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HRANS - Safety 101 (Halifax)
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This interactive session will outline the basics of Safety including why safety is important to organizations and why it is also individually important to the people that work in those organizations. (CPHR CPD Hours: 3.0)

When: Tuesday, March 7, 2017
8:45am - 12:00pm
Where: HRANS Training Room
84 Chain Lake Drive
Suite 103
Halifax, Nova Scotia 

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CPHR CPD Hours: 3.0


Safety 101

Safety can be a serious and sometimes complicated subject. This interactive session will outline the basics of Safety, including why it is important to organizations and why it is also individually important to the people that work in those organizations. This session will discuss developing and implementing an organizational safety policy, developing a safety program, creating and supporting active safety committees, managing safety training requirements and required inspections. This session will also include a review of the related Occupational Health and Safety legislation including the Nova Scotia Occupational Health and Safety Act and it’s regulations in an easy-to-understand way. Participants will discuss the reasons why safety concerns are sometimes overlooked and potential solutions discussed. Practical examples and templates will be provided for use. Legal topics such as employee and employer rights and responsibilities will be discussed as well as what is really meant by the concept of due diligence.  
This session will identify the areas of where Safety and Human Resource concerns overlap, considering how to handle confidential and health related information, as well as discuss safety concerns that may arise due to employment relationship breakdowns.

Learning Objectives

  • Develop an awareness of the Nova Scotia Occupational Health and Safety Act and its related regulations
  • Be comfortable with the key sections in legislation with respect to basic Safety requirements
  • Review areas where Human Resources and Safety overlap
  • Develop a strategy to implement basic Safety requirements in the workplace
  • Develop a strategy to review existing safety compliance


About the Facilitator

Jerry Aguinaga, CPHR is a Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) and Canadian Human Resource Professional (CHRP). He has been working in the Environmental Health and Safety field for over 25 years in various fields including aerospace, pharmaceuticals and now academia. Jerry has a very practical approach to implementing and reviewing safety programs and is currently the Director of Environmental Health and Safety for Dalhousie University.



  8:30am   Check in and Coffee/Tea available
  8:45am   Session begins
12:00pm   Session concludes 




Early Bird Pricing until February 20, 2017
Members: $79.00 plus HST ($90.85)
Non-Members: $199.00 plus HST ($228.85)


Pricing After February 20, 2017
Members: $109.00 plus HST  ($125.35)
Non-Members: $229.00 plus HST ($263.35)


Late Registration Pricing (if space still available, online registration will be open after the deadline) (payment is due with registration for late registrants)
Members: $134.00 plus HST  ($154.10)
Non-Members: $254.00 plus HST ($292.10)



To Register

Pre-registration is required.  To register, click on the register for this event link above. 

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The registration deadline is Monday, February 27, 2017, at 12:00 pm (or earlier if the event is sold out). Please note that registrations are not possible after online registration has closed.  Registration cannot be purchased at the door.


Payment Terms

Payment is due by the registration deadline (February 27) or within 30 days of your registration (whichever is earlier). Payments may be made conveniently online at time of registration by Visa/Mastercard or by cheque received by the registration deadline. Cheques must be received by the registration deadline (February 27) by HRANS at 84 Chain Lake Drive, Suite 103, Halifax, NS  B3S 1A2. Registrations February 20th or later must be paid online at time of registration.

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Cancellation Policy

A full refund, less a $30+HST processing fee, will be issued for cancellations received in writing prior to Monday, February 20, 2017 at 12:00 noon. Those who make reservations and do not attend will be required to pay for the full session fee. Cancellations received in writing prior to 12:00 noon on February 20, 2017 will only be charged the processing fee. Substitutions are permitted up to the business day before the event (for substitutions, the registrant must advise our office of their replacement in writing by 12:00pm on March 6th). Member/non-member rates will be applied to the substitutions. This cancellation policy applies regardless of date of registration.  Registrations after the cancellation deadline are non-refundable.

By registering, you confirm that you have read and agree to the Cancellation Policy.

Chartered Professionals in Human Resources of Nova Scotia
84 Chain Lake Drive, Suite 103 / Halifax, NS / B3S 1A2
Telephone: (902) 446-3660 / Fax: (902) 446-3677