the Canadian Construction Association. He is a past board member of the CSSE and has been involved in several volunteer opportunities.

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

Register at –

Questions? Contact us at 204-275-3727.

We look forward to seeing you on September 20, 2013 at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.



June 5th Annual General Meeting

June meeting

June 5th Annual General Meeting
CanadInn Polo Park
5:30 – Networking & Drinks
5:00 – Buffett Dinner
6:30 – AGM

Please RSVP to DD at

Open Board Positions:

2nd Vice President
Public Relations/Marketing
Conference Chair
Member at Large

Any inquires about board positions please contact Richard at

February 8, 2013

IPAM Monthly Meeting – February 8, 2013

Join your IPAM colleagues on Friday, February 8, 2013.  This topic will be presented with a more interactive focus by having all in attendance participating with hands on activities – sounds interesting, doesn’t it … Please join us!

Asbestos and You

This session will include background on Asbestos, Regulations and Bulk Sampling.  This session provides an overview of what asbestos is, what regulations are applicable, bulk sampling requirements, and how to collect the sample and read the lab report.

Jason Combe
Manager, Hazardous Materials
Pinchin Environmental – Winnipeg, MB

As the manager of hazardous materials at Pinchin Environmental’s Winnipeg office, Jason Combe brings over a decade of experience in hazardous materials assessment, control and management to the office’s broad range of clients. His unique background and skill set give him an advantage in offering clients problem-solving strategies that combine in-depth knowledge with a hands-on, practical approach. A member of the Pinchin Environmental team since 2005, Jason has provided extensive consulting and inspection services for a wide range of projects, ranging from short-term abatements to a large-scale office complex, health care and education facility operations. Prior to joining Pinchin, Jason was with a contracting firm specializing in hazardous materials remediation. As a contractor working on numerous projects in the residential, industrial and commercial fields, he specialized in asbestos remediation while also handling and removing other hazardous materials including moulds, lead and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) light ballasts. Jason also gained invaluable experience with hazardous materials and their controls during his early career as a nuclear, biological and chemical non-commissioned officer with the United States Military.

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

Register at –

Questions?  Contact Lise at 204-275-3727 or 204-832-1512.

We look forward to seeing you on February 8, 2013 at the Canad Inns Polo Park.


April 13, 2013

Topic:  Overview of key changes to the CSA Z94.4  Standard entitled Selection, Use and Care of Respirators.

Key Changes include:

  • New control banding method for selection of respirators for bioaerosols without established occupational exposure limits that are capable of causing infection, adverse or allergic response
  • New APFs (Assigned Protection Factors)
  • Training has been expanded and includes a new component on fit tester competency
  • Change-out procedures no longer allow for the use of warning properties
  • Several new appendices to help with the new sections such as selection of respirators for bioaerosols, fit tester competency and illustrations of acceptable facial hair for tight fitting respirators.

Don Cove
Safety Specialist
3M Canada
Occupational Health & Environmental Safety

About the Speaker:

3M Canada Occupational Health & Environmental Safety which is a global manufacturer of safety products. Don has been a guest speaker on various respiratory protection topics and program development for Industry, Government and Associations over the past 26 years.

March 16, 2012

Topic:  Fire Prevention & Preparation

Speaker:  Dean Campbell, CRSP, Regional Fire Marshall

Winnipeg Regional Health Authority

Provision of Healthcare is a challenge in a rapidly evolving environment.  Safety challenges in Healthcare are huge given the unpredictability of human behavior especially when compounded by illness.  The presentation looks at the challenges of keeping a large organization spread across the entire spectrum of population and in various facilities, fire safe.  Compounding the challenge is a rapidly evolving field of practice where today’s norms are tomorrow’s antiquated ways.  The past, present and future of fire safety for a large organization (healthcare) is overviewed with some practical solutions that anyone can use in their own safety practice.


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