Upcoming Events



CME and WorkSafeBC are hosting workshops to educate employers on the basic components of an incident reduction strategy and injury management & return to work program as part of their safety management system.

APR. 26 - Injury Management and Return to Work



  • Discover the most recent best practices for Injury Management and Return to Work.
  • Learn the benefits of recovering while at work.
  • Understand the guiding principles of Injury Management and the roles and responsibilities within an Injury Management and Return to Work Program.



Judy Reilly, Key Account Performance Consultant, WorkSafeBC

Judy is a registered nurse with a diverse occupational health background in private industry and government; she spent 10 years as the Disability & Health and Safety Manager in community home health care before joining the provincial government at the Employers’ Advisors Office.


Elise Kobylanski, Return to Work Specialist, WorkSafeBC

Elise is a registered nurse with an extensive 20 year background in occupational health nursing in both private and public sectors.Since coming to WorkSafeBC in 2006, Elise has worked in several areas of the organization including nursing services, claims and return to work services.  Elise was one of the inaugural nurses testing and building the framework for the new Return to Work department that is now a full claims department with over 40 nurses providing services for injured workers.

MAY 24. - Action Planning for Incident Reduction



  • Explain why implementing an incident reduction program is good business.
  • Identify the three components of an incident. Behaviours, conditions and supervision.
  • Understand how incident investigations and trend analysis are used to prevent incidents.
  • Discover the tools WorkSafeBC has to help you with your trend analysis such as the Health & Safety Planning Toolkit and Industry Safety Information Center.
  • Learn to implement incident reduction strategies and action plan follow up using PDCA (Plan–Do–Check–Act).
  • Learn how to apply all these tools in a real-world case study.



Megan MartinManager, Industry & Labour Services – Manufacturing, WorkSafeBC

Megan is the Manager, Industry & Labour Services at WorkSafeBC, since 2017 and leads a team of Industry Specialists supporting the manufacturing and retail industry. She has worked in a variety of health and safety roles across North America for more than 12 years. Industry & Labour Services offers occupational health and safety resources, outreach, and consulting services to the workers, employers and industries of British Columbia in support of WorkSafeBC’s vision of a British Columbia free from workplace injury, disease and death.


Jose Barranco, Industry Specialist – 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.


Kev Auty, Managing Director and Lead Consultant, KEA Associates

Kevin (Kev) Auty CHRP, CRSP, CHSC is a multi-faceted Consultant bringing extensive leadership experience directing health and safety, loss prevention, environmental, operational integrity and disability management issues for rapidly growing organizations.

KEA Associates draws on the extensive experience and collaboration of a broad network of consultants in the fields of Health & Safety, Loss Prevention, Environment, Security and Operations.


Injury Management
and Return to Work

Friday, April 26, 2019
10:00 a.m.-12.30 p.m

Surrey City Library
Room 418, 10350 University
Surrey, BC V3T 4B8

Action Planning for
Incident Reduction

Friday, May 24, 2019
10:00 a.m.-12.30 p.m

BCIT Burnaby
3700 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby, BC V5G 3H2

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

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