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PPE for Women: Don’t ‘shrink it and pink it’ – real solutions to keep all workers safe
March 23, 2023 at 1:30pm ET

Research from the CSA Group found just six per cent of Canadian women say the personal protective equipment (PPE) they wear is designed for them.

That has led them to make troubling modifications, using things like duct tape, to get through the day. This compromises the safety of the workers, as the modifications may be making the PPE less effective.

Join OHS Canada on March 23, 2023, as we bring together experts to address the issue head on and discuss solutions to ensure all workers are getting the proper equipment they need to stay safe on the job.

This half-day educational forum is an exclusive opportunity to position your organization as a leader in the design and implementation of inclusive PPE and to show support for women in the workplace as organizations pause to celebrate International Women’s Day.

Interested in sponsorship opportunities? Contact Silvana Maiolo at smaiolo@annexbusinessmedia.com.

*Schedule subject to change

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1:30 p.m. to 1:35 p.m.
Welcome & Opening Remarks

Todd Humber, senior editor, OHS Canada; and Silvana Maiolo, national brand sales manager, OHS Canada.

1:35 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Keynote Speaker: Jennifer Teague, CSA Group

Jennifer Teague, vice-president, research and planning, CSA Group. Jennifer will walk attendees through the findings of Canadian Women's Experiences with Personal Protective Equipment in the Workplace.

2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Identifying the PPE issues facing women and understanding consequences

Our expert panel will talk through some of the issues facing women on job sites. Speakers: Nicole Wetsch, manager, occupational health and safety section, Edmonton Police Service; Lora McMillan, director, special projects, Ledcor Construction Limited; and Karen Mosca, senior manager of operations, Pembina Pipeline Corporation. Moderator: Paula Campkin, Energy Safety Canada

2:45 p.m. - 3 p.m.

3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Practical PPE solutions for women

Our expert panel will talk through some real and practical solutions to protect women on the job. Speakers: Jennifer Khan, head of inclusive diversity, EllisDon; and Kiran Kapoor, vice president, service delivery, Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS); Chantel Verbin, manager of operations procurement, supply chain, Pembina Pipeline Corporation; Leslie Molin, market segment manager for personal safety, Levitt-Safety. Moderator: Todd Humber, senior editor, OHS Canada.

3:45 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Closing Remarks

Frequently Asked Questions About PPE for Women: Don’t ‘shrink it and pink it’ – real solutions to keep all workers safe

When & Where?

PPE for Women: Don’t ‘shrink it and pink it’ – real solutions to keep all workers safe will take place virtually via Zoom Webinar on March 23, 2023 at 1:30pm ET.

There will be a 15 minute break between live sessions.

Why Virtual?

The safety and wellbeing of our employees, customers, and community is our number one priority. By making this event an online experience, it eliminates the need for attendees and sponsors to travel in-person, while enabling them to still benefit from the event content.

What’s Included?

Your registration provides you with access to watch the virtual keynote, all live sessions, and on-demand recorded content and product demonstrations.

How do I access?

We will email you an access link to the virtual event the morning of March 23, 2023.

If you don’t see an access link in your email inbox, please check your junk folder. If you are still unable to locate the email, contact Tara Jacobs.