Around 200 people are attending a safety seminar in Grande Prairie today.
It is being held to mark North American Occupational Safety and Health Week, which will run May 7 to 13.
Spokesman Duane Goretzky says there will be an emphasis on mental health.
“OHS is actually pushing a lot of the organizations to discuss mental health. As you know, in the (energy) industry now, there’s a lot of issues that have been developing and there’s a lot of concerns in the environment and a lot of companies have to deal with mental health issues quite a bit.”
He adds another session will touch on the upcoming legalization or marijuana.
“With our industry, as well as with other industries, (the issue) is what are your rights as an employer with an employee who has this and as an employee, what are your rights with an employer.”
Goretzky says another presentation will be from mountain climber Andrew Brash, who led a rescue of another climber on Mount Everest.
About 200 people are expected to attend. It is taking place at the Paradise Inn and Conference Centre.