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Manufacturers are seeing an increase in inspection orders on equipment safeguarding and lockout-tagout. CME and WorkSafeBC are hosting workshops throughout BC to educate manufacturers on the actions they can take to be prepared for these inspections. Learn about WorkSafeBC’s manufacturing high risk strategy which includes key focused inspections and safety program areas.

Friday, February 15, 2019

10:00am - 12:30pm
1333 Kipp Road, Nanaimo, BC
Registration closes
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Who Should Attend

This workshop is ideal for leaders, managers, safety & operations personnel and manufacturing specialists.

Cost & Contact

CME Members: $45 +GST

Non Members: $65+GST

CME Members use Promo Code: CMEMBR2018.

What You Will Discover

  • Findings and focus areas of WorkSafeBC’s 2018 Manufacturing High Risk Strategy
  • Updates on safeguarding regulations – Part 12 Tool, Machinery and Equipment
  • Review of the Safeguarding Machinery and Equipment Manual
  • Updates of the lockout manual available in the first quarter of 2019

Guest Speakers

Phillip Vernon, Industry Specialist – Manufacturing, WorkSafeBC

Phil Vernon joined WorkSafeBC in 2009 as an Industry Specialist Manufacturing after working for Scott Paper Ltd now Kruger Products as their Health & Safety Manager, responsible for the Western Divisions Occupational Health and Safety Programs. During his tenure Phil chaired their Safety committees, EFAP and Apprentice programs. He also participated in the ITA Heavy Industry Committee assisting in the development of resources and programs. He holds a BA commerce and economics and an MBA with CRSP and CHSC certifications.

Jose Barranco, Industry Specialist, Industry & Labour Services – Manufacturing, WorkSafeBC

Jose Barranco joined WorkSafeBC as an Industry Specialist after working for Amazon.com as Health & Safety Manager, he previously worked for Procter & Gamble as Regional Safety Manager and was responsible for the Americas Machine Safety Program. During his tenure at P&G Jose led the regional machinery retrofit program to make legacy equipment compliant with ANSI, ISO and CSA standards. This project spanned through 19 manufacturing sites and 7 countries where equipment types ranged from diapers converting lines to laundry detergent bottling equipment. Jose holds a Bachelor in Mechatronics Engineering and a CRSP certification.

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