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Webinar series will examine pandemic-related workplace challenges

Workplace Safety North launches monthly lunchtime learning series
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Workplace Safety North (WSN) is launching a monthly online learning series focused on COVID-19-related workplace issues, which will run through the summer.

‘COVID-19 Conversations’ will run once a month in May, June, July and August. Topics will include leadership and workplace culture, mental health and well-being, and back-to-work planning.

"Our world has changed, priorities have shifted, and the way we work and the world in which we work are adapting rapidly," said Angele Poitras, WSN’s community engagement specialist, in a May 12 news release.

"You’re invited to participate in the free monthly Feed Your Brain Lunch and Learn webinar series to discuss the most pressing issues we are all facing."

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The first webinar, ‘Adapting to the New Normal,' will feature community business leaders sharing their experience of shifting work patterns during the global pandemic, and how they demonstrate organizational commitment to their employees’ health and wellbeing.

Presenters will include Karen McKissick, a safety officer with the Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board, and Amy Kembel, the manager of safety and training for Synergy North.

They'll discuss the opportunities and challenges of remote work; engagement strategies to keep the workforce productive; and how to support employee mental well-being during times of uncertainty.

Registration details are available here.

Based in North Bay, WSN provides government-approved workplace health and safety services for the mining and forest products sectors, as well as for businesses and communities across Northern Ontario.