College to Host Free Safety Forum for Employers

Dawson Creek, B.C. ? The Continuing Education department of Northern Lights College will host a free Safety Forum featuring two presenters from Fort St. John on Thursday, January 26 at the Dawson Creek campus.

The Forum runs from 1 pm to 3 pm, beginning with Kathleen O?Neill introducing a new traffic safety program supported by ICBC – MISSION POSSIBLE @ Work?: a first of its kind driver education program specifically designed to raise awareness and improve the behaviours and attitudes of drivers in the workplace. The program?s videos and case studies are compelling evidence that human action is a contributing factor in almost two-thirds of police attended casualty crashes (source: ICBC TAS data). Anyone who employs a driver ? and especially those managing a fleet of vehicles ? will benefit from learning about MISSION POSSIBLE @ Work?.

Carolyn Golightly from Enform?s newest office in Fort St. John, will explain the Certificate of Recognition (COR) program and the role of Enform in certifying health and safety programs on behalf of the oil and gas industry. Whether you are a large or small employer, this presentation will help you understand the benefits and key elements of an effective health and safety program and how to design one that best addresses your company?s workplace hazards.

Following the presentations, participants will be encouraged to openly share discussion and questions, and to submit a business card for a chance to win a small gift of appreciation from the presenters. Refreshments will be served.