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CSIS seeking presentations for annual conference

Workplace Safety in Security is the focus of The Canadian Society for Industrial Security (CSIS) annual conference to be held in Toronto this October.

On October 17 and 18, CSIS will mark its 53rd year providing leadership in the private security profession in Canada. This year the national conference will be held in Toronto in tandem with Security Canada Central, the largest private security industry trade show in Canada, put on by Canadian Security Association (CANASA).

The 2007 CSIS National Conference will explore the latest thinking on how  the security industry can make sure that workplaces are as safe as possible, both for the protected and for the protectors.

The executive has issued a call for presentations on specific subject areas. The CSIS 2007 National Conference Committee is seeking presenters to deliver presentations under five topic headings:

Legal Issues/Occupational Health and Safety Laws and Regulations.
How government regulatory agencies that deal with occupational health and safety are starting to focus on the private security industry, and what ramifications this will have for the industry.

Industry Trends/Convergence:
The trend toward convergence of security, first aid, and emergency response services in the contemporary workplace.

Client Services/Workplace Violence Prevention:
The role of in-house security departments/contract security service suppliers in the development and implementation of workplace violence prevention programs.

Training/Use of Force Training:
How to determine what use of force training your employees need and how to deliver it to them. Human Resources/Shift work: Reducing security worker absenteeism, illness, accidents, and productivity lag through effective management of shift-work related health issues.

Human Resources/Shift Work:
Reducing security worker absenteeism, illness, accidents, and productivity lag through effective management of shift-work related health issues.

Presentations for this year’s conference should be between 30 to 45 minutes in length. Anyone who is interested in presenting under one of the five selected topic areas listed above should communicate directly with Bob Marentette, Executive Director of CSIS, at executivedirector@csis-scsi.org.

In your submission, please include the following:

Ӣ Your name, employer, and position title.
Ӣ A brief description of the presentation that you would like to make.
Ӣ A brief description of why you think your presentation is important.
Ӣ A brief description of your credentials as an expert on the topic on which you want to present, and of your credentials as a presenter.

The deadline for submissions, if you wish to be considered as a speaker for the 2007 CSIS National Conference, is July 20, 2007.


July 10, 2007
By Jennifer Brown


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