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2024 RPM Speaker Series – Event

April 12 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

2024 RPM Speaker Series – Event

Join RPM: Trucking Industry Safety on Friday, April 12 for our 2024 Speaker Series.  This event is free to attend.


  • 10:30 – 3:00, Friday, April 12, 2024 
  • Location: Concert Room, Fort Garry Hotel (222 Broadway, Winnipeg)
  • Open to health and safety professionals in Manitoba’s trucking industry, trucking company owners, HR/safety professionals, OHS students.



~10:30 – Registration opens
~11:00 – Greetings;  “Ergonomics in the Truck” (speaker: Andrew Dolhy)
~12:00-12:45 – lunch; move to breakout sessions
~1:00 – Breakout Sessions
Session 1: Best Practices for Addressing Harassment and Violence in the Workplace (Speaker: Priti Shah)
Session 2: Supporting Recovery with Return to Work (Speaker: Kim Keating)
~1:45 – Break
~2:00 – Final Speaker: Adopting a Multi-Level Approach to Health Promotion Programming: What We’ve Learned from Long-Haul Truck Drivers in Manitoba (Speaker: Cathy Baxter)
~3:00 – Wrap-Up

About Our Speakers

Priti Shah

Best Practices for Addressing Harassment and Violence in the Workplace

In January 2021,  Bill  C65 amended the Canada Labour Code bringing in new regulations aimed at reducing the risk of workplace harassment and violence.  Are you in compliance?

Praxis Consulting

Priti Shah is a Facilitator, Trainer, Speaker, Coach, Mentor, Consultant, Expert, Mediator, Arbitrator, Lawyer, Workplace Investigator, Strategist and the CEO of PRAXIS Consulting in Winnipeg. Since 1997 PRAXIS clients have had access to a full range of services which focus upon empowering individuals and organizations to problem solve as well and to build inclusive and respectful environments.

Priti has travelled to 68 countries and represented the Government of Canada and the Organization for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights in September 1998 as an observer of the parliamentary elections in Bosnia & Herzegovina.

Priti has been actively involved in joint fundraisers with the Manitoba Bar Association and the Royal  Manitoba Theatre Centre performing in 13 productions including “Guys and Dolls”, “Fiddler on the Roof”, “Grease” and “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”. The productions have raised approximately one million dollars for the theatre. In May 2005, Priti was awarded the Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Contribution to Community from the Women Business Owners of Manitoba.

Priti is committed to international development and traveled to Fiji in 2018 to complete her tenth home build. In July 2018 she completed the Cycle of Hope for Habitat for Humanity Manitoba.  In March 2013 she also traveled to Birmingham, Alabama with Mennonite Disaster Service to assist with rebuilding tornado damaged homes.

In addition to travelling, Priti enjoys spending time with her girls, reading, dancing, musical theatre, working out, hiking, cycling, gardening and taking in the beautiful geography of Canada and the world.

Andrew Dolhy

Ergonomics in the Truck

MFL Occupational Health Centre

Andrew Dolhy is a Certified Professional Ergonomist with 25 years experience in private industry, government and the MFL Occupational Health Centre.   Andrew has completed ten WCB of Manitoba funded ergonomics projects and developed and teaches a 40-hour industrial ergonomics course at Red River College. Andrew was on the Minister of Labour’s Advisory Council from 2008 – 2014.

The Occupational Health Centre (www.ohcmb.ca) is a community health centre funded by the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority.  Our health and safety services involve building capacity within an organization to create safer workers, workplaces and communities.

Catherine Baxter

Adopting a multi-level approach to health promotion programming:  What we’ve learned from Long-haul truck drivers in Manitoba.  

Brandon University

Catherine Baxter RN PhD is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Health Studies at Brandon University. Her teaching and clinical interests are in community health nursing. Catherine’s current research focus in on health promotion, health inequities, and equity, diversity and inclusion in nursing education and practice. Catherine is currently a member of the Community Health Nurses of Canada Leadership Standing Committee and a member of the Community Health Nurses of Manitoba Steering Committee. 

Research Team Catherine Baxter RN. PhD, Neil Cooke M.Ed., Carla D’Andreamatteo RD. MSc., &  Joel Krentz  PhD.

Research Assistants Danica Fitzsimmons, Caroline Mullins, Jesse Windsor, Jasmine Bhasin, Tara Lynn Frykas, Riley Hammond.

Kim Keating

Supporting Recovery through Return to Work

Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba (WCB)

About the session:

Workplace injuries and illnesses are costly to both workers and employers. Preventing workplace injuries should always be the first priority. Understanding employer rights and responsibilities with the WCB and supporting workers with safe and suitable work is an effective way to reduce the human, social and financial cost of a workplace injury.

This session will speak to some basic WCB principles and emphasize the importance of having a proactive return to work program to support workers following workplace injuries and illnesses.


About the speaker: Kim Keating is the Manager of Strategic Engagement and Certification at the Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba (WCB). Kim has been with the WCB for over 24 years in various roles and WCB divisions including Compensation Services and SAFE Work Manitoba.

Kim leads a passionate team of consultants who work with workplaces to better understand the WCB, prevent workplace injuries and improve return to work outcomes in their workplaces. This work is done by providing strategic and targeted prevention and return to work consultations and education resources.

Kim holds a Bachelor of Commerce (honours) degree and a Certificate in Adult and Continuing Education (CACE) both from the University of Manitoba, she is also a Certified Health and Safety Consultant (CHSC) through the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE) and Certified Disability Management Professional (CDMP) through the National Institute of Disability Management and Research (NIDMAR).

Kim recently completed the Effective Workplace Responses to Mental Health program through Pacific Coast University and the Advanced Program in Management, Leadership and Strategy through the University of Manitoba, Asper School of Business.

Kim is also an active community volunteer with United Way Winnipeg and is also a member of the Rossbrook House Foundation Board.


April 12
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Fort Garry Hotel
222 Broadway
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada