Event Postponed to 2021


Stay tuned for our 2021 Agenda Updates!
8:30 AM
Hot Breakfast and Networking
Morning Chair: Gordon Murray, Wood Pellet Association of Canada
9:00 AM
Welcoming Remarks
Welcoming Remarks: Scott Bax, Pinnacle Renewable Energy, Welcoming Remarks
9:10 AM
Safety Culture and Commitment in BC’s Forest Industry
Speaker: Cherie Whelan, Director, Safe Companies, BC Forest Safety Council
9:40 AM
WorkSafeBC’s Perspective on Safety Performance and Current Priorities
10:10 AM
Implementing the Bowtie Method at TransAlta: Lessons Learned
Speaker:  Marina Van Koughnett, Operations Process Manager, TransAlta
10:40 AM
Coffee Break
11:00 AM
Rapid Deployment of Nitrogen for Silo Fire Response
Speaker: Fahimeh Yazdan Panah, Director of Research and Technical Development, Wood Pellet Association of Canada
11:20 AM
Prioritizing Safety Resources based on a New Metric: Significant Incident Failure Potential (SIFp)
Lana Kurz, RPF, Safety & Environment Manager, Interfor
David Murray, Corporate Safety, HR & Environment Manager, Gorman Group
11:40 AM
MAG-SAFE Audit Development
Speaker: Cherie Whelan, Director, Safe Companies, BC Forest Safety Council
12:00 PM
12:30 PM
Developing and Changing Safety Culture in Workplaces
Speaker: Curtis Weber, Safety Keynote Speaker
1:30 PM
Short Break
Afternoon Chair: Cherie Whelan, BC Forest Safety Council
1:40 PM
Canadian Forest Industry Safety Performance: A Sector by Sector Review
Speaker: Robert Larocque, Senior Vice President, Forest Products Association of Canada
2:10 PM
Fire and Explosion Protection and Prevention in the Forest Sector
Speaker: Jay Juvenal, International Sales Manager, CV Technology
2:30 PM
Coffee Break
2:45 PM
Fundamentals of Combustible Dust in Wood Products Manufacturing: A Refresher
Speaker: Jeff Mycroft, Regional Sales Manager, Fike Canada
4:00 PM
Combustible Dust Quiz
4:15 PM
Closing Comments
Speaker: Scott Bax, Chief Operating Officer, Pinnacle Renewable Energy
4:30 PM
Conference Adjourns

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