April 20, 2016 Meeting Minutes -DRAFT
Blair McKnight DLAE
Wanda Balsor Ennis Safety & Security
Conrad Levievre CBL
Mike Carter Annapolis Health Authority
Chris Webb BioVectra Inc.
Laurie Alders CKF
Kelly Janes CKF
Tanya Perkins DLAE
Shelly Lynch DLAE
Pat Hudgins Harmony Safety Services
Arminta Kennedy CSSE Program
Heather Wright Scotia Recycling Ltd.
Don Foster Foster’s Fire & Safety Ltd.
Janice Rahme Electrolab Training Systems
Stewart Franck FSANS
Dwayne Robarts Stonehouse Safety
Gary Slaunewhite G & P Safety Consulting
Gail Sinclair South Shore Regional School Board
Don Ross Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Kathy Betts Quality Concrete
DATE: April 20, 2016
TIME: 5:00 P.M.
LOCATION: Department of Labour & Advanced Education, Kentville NS
HOST: Blair McKnight
PRESENTER: Dave Campbell
1. Call to Order - 5:05 pm
2. Welcome and introductions
3. Approval of Agenda
4. Program: Arminta introduced Dave Campbell
Dave Campbell has his Masters in Education, CRSP, CHSC and has been teaching the OHS program for last five years at NSCC in Halifax at the IT Campus. He has been with NSCC for 16 yrs. and before that with National Defense for 16 years. Dave will be travelling to Scotland and England in June to do genealogical research.
5. Round Table
a. Mike mentioned that NS Health Authority will be hiring safety professionals soon. Keep your eyes open for job postings on Career Beacon.
b. Conrad informed us that amendments are being proposed to the NS OHS Act and will be going to legislature soon (see attached).
6. Review and Approval of March 9, 2016 Minutes. No motion carried (to be completed next meeting)
7. Business Arising from previous meetings/minutes
a. Project Planning update (Heather/Bob):
i. Fall Symposium (Fire hall type setting unless govt. funding is approved). Would like to focus on IRS and attract small business.
ii. Amanda is working on putting a mentorship event/proposal together.
iii. Mental Health First Aid as a Western Chapter Educational & team-building event; Heather to bring proposal and updates next meeting.
iv. Wanda to send Heather template for requesting funds from DLAE.
b. NAOSH Launch Event – Hosted by NSGEU on May 2, 2016. Registration information attached.
c. CSHE matrix for membership – Stewart to report next meeting.
d. Chainsaw Awareness - Community educational event with a great turn out; see Laurie’s report attached. Thank you Laurie for organizing this wonderful event!
e. Steps for Life – Only 5 members signed up to walk so far on April 30, 2016. Love to have more people register.
8. Reports – will be reported through the secretary via email after the meeting
a. Finance - Did receive $750 from national office but will be recorded in 2016. Full report will be completed next meeting.
b. Membership (Laurie) - status quo.
c. Program (Blair/Arminta) – Suggested Old O for June Joint Chapter Meeting and perhaps a speaker to talk about upcoming changes in NS in regards to safety legislation and changes in DLAE.
d. By-laws Committee (Charles); none sent in.
9. New Business
a. Wanda mentioned that all positions within our chapter are up for grabs this year. She and Stewart are working on implementing a mentorship program for people entering new roles which will hopefully, generate more interest in taking on these responsibilities.
b. Looking for updates on National Education Committee.
10. Date of next meeting – 5:00 pm on May 18, 2016 at Michelin, Bridgewater
11. Adjournment - Wanda thanked Blair for hosting 7:15 pm