Catch the latest COVID-19 workplace compliance updates at the WMS Live Stage
November 26, 2021 | 11:24 am CST
COVID-19 workplace safety

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario – Experts in law and safety will provide a comprehensive update on the latest government rules and protocols related to COVID-19 workplace issues during the Woodworking Machinery & Supply Conference & Expo (WMS).

The free presentation,  “COVID Legal Updates with the Return to Work Implications,”  by Edward Snetsinger of Sherrard Kuzz LLP, and Randy Dignard of Industrial Safety Trainers is scheduled for Noon Friday, Feb. 25, at the WMS Live Stage on the expo floor. The session is one of several free WMS Live presentations produced by the Wood Manufacturing Cluster of Ontario.

Edward Snetsinger of SHerrard Kuzz LLP
Edward Snetsinger

Snetsinger is an expert on labour law with a focus on helping employers respond to union organizing, collective bargaining, grievance arbitration and human rights issues. Sherrard Kuzz LLP is one of Canada’s leading employment and labour law firms exclusively representing the interests of employers. The firm’s recognition includes being consistently named among Canada’s Top 10 Employment and Labour Boutiques by Canadian Lawyer, and a 5-Star Safety Law Firm for excellence in occupational health and safety by Canadian Occupational Safety.

Randy Dignard of Industrial Safety Trainers
Randy Dignard

Dignard is the founder and president of Industrial Safety Trainers Inc. and is a frequent presenter to Ontario businesses on issues they need to know to ensure the safety of their employees and compliance with Ontario Safety Laws.

Snetsinger’s and Dignard’s joint presentation will discuss the post-COVID-19 workplace and the many legal compliance implications wood manufacturing employers need to consider, including: 

  • Employee COVID vaccinations;
  • Employee leave and accommodations; 
  • Work reintegration; and
  • Health and safety protocols.

View the full WMS Live education agenda.

About the Wood Machinery & Supply Conference & Expo (WMS)
WMS is world-renowned as Canada’s preeminent industrial woodworking event. For more than four decades, WMS has connected Canada’s woodworking professionals with the world’s most prominent machinery manufacturers and suppliers. WMS 2019 attracted attendees from nine Canadian provinces and two territories.

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The 2019 edition featured 75,000 square feet of exhibit space and more than 175 exhibitors.  According to show management, a new floorplan will be available soon.

For information about exhibiting and sponsorship opportunities, contact Rich Widick,; 630-929-7918.

View the interactive prospectus.

More upcoming Woodworking Network events
Closets Conference & Expo co-located with Wood Pro Expo California, April 27-29, 2022, San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, Calif.

Executive Briefing Conference, September 15-17, 2022, The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, Colo.

Wood Pro Expo Lancaster, October 13-14, 2022, Spooky Nook Sports Center, Manheim, Pa.

Salon Industriel du Bois Ouvré (SIBO), October 27-29, 2022, Centrexpo Cogeco, Drummondville, Quebec.

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Rich Christianson is the owner of Richson Media LLC, a Chicago-based communications firm focused on the industrial woodworking sector. Rich is the former long-time editorial director and associate publisher of Woodworking Network. During his nearly 35-year career, Rich has toured more than 250 woodworking operations throughout North America, Europe and Asia and has written extensively on woodworking technology, design and supply trends. He has also directed and promoted dozens of woodworking trade shows, conferences and seminars including the Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo and the Woodworking Machinery & Supply Conference & Expo, Canada’s largest woodworking show.