Health and Safety Conference

With more than 25 workshops addressing current health and safety issues and trends, WorkSafeNB’s Annual Health and Safety Conference is designed to appeal to everyone − from the newest JHSC member to the most experienced safety professional. Our vision is healthy and safe workplaces in New Brunswick, and our program will help us achieve this vision.


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Conference Program (Workshop details, events) (PDF)

Conference Registration form (PDF)


$350 + HST = $402.50 per delegate. This fee includes all meals and breaks, including buffet breakfasts Thursday and Friday, and the Thursday buffet lunch. Delegates are also invited to attend Wednesday evening’s Conference Welcome Reception.

Cancellations received after September 21, 2018, are non-refundable, although we will accept a delegate substitution. To send a substitute, please call: 1 800 222-9775 (extension 2223)
or 506 632-2223.

Note: All delegates are responsible for booking their own accommodations. Please mention WorkSafeNB’s Health and Safety Conference upon booking to receive these special rates.

Crowne Plaza Fredericton - Lord Beaverbrook (1 866 444-1946)
659 Queen Street
Fredericton, N.B. E3B 1C3
Rooms starting at $154/night 

Delta Hotels by Marriott Fredericton (1 888 236-2427)
225 Woodstock Road
Fredericton, N.B. E3B 2H8
Rooms starting at $165/night

Hilton Garden Inn (1 800 774-1500)
620 Queen Street
Fredericton, N.B. E3B 1C2
Rooms starting at $154/night

Find other accommodations in the area.

For more information about the Health and Safety Conference, please contact us: 

Email:WorkSafeNB Conference

Telephone: 1 800 222-9775 or 506 632-2223

Mailing address:

WorkSafeNB Health and Safety Conference 2018
1 Portland Street, P.O. Box 160
Saint John, N.B. E2L 3X9

Employers, workers, managers, joint health and safety committee members, contractors, human resource professionals, health care personnel, forestry workers, municipal workers, contact centre staff, social workers, educators, health and safety professionals, emergency responders, lawyers, members of construction, agricultural and manufacturing industries, and everyone who is concerned about health and safety in their workplace.

This informal reception is a great opportunity to network with other conference delegates. Be there for a chance to win great spot prizes.

Tour the trade show Wednesday through Friday to learn about health and safety products, and wellness services and opportunities.

For more information on the trade show or the exhibitors, please contact our trade show co-ordinator at or at 506 636-1110.

Join colleagues and friends as we honour New Brunswickers who make workplace health and safety a priority and inspire others to do the same. The annual WorkSafeNB Safety Star Awards recognizes educators, workplace leaders and champions who demonstrate their commitment by action and example.

Opening Plenary with Michelle Ray   
Innovate. Collaborate. Connect: Harness Your Influence as a Safety Pro

Michelle RayHow can you leverage your position and capture the attention and imagination of those with whom you have key relationships? The solution lies in showing that you understand their positions, their perspectives and their interests before making your own suggestions. By acknowledging others first, you are ideally positioned to make the difference - for yourself and your organization.

You get "buy-in" when others connect with your ideas. It is easier to put your own safety agenda forward by listening to others first. Synchronicity is achieved by acknowledging others, even when we may not agree.

During this informative, interactive and dynamic keynote session, you will learn how to communicate your vision in a way that gets noticed. You will be motivated to share the message of safety awareness internally and externally. By increasing your visibility and impact, your career flourishes and your critical role as a safety professional expands. You will leave with new ideas and strategies to energize workplace relationships at all levels, with tangible and long-term results. 

Closing Plenary with Michael Landsberg
Darkness and Hope – Depression, Sports and Me 

Michael Landsberg was the charismatic and outspoken host of TSN's Off the Record — and from watching his show, you'd never guess that he has battled mental illness and depression for most of his life. Lifting the stigma from this topic, Landsberg delivers a powerful and personal keynote on the dangerously misunderstood issues of depression and mental health. Depression can affect even the most successful athletes — from Clara Hughes, one of the great amateur athletes in Canada, to four-time World Series winner Darryl Strawberry. Landsberg shares the story of his own battle with mental illness, as well as the unexplored stories of some of the world's most recognizable sports figures, to show us that recovery, strength and hope are possible in some of our darkest times.


With more than 25 workshops addressing current health and safety issues and trends, WorkSafeNB’s Annual Health and Safety Conference is designed to appeal to everyone.

  • Violence and Harassment Panel Discussion
  • Dealing with Reality: Cannabis and Other Substances of Abuse at Work – What is an Employer to Do?   
  • Good Drivers - Just Drive
  • Safety – There is No Silver Bullet
  • How to Develop a Happy, Productive Safety Culture and Effective Safety Leaders

For details on the schedule and the conference sessions, please view the Conference Program.

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