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Reopening and protecting workers during Covid-19

Date:  May 26, 2020
Time:  9:30 AM PDT

About the Presentation

Companies with effective health and safety systems and emergency control plans are best equipped to adapt in a crisis. Through this time, we need to recognize the hazards we face in our industries and remain vigilant to control them—despite the long hours and new ways of working—to protect employees and our customers.

Reliance Insurance invites you to a 60 minute Zoom event with Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC CEO Lisa McGuire. Get insights into how you should be rethinking your workspace and updated operations as you prepare to reopen or revitalize to a greater production capacity.

Presentation Outline

  • Find out how businesses are adapting health and safety practices to minimize the risk of exposure to COVID-19—including the development of a safe operations plan for reopening  across various organizations:  office, retail, manufacturing, hospitality, distribution)
  • Beyond sanitization and physical distancing, learn important considerations for business leaders and managers to improve safety and reduce anxiety.
  • Plan to address a new set of risks using the hierarchy of controls as employees return to a fundamentally different workplace.
  • Planning, purchasing and securing PPE supplies.
  • How to be prepared for a potential second wave.

Who Will Benefit:

  • C-suite Executives
  • Senior Management
  • Risk Managers
  • Front Line Managers
  • Operations Managers
  • HR Managers

Meet the Presenters

Lisa McGuire, CEO, Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC

Founder and CEO, Lisa oversees all management, governance, and strategic direction of the Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC, the not-for-profit health and safety association for BC manufacturers and food processors. Under Lisa’s leadership, the organization more than doubled membership to 3000 while growing a multi-layer infrastructure under a 14-director Policy Board. Lisa is also the organizational founder of the BC Safety Charter whose vision is to engage BC Senior Executives to create a culture of safety and well-being making our province the safest place to live and work in Canada. This BC Safety Charter transitioned into an independent Society under “The Executive Health & Safety Council of BC” in 2020. Other important accomplishments include leading the development of a National Health & Safety Audit Standard and is working to establish a National, Health & Safety Professional Certification program in manufacturing. Lisa’s educational background includes an Agricultural Science education through the University of Saskatchewan and UBC. She is also a Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) and a certified Director (ICD.D) through the Institute of Corporate Directors-Rotman, Directors Education Program.


Cari Uttley,  CIP CAIB
Senior Account Executive
Reliance Insurance Agencies Ltd.

Cari joined Reliance Insurance Agencies in 2016, through the acquisition of Whyte Insurance Services where she worked for over 30 years.   She has continued in her role as Senior Account Executive managing a diverse book of clients. She prides herself on her caring approach which is likely why she has established such strong relationships with her clients. Some of her clients have been with her since the early 1980’s. “That is one of the main reasons why I love this job, it is the people I get to interact with” She has earned her CIP Designation and CAIB Honors Certification. Her portfolio consists of both personal, farm and business clients including strata, retail, contractor, small manufacturing and director & officer risks.
Since joining Reliance she has had some wonderful opportunities such as participating in a life changing house building trip to the Dominican Republic with Bridges to Community Canada and proudly raised over $8,000 for the charity. Cari continues with volunteering for the Annual Rock the Pacific fund raiser. She joined a ladies fun soccer league with some of the gals at Reliance and proudly sports the Diablitas “Little Devils” Jersey.



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