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NLCSA's Annual Health & Safety Conference   

Each year, NlCSA hosts a one-day event aimed at providing our membership, and related stakeholders, with a day of relevant information that will directly benefit them in improving health and safety in their own working environments. 


NLCSA's 2017 Conference in Review  

On February 16th nearly 200 delegates connected at NLCSA’s Health and Safety Conference at The Sheraton in St. John’s.  The theme for this year’s event, ‘Check It Out’, is about being aware, taking a closer look, and always keeping an eye on what is important - things like hazards, prevention, planning, safety programs, procedures and training.  We hope the conference theme, ‘Check It Out’, will continue to resonate, beyond the conference, in workplaces and personal lives every day. To help with that, NLCSA had a great line-up of speakers on a variety of topics.


Conference Sessions Included:

Medical Marijuana: How to Manage it in the Workplace


By Dan Demers, Occupational Health Operations Manager with CannAmm, and recognized international speaker and authority on marijuana in the workplace.

The Role of a Supervisor from a Legal Standpoint.

By Denis Mahoney, Labour and Employment Lawyer and Regional Lead Partner, McInnes Cooper

At the end of his presentation, Mr. Mahoney advised the delegates that McInnes Cooper offers a Legal Alerts and Updates service that anyone can subscribe to via their website at .  

The Face of Workplace Tragedy

By Alex Tuff, NLCSA Safety Advisor and Volunteer with the Threads of Life Speaker's Bureau. Alex shared t he story of how his brother’s workplace fatality in 2013 has permanently and profoundly impacted him and his family.


Leading a Multigenerational Workforce

By Amy Warren, Associate Professor of Human Resource Management and Labour Relations at  Memorial University


Other events throughout the day included:

Noise Hazards in the Construction Industry presentation;

Emerging Trends in Occupational Health and Safety in Newfoundland and Labrador presentation;

NLCSA’s own game-show presentation that tested teams of delegates on everything from traffic control, to confined space, fall protection and more;

Lunch in the courtyard; plus opportunities to network and visit with exhibitors.



2017  Awards

NLCSA presented four awards at this year’s conference.  For details, visit our Awards Web Page .


2017 Conference Sponsors:

Links to the websites for our platinum sponsors are accessible by clicking on the individual sponsor icons below.









Redwood Construction Limited

BDO Canada LLP

Vision Electrical Limited

N. D. Dobbin Ltd.

St. John Ambulance

All Tech Environmental Services Ltd.

Extreme Fabricators

Springdale Forest Resources Inc.

Golder Associates Ltd.



Terra Nova Trusses (1994) Ltd.

Academy Canada  

The Energy Company

KKP, Division of Kwik Kopy Printing

P F Collins International Trade Solutions



Thank you to all of our conference speakers, delagates and sponsors.

We couldn’t have done it without you!