WMS Live: How to get financially rewarded for keeping your woodworkers safe
January 3, 2022 | 12:18 pm CST
WSIB Health and Safety Excellence Program

The WSIB Health and Safety Excellence program presentation is one of a half dozen educational sessions being produced by the Wood Manufacturing Cluster of Ontario.

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario – The premise behind the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board’s Health & Safety Excellence Program is simple: reward companies for their due diligence and pro-active efforts to safeguard their employees.
 

James Ebida health and safety consultant
James Ebida, founder and president of Proactive Health and Safety Solutions

Woodworkers attending the 2022 Woodworking Machinery & Supply Conference & Expo can learn more about the program at a free presentation scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, at the WMS Live Stage. 

James Ebida, founder and president of Proactive Health and Safety Solutions (PHS), will explain how the performance-based program works, including how companies can receive rebates for successfully incorporating health and safety measures into their daily practices. 

Ebida has 20 years of experience in the field of health and safety. He has developed, coordinated and delivered a variety of technical and specialized training courses for large organizations, as well as federal and provincial government agencies. Ebida, an accredited systems auditor, has also conducted reviews of corporate safety and health programs with the goal of helping improve their effectiveness.

The WSIB Health and Safety Excellence program presentation is one of a half dozen educational sessions being produced by the Wood Manufacturing Cluster of Ontario. The WMS Live Stage brings free timely business and manufacturing topics right to the show floor throughout WMS, Feb. 24-26, 2022, at the International Centre.

See the full WMS Live Stage schedule.

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, rwidick@heiexpo.com; 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.