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Health & Safety in Greenhouse Operations

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November 05, 2020


Date: November 5, 2020 @ 2pm (ET)

Webinar description:

Looking to make the greenhouse a safer place? This webinar will focus on the role supervisors play in supporting a culture of health and safety in the greenhouse. Speakers will explore the relationship between supervisors and workers and how they together can foster safer working environments.

This webinar will build on a root cause analysis in greenhouses conducted via the Greenhouse Risk Assessment Project – a multi-year initiative undertaken by the Ontario Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development in coordination with Workplace Safety & Prevention Services and greenhouse industry stakeholders.

Presented and sponsored by: Workplace Safety & Prevention Services



Jay Remsik
Health & Safety Consultant, Workplace Safety & Prevention Services

Jay has worked in the Occupational Health & Safety field for close to 21 years, first with the Farm Safety Association and now with WSPS. Dealing primarily with the Agricultural Sector over this time, he has developed a strong understanding of its uniqueness of this sectors and its challenges.

Tom Baker
Manager Human Resources, Bayview Flowers

Tom is also Chair of the Ontario Greenhouse Alliance (TOGA) HR Committee. Bayview Flowers grows a large variety of flowers and floral products and is dedicated to providing superior products.


Allison Beekhuis
Manager HR, Jeffery’s Greenhouses

Allison has been with Jeffery’s Greenhouses for 19 years and has 10 years’ experience in HR in the agriculture industry. She manages Jeffery’s safety management program together with Gina Marchionda, Controller. Jeffery’s Greenhouses grow annuals, spring baskets, mixed containers, and potted plants exclusively for Home Depot stores.

Mike Lepera
Health, Safety & Food Manager, Mucci Farms

Mike is dedicated to building a strong safety culture in order to make the workplace safe for all employees. Mucci Farms is a grower, packer, shipper and marketer of fresh, flavourful greenhouse grown produce.

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