SSM Welcomes Industry Expert on Human Factors in Safety

  • DaveFennellSSM is pleased to be hosting Human Factors in Safety and Engineering, a special presentation by Dave Fennell, industry expert and Canadian Safety Professional of the Year.
    Read Dave’s full bio…

    October 5 & 6, 2016
    8:00 am to 4:00 pm
    3-1680 Notre Dame Avenue

    Call 204-949-1085 or email for more info or to register!

    Every workplace has people in it!

    Yet we continue to see equipment, facilities, procedures and tools created with little consideration for how people would interact with them.

    The 2-day Human Factors in Safety and Engineering course:

    • addresses these issues to make our workplaces safer  
    • leads safety professionals, engineers and managers through the Human Factors Spectrum
    • provides tools, processes and approaches that will improve the interaction between people, facilities and management systems
    • shows participants how to prevent incidents, assess incidents and address safety issues
    • demonstrates how to use these factors to understand and prevent human error
     The course may be eligible for maintenance points for CHRP, CRSP and APEGM.

    $599 per person, includes light breakfast and lunch
    Payment is required in advance at the time of registration.
    Cancellation before September 5 will not be subject to penalty. Cancellations after September 5 will result in a $200 charge.


    Dave Fennell – CRSP, BSc, CET

    Dave Fennell has retired from his roles as the Senior Safety Advisor for Imperial Oil and the Senior Technical Professional for Safety for ExxonMobil.

    Dave has a BSc. in Environmental Sciences, a diploma in Civil Engineering Technology and is a Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP). He has developed approaches to safety management which have produced results that are widely recognized and have been featured in several safety management videos. He is a regular guest lecturer at the University of Alberta on Behaviour Based Safety and Human Factors in Engineering and Safety. He has presented at conferences across North America inspiring safety professionals, management and workers and creating positive changes in safety.

    Dave has developed Human Factors training for ExxonMobil, Imperial Oil, the University of Alberta and the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA).  He has done human factors assessments on issues ranging from accessibility issues, physical demands on workers, control room design, equipment design, human error protective equipment, behaviours and risk tolerance.

    The Canadian Society of Safety Engineering has recognized Dave’s contributions to the field by awarding him the distinction of Canadian Safety Professional of the Year.