Are you a member of a safety committee at the U of A? Plan to attend the 2019 EHS Committee Mini Conference!


Details and registration

Who? All members of U of A safety committees are encouraged to attend.

When? Thursday, Oct. 24, 8:00 a.m. to noon

Where? Maple Leaf Room, Lister Centre

Register here by Oct. 18, 2019.


Program at a glance

7:30 a.m. Registration opens/continental breakfast

8:00 a.m. Welcome

8:15 a.m. Dave Fennell: Understanding and influencing risk tolerance

9:25 a.m. Panel discussion: Top five committee challenges: strategies & solutions

10:00 a.m. Break and refreshments

10:30 a.m. Activity: Hazard assessment

11:25 a.m. Adam Conway: Crisis preparedness

11:45 a.m. Presentation of EHS Committee Award

12:00 p.m. Closing remarks and adjournment


Featured Speakers

Dave Fennell -- CRSP, BSc, CET

Dave Fennell has practiced safety for 33 years starting with hands on practical approaches at the worksite and progressing to managing safety at senior management levels. He retired from his roles as Senior Safety Advisor (Imperial Oil) and Senior Technical Professional for Safety (ExxonMobil) after spending 34 years with the company. He continues to champion safety as a motivator, facilitator, presenter, and coach. 

Dave has been labelled "The Risk Tolerance Guru" because of his research and development of materials that answer the question,"Why do we take risks?" His tools have been translated into nine languages and are used around the world.

In 2013 the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering awarded Dave the distinction of Canadian Safety Professional of the Year.