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Entrepren-Hour: Workplace Safety Seminar

Thursday, July 18 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

ATB Entrepreneur Centre, Lethbridge

In this 90-minute seminar, attendees will learn techniques for prevention and surviving workplace violence and harassment for employers and employees.

Seminar includes information on: Self defense | Risk mitigation | Training | Prevention

Employers and employees will be provided the knowledge and skills necessary to prevent and defend themselves in dangerous situations. 

Topics covered include:

  • Workplace culture
    1. Workplace violence
    2. Workplace harassment
    3. Reporting & Investigation
  • Occupation Health & Safety Obligations
    1. Hazard assessment
    2. Working alone
  • Self Defense
    1. Elements of assault
    2. Escaping dangerous situations
    3. Conflict training


About the Speakers: 

Jim Flannery, Flannery Safety Consulting

Jim Flannery is a safety consultant in the Lethbridge, AB area. He has been in the safety field since 2000, working for companies of all shapes and sizes. From small companies of fewer than 10 employees, to large multi-national corporations with thousands of workers all over the globe, Jim has been there.

Jim graduated from the University of Calgary in 1994 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a minor in Political Science. He earned his National Construction Safety Officer (NCSO) designation in 2003 through the Alberta Construction Safety Association (ACSA). Since then, he has earned an Occupational Health and Safety diploma from the University of Alberta and, in 2015, became the very first Gold Seal certified Safety Coordinator in Lethbridge, AB.

In the spring of 2018, Jim earned his Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) designation.

Jim’s work experience has had him in the field as a Health and Safety Supervisor on construction projects worth anywhere from a few hundred dollars to hundreds of millions of dollars. He has also spent time on oil and gas projects in northern Alberta with in-depth safety protocols as well as in an office environment where risks were relatively low and ergonomic concerns were the biggest issue.


Tyrel McLelland, Kodiak Martial Arts

Ty has been studying martial arts for 28 years. Find him on Facebook page at Kodiak Martial Arts Taber. Throughout his experience in martial arts and physical security, he noted that traditional and sport-based martial arts are lacking in techniques and tactics that work in the real world. Squaring off and fighting an opponent unarmed and one-on-one is almost nonexistent in reality. There’s often multiple opponents and almost always weapons. This led to Ty seeking out the Reality Based Personal Protection System, which is a great supplement for experienced martial artists and untrained civilians alike.

Ty is a certified Reality Based Instructor,

4th Degree Black Belt, World Black Belt Bureau

3rd Degree Black Belt, Hwa Rang Taekwondo Federation

2nd Degree Black Belt, International Taekwondo Council

1st Degree Black Belt, Chung Do Kwan Taekwondo Association


Kate Miller, OnTrack Human Resources Coaching & Consulting

Kate Miller is a local Human Resources professional who is recognized for her high principals, calm demeanor, loyalty, and confidentiality. With over 10 years’ HR experience in the fields of law, manufacturing, and post-secondary, Kate’s scope of practice lends itself to a variety of industries and businesses. She understands the complex human resource needs of small to medium-sized businesses and is happy to provide ethical, confidential, and non-judgemental expert advice and support. 

Kate holds the Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) designation and is a member of CPHR Alberta. She is a proud alumnus of the University of Lethbridge majoring in Human Resources and Labour Relations with a minor in Corporate Social Responsibility and Co-op Designation. 

Kate and her family reside in Lethbridge with her husband, Keith, and 2 children. When not providing top-notch support, Kate enjoys having dance parties with her kids, eating dinners others have cooked, and spending time with her friends sipping wine.

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