People who are in the business of occupational health, safety, or the environment are invited to attend the Southeast Enviro and Safety Seminar (SEESS) at the Saskatchewan Energy Training Institute in Estevan on Wednesday, March 20.
The seminar has been held annually, alternating venues between Weyburn and Estevan, for the past 16 years. It will be held in Estevan for the second straight year in 2013, due to renovations underway at the Southeast Regional College's Weyburn campus.
Organized by a group of volunteers with energy and environmental backgrounds, the seminar succeeds at attracting presenters.
“We are very excited about the quality of our presenters this year,” said SEESS co-chair Doug McDavid, who is the operations safety supervisor at SaskPower. “This year’s speakers are very well-known within the industry and have been booked for our event a year in advance.”
The main goal of the event is to provide a quality learning opportunity for employers and employees.
“We believe that education and continuous learning for industry folks will only help move our growing industry forward into the future,” said co-chair Wayne Irwin, the environmental health and safety advisor with Plains Midstream Canada.
The majority of the audience will be from southeast Saskatchewan, but awareness of the seminar has spread throughout the Prairie provinces.
Keynote speakers include ergonomics specialist Mike Harnett and health and wellness expert Sylvia Yaeger. Both will deliver innovative and entertaining presentations on health, wellness, and injury prevention. Completing the agenda are presenters with expertise on current events and topics related to industry and environment.
They include Tim Kalynchuk of the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board, environmental consultant Jennifer Neilson, environmental scientist Greg Lewis, Southeast Saskatchewan Airshed Association Terry Gibson, and Todd Han, who is with the Saskatchewan Ministry of the Economy's Petroleum Natural and Gas Division.
Registration for the seminar is $150 per person, and includes lunch, a seminar gift, and a chance to win door prizes. The registration and sponsorship deadline has been extended to March 20.