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The Northern Ontario Tourism Summit is an event specifically developed for tourism businesses in Ontario. The practical workshops, information sessions and networking opportunities that are available are well worth the $249 per person rate to attend.  
This rate includes all of your meals and sessions from Monday November 14th to Wednesday, November 16th Gala dinner.
Join us November 14th to the 16th and participate in over 15 interactive sessions and networking opportunities that will benefit your business!
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Workplace Safety Sessions at Summit Provide Operators with Huge Advantages
The 2016 Northern Ontario Tourism Summit will include two practical workshops dealing with workplace safety. There are many requirements on business owners to comply with regulations regarding our staff and guests. Take advantage of this opportunity to update yourself and your staff.
Session #1 – Get Your WHMIS Training for FREE – WHMIS 2015 – What You Need to Know
Monday, November 14, 2016
1:00pm – 4:00pm
The national standard Canada uses to classify, label, and communicate information about hazardous products in the workplace, known as WHMIS or WHMIS 1988, is undergoing a multi-year transition that will align it with a global system. The updated system is known as the Globally Harmonized System for the Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). In Canada, it is simply referred to as WHMIS 2015.
During the transition, hazardous products that you use in the workplace may follow WHMIS 1988 requirements or WHMIS 2015 requirements. As a result, you will have the duty to educate and train workers on both systems.
Session #2 – Tourism Workplace Safety – Protecting your bottom line…Safety pays!
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
2:15pm – 3:15pm
Do you know what the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board rates are for the tourism industry? And how you compare? This session will help you find out the answers to those questions and enlighten you as to how you can reduce your costs, resources that are available to you and what incidents are occurring in the tourism industry and how to reduce them.
Join Shannan Boston for an interactive session, she urges that you come prepared with your questions. Shannan is a Northern consultant with the Workplace Safety and Prevention Services.
All participants will leave with a free resource kit, the Workplace Hazardous Material Information System (WHMIS) kit helps with the following:

  • Describe the hazards associated with WHMIS-regulated products
  • Identify the WHMIS hazard classes and symbols
  • Identify the information types covered on supplier and workplace labels
  • Describe the purpose, content and function of a Safety Data Sheet (SDS)
  • Describe the hazard controls for WHMIS-regulated products
  • Describe legal rights and duties under WHMIS
  • Apply the knowledge acquired in this course to their workplace 

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