Session C -- Keeping Workers Safe

Thursday, May 18, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. -- Venice Room

CDOh No!  We had an Incident -- Cathy Davidson, City of Saskatoon

Why should employees report incidents? Nothing is learned from unreported incidents!

Incident investigations are an integral part of any Health & Safety Management System (HSMS). A comprehensive, effective incident investigation can turn a negative situation into a positive learning opportunity to prevent further incidents from reoccurring. It can help to identify where there may be gaps or deficiencies in any area of our HSMS;  Hazard Identification & Control, Training & Education, or Leadership. This presentation will provide an overview of incident investigations; how to identify contributing factors and determine the root cause.  Participants will work through an incident scenario and complete an incident investigation.

Cathy Davidson is a Health & Safety Superintendent with the City of Saskatoon supporting the Roadways & Operations and Water & Waste Stream Divisions since 2012.  Prior to joining the City, Cathy worked for five years as a Safety Consultant assisting employers in the Mining, Construction and Service & Hospitality industries develop and implement their Safety Management Systems.  She has over eight years of experience in Disability Management and achieved her CRSP designation in 2010.  Cathy has developed and facilitated multiple education and training sessions for all levels of an organization and enjoys sharing her passion for Health & Safety.

RSDeveloping Smarter, Safer Drivers -- Randall Soutter, FleetMind

Randall Soutter is FleetMind’s Director of Strategic Accounts for Canada. As a business development director with a reputation for creating innovative and effective solutions for his clients, Randall has over 15 years of leadership experience in multiple industry verticals including software and IT, renewables and the environment. He has presented on environmental and ‘smart’ technology themes at American Water Works Association (AWWA), Association of Accredited Environmental Laboratories (AAEL) and other technology-focused events. Randall is a graduate of Montreal’s Concordia University.


CRArc Flash and Grounding: Safety Compliance and Good Practice -- Chris Riddle, EPG Companies

Chris Riddle is an Applications Engineer with EPG Companies of Maple Grove, MN. He holds a Bachelor  of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota. Chris has over 28 years of experience in the design, installation, and operation of environmental recovery and treatment equipment including groundwater and leachate recovery pumps, air and water treatment equipment, and control panels.