Enform will host Northern Safety Seminar in Grande Prairie in November

Grande Prairie, AB ? Enform?s one-day Petroleum Industry Northern Safety Seminar (PINSS) for frontline workers will be hosted on November 8, 2007 in Grande Prairie, Alberta.

In November 2006, Enform hosted a pilot safety seminar modeled after the annual Petroleum Industry Annual Safety Seminar (PIASS) in Banff ? attracting a first-time audience of 230 people to hear keynote speakers and local topic experts share their expertise on the hot issues facing field and frontline workers in the north.

A second seminar will take place Thursday, November 8, 2007, in the Grande Prairie Regional College auditorium. An Advisory Committee comprised of local industry and regulatory representatives has created an agenda of topics that are timely and relevant to the workers and supervisors of the Peace River region ? not just in the petroleum industry but also construction and forestry.

Murray Sunstrum, VP of Safety at Enform said, ?Frontline people are seldom able to attend premier safety events and conferences attended by safety professionals and CEO?s; PINSS is our way of getting those same messages out to the field, where safety awareness is so critical.?

Our morning will get underway with the entertaining and inspiring insights of Dr. Martin Collis, bestselling author and pioneer of professional health, wellness and stress resilience. Seasoned safety professional Dennis Bolger will take us through a process to better identify, assess and control workplace hazards on the front lines.

Our first afternoon presenter will be a young engineer who shares his devastating experience with workplace injury, followed by regulatory updates from both sides of the Peace with speakers from Alberta Occupational Health and Safety and WorkSafeBC.

We will explore the current world of drugs, substance abuse, and violence, from the perspective of Constable Scott Hagarty of the GP RCMP, and Murray Sunstrum, Enform?s VP of Safety, will unveil the petroleum industry?s new Drug and Alcohol Policy model framework.

Finally, Giselle Kovary of ?n-gen People Performance Inc.? will shed a humorous light on the four distinct generations that are trying to coexist in the workplace today, and provide strategies for collaboratively creating safe and harmonious workplaces for all.

This event is open to the general public. Registration is easy, affordable and available online now at www.enform.ca

New this year is a pre-seminar Welcome Reception for delegates from 6-8 pm on Wednesday November 7, 2007, at the Pomeroy Inn & Suites. Special conference rates are available at both the Pomeroy Inn and Best Western.

To enquire about details or sponsorship of PINSS 2007, contact Carolyn Golightly at Enform in Fort St. John, BC, at (250) 793-5460 or email cgolightly@enform.ca