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Ice road trucker to speak at Thunder Bay safety conference

Alex Debogorski among featured guests
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Alex Debogorski, who’s featured on the reality TV show ‘Ice Road Truckers,’ is among the featured guests slated to appear at a Thunder Bay safety conference this May 1. (Supplied photo)

Alex Debogorski, who’s featured on the reality TV show ‘Ice Road Truckers’ is among the featured guests slated to appear at a Thunder Bay safety conference this May 1.

Workplace Safety North and the Public Services Health and Safety Association (PSHSA) will hold the one-day conference on May 1 at the Valhalla Inn.

Themed 'Building Safer Communities,' the conference focuses on trending topics in health and safety, including mental health, multigenerational workplaces, leadership and culture.

“The conference features a variety of health and safety keynote speakers,” said Chris Serratore, WSN’s prevention services director in Thunder Bay, in a release. “A panel of community partners will provide insight into workplace mental health issues and how do deal appropriately with them.”

The community panel, themed ‘Navigating Mental Health Issues in the Workplace,’ will feature:

  • Krystina Hunter, mental health co-ordinator for the City of Thunder Bay;
  • Kristine Baccar, business development manager at Superior Strategies;
  • Tiffany Stubbings, director program services for the Canadian Mental Health Association (Thunder Bay); and
  • Evelyne LeBlanc, crisis response manager for the Canadian Mental Health Association (Thunder Bay).

Joining Debogorski as featured speakers will be comedian and mental health advocate Big Daddy Tazz, and Jim Lees, an intergenerational wellness specialist.

A number of additional sessions will be held, along with a full day tradeshow.

Workplace Safety North is one of four health and safety associations in Ontario, and the only one based in the North. WSN provides provincewide, government-approved workplace health and safety services for mining and forest products sectors, as well as for businesses and communities across Northern Ontario.

For more information, visit www.workplacesafetynorth.ca/subsite/thunder-bay-health-and-safety-conference.




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