Atlantic Workplace Health and Safety Conference set for March 20-22 (Mar.6/24)

Atlantic Canada's largest gathering of workplace health and safety presenters and professionals is back in 2024. The annual Atlantic Workplace Health and Safety Conference will be hosted in Halifax at the Westin Nova Scotian Hotel from March 20 to 22.
The WCB's CEO, Karen Adams, will offer remarks as part of the conference's official opening on March 21. As a signature sponsor for the conference alongside the Department of Labour, Skills and Immigration (LSI), WCB Nova Scotia will also deliver two breakout sessions and host an exhibitor booth.
The WCB's first breakout session (from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm on March 21), titled "Supporting psychologically safe workplaces" and delivered in partnership with LSI, will discuss new legislation making gradual onset psychological injury compensable starting this September. 
LSI's Michelle Thomason, Director, Occupational Health and Safety, Branch, will share key themes related to workplace harassment in Nova Scotia. 
The WCB's Lynette Fenton, Director of Psychological Injury, will talk about how the WCB is preparing to support Nova Scotians in this important space, including establishing a dedicated service delivery team, a comprehensive training program, new health service agreements, and innovative approaches that support psychological injury recovery and return to work as early as possible in the WCB claim journey.
The WCB's second breakout session (on March 22 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am) will feature Chris Spinney, Workplace Consultant, to share how employers can apply proactive approaches to support better return to work success.
The conference program features internationally recognized keynote speakers Spencer Beach and Eric Termuende. It will also offer over 35 breakout sessions with various topics, including Safety for Outdoor Workers, Building Resilience, Hiring New Canadians, Fire Extinguisher Best Practices, and more.
Conference registration is still open. For more information, visit the SSNS 2024 Conference Website.