NORTH BAY, ONT. — It’s been over a year since the COVID-19 pandemic began in Canada and Workplace Safety North (WSN) is hosting a webinar on lessons learned over the past year with health and safety professionals from three industries: mining, education and not-for profit.
The free Feed Your Brain lunch and learn webinar titled Reflecting on one year of COVID-19, will take place on Wednesday, March 24, from 12 to 1 p.m. ET.
Participants will hear from specialists in workplace safety who will discuss how the pandemic has shifted priorities; changed the way we work and the world in which we work; talk about the lessons they learned adapting to the restrictions and fears surrounding the pandemic; and key takeaways they will be bringing with them into the post-vaccination world.
Speakers include Karen McKissick, co-ordinator of safety for the Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board; Don Langlois, manager of workplace health and disability management at Vale; and Elisha Malette, a health and safety specialist with WSN.
The webinar will be hosted by Angele Poitras, WSN community engagement specialist who is also a certified psychological health and safety adviser.
Participants are encouraged to ask questions in the webinar or pre-submit a question upon registering. Topics will include personal stories with tangible takeaways and lessons learned; how to build resilience, pivot and bounce back; and the importance of mental health and wellness strategies and supports.