Guest Speakers

IOSH Alberta offers professional and informative guest speakers to each association meeting. This ensures our members are kept informed of legislative, WCB, OH&S, innovative equipment and tools, training, as well as industry programs. 

Our association members have truly benefited from the sharing of knowledge and expertise by our previous guest speakers. Contact our administrator if you're interested in being an IOSH guest speaker. 


January 18, 2018

OHS Technical Advisor Jason Shenkarek. Jason will be presenting on the importance of mental health. 


March 15, 2018

Dr. Melissa Snider-Adler, M.D., C.C.F.P., M.R.O. (AAMRO), D,A.B.A.M., Chief Medical Review Officer

Dr. Snider-Adler is the Chief Medical Review Officer for DriverCheck. Her background is in Family Medicine, but has worked primarily in the field of Addiction for the last sixteen years. Dr. Snider-Adler gives talks across Canada to companies, physicians and the community about workplace substance abuse and addiction prevention and treatment.


May 17, 2018 

Matthew Hofer from NAIT will be presenting on the current Health & Safety Diploma program at NAIT 

Rob Fegan from Alberta OHS will be presenting on the upcoming changes to the Act (Bill 30) 


September 20, 2018

Leanne Andrews from Shell will be providing an incident investigation workshop

Mike Fedun from the Alberta Society of Health & Safety Professionals will provide information on the newly formed society  


Upcoming Guest Speaker:

November 15, 2018 

Susan Sawatzky B.Ed, CRSP will be presenting on stress management in the workplace. 

Susan Sawatzky, is currently the Director of In-Scope Solutions, a health and safety consulting company specializing in fatigue and stress management and engaging clients across North America. Susan is also an instructor with the University of New Brunswick, the University of Alberta, and the University of Calgary, instructing various courses in their various OHS programs. She is a certified External COR Safety Auditor for the Alberta Association for Safety Partnerships (AASP) and the Alberta Municipal Health & Safety Association (AMHSA) and is a Certified Psychological Health and Safety Advisor (CMHC).

Susan works directly at the industry level with many industry groups and associations, including the mining and resource extraction industry, the transportation industry, and the direct delivery industry, to assist them in guiding change throughout their industries. She was involved in creating fatigue policy and guidelines for the Canadian oil and gas industry as the previous manager of their fatigue portfolio.  She has also worked, at a client level, with many industries including utilities, manufacturing, hospitality, mining, petrochemical, agriculture, municipalities, and atmospheric research, as well as working with several HR and HSE professional associations.