Alberta Government Announces OHS Review

On Wednesday August 16, the Government of Alberta announced it is launching a review of the province’s occupational health and safety system. This comes on the heels of a review of the WCB and Labour Code.

Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act sets the minimum standards for workplace health and safety, and outlines the roles and responsibilities of employers and employees. This becomes the third piece of major legislation the current government have decided needed to be revised.

Round table sessions with employers, employees, academics and health and safety associations will occur from September 5 – 15.

You can read the announcement here.

Health and Safety Conference

The 16th Annual Health and Safety Conference and Trade Fair at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel & Conference Center will be taking place October 26 & 27, 2017.

This conference attracts a wide range of exhibitors, facilitates high profile Keynote and Blockbuster speakers, and provides delegates a diverse and valued choice of session topics. The conference focuses on working together in occupational health and safety and provides current information relevant to any industry.

You can find out further information here and how to register.

Future Disruptions and How to Manage Them

Future proofing is always a difficult process for companies. Often it comes down to how to quickly manage risk and at what point one seeks to jump on board new technologies or ideas. In a recent article David Bowcott a global director with AON Risk Solutions suggested that more than ever it is critical to be ahead of the curve.

If ever there were an industry ripe for disruption, it is construction. Mega-trends like globalization, asset management, and new technology are beginning to turn this long unchanged industry inside out. So, how do industry players stay on the winning side of future disruptions?

To avoid being run over by change, industry players need to identify what the disruption will be, and ultimately how to become an early adopter. Thus knowledge becomes gold in the future construction economy (in truth it has always been gold, but it will be the primary fuel of success in the future).

To read the article further click here.