Thank you for helping us to plan the Health and Safety Conference for 2009.

The conference will take place on November 5, 2009 at the Sutton Place Hotel in downtown Toronto, with pre-conference workshops offered on November 4, 2009. Your opinion is very important to us. Please take a moment to answer the following short questions. We will be using the results of this survey to help structure the program.

Everyone who completes the survey by Wedensday, April 15, 2009 will have his or her name added to a draw for a free registration to the conference.

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* All personal details will be kept strictly confidential.

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* Please indicate your relative interest in the following panel discussion topics.

  Not Interested Somewhat Interested Interested Very Interested
Disciplining employees for health and safety infractions
Emergency management and accident response planning
Drug and alcohol testing
Chemical and environmental sensitivities
Managing electrical safety hazards in the workplace
Employer appeals of “danger” determinations/Appeals of work refusals
Health and safety regulation in the construction industry
Nanotechnology - the New Asbestos?
Update: Regulations dealing with confined spaces, construction sites, mining, etc.
Hazardous materials: Current Statutory requirements/Upcoming global harmonization of labeling and materials safety data sheets and the EU’s REACH program
Access to and disclosure of medical information
Violence and Harassment in the Health and Safety context
Major Case Law Update/Major Legislative Update
The operation of joint Health and Safety Committees
Enforcement and Investigation by the MOL
Prosecutions for health and safety violations, and the "due diligence" defence
Federal prosecutions – trends, penalties
Employee complaints of reprisal
Mental stress
Investigating workplace accidents
Musculoskeletal injuries/Ergonomics regulations
Emergency planning/preparedness
Audit of Safe at Work Ontario (Inspection blitzes on sector-specific hazards, proactive inspections of firms with poor records, statistics, etc.)
Younger workers
Developing an effective Internal Responsibility System
Rewards and penalties for health and safety performance: Experience rating, workwell audits, accreditation, certificate of recognition and other incentive programs

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* Please list three other topics that you would like to see addressed at the conference:

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* Please indicate your level of interest in the following workshop topics:

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Handling work refusals the proper way: a training session
Establishing an effective health and safety regime
Managing/exercising work refusals
Conducting effective accident and critical incident investigations
Developing proper harassment and violence policies and investigation processes to meet human rights, health and safety and civil standards
How to develop and maintain a health and safety system audit
Developing violence prevention programs
Emergency Management
Dealing proactively with evolving workplace hazards
Developing an effective ergonomics program to prevent work-related musculo-skeletal disorders

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* Please list three other workshop topics that you would like to see offered:

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* Do you plan to attend the Health and Safety Conference on November 5, 2009?

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* If you do not plan to attend the conference, please indicate the primary reason:

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* Please provide any comments on your choice above.

Thank you for your help in planning the conference. We will contact you with the complete program when it is available, along with registration details.

If you have any questions regarding this survey or the conference, please contact us for further assistance.

Paul Wollaston
General Manager

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