Michael Helferty

Chemicals in the Workplace — Process and Occupational Safety Fundamentals

Make sure your organization is up-to-speed on best practices and the fundamental aspects of handling chemicals in the workplace

Chemicals are ever-present in our work environments. Some of us operate plants and processes to manufacture them, but all of us use them to perform services in our business and maintain our assets. Let’s review some of the most important and fundamental aspects of Process Safety and Occupational Safety regarding chemicals, and then wrap up  with a quick recap of the WHMIS to GHS transition that is currently in progress in Canada.

Who should attend:

Safety professionals are always interested in these kinds of webinars. However, safety is a team activity/responsibility and everyone is a stakeholder. This webinar will be insightful for Safety Representatives, Supervisors, Engineers, Managers, Operators, and/or Maintenance Technicians. The key here is to ensure everyone understands or is aware of these fundamentals and then makes sure that they are fulfilling their own responsibilities and supporting those of the other stakeholders. Together Everyone Achieves More!

PRESENTER: Michael Helferty, Strategic Dynamics

A tireless proponent of “Success in Safety”, Mike Helferty has more than 30 years of experience across a wide range of industries including, but not limited to, steel, pharmaceutical, distilled Spirits, food, engineering consulting, and large chemical. He is a graduate of the University of Windsor with an Honours BSc in Chemical Engineering. He has worked as a process control engineer, project engineer and manager, frontline supervisor, and operations and site manager and director. Throughout his career, he has consistently been engaged in Health and Safety serving many years as co-chair of Joint Health and Safety Committees and driving employee and organizational attitudes toward health and safety to higher levels. He has previously been a guest speaker for WSPS (Southwest Ontario) and was a speaker in two sessions at the WSPS National Conference in April 2015.

In addition to his (chemical) career experience, he is a regular instructor for PEMAC’s (Plant Engineering and Maintenance Association of Canada) Maintenance Management Professional (MMP) program at St. Clair College (Ontario) and Northern Lakes College (Alberta?.