CCOHS invites industry to join the conversation on work site safety at Vancouver conference
The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) will host a two-day national event that will bring together subject experts, workers, employers, and governments to share their knowledge and experience around current and emerging health and safety issues.
CCOHS’ Forum 2016: The Changing World of Work will take place on February 29 and March 1, 2016, in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Forum 2016: The Changing World of Work will offer participants aunique opportunity to explore and understand the health and safety challenges emerging from changes in society, technologies, and work organization.
The program includes the following topics and speakers:
Creating the Space to be Human - Globally recognized humanitarian advocate and former international president of Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders James Orbinski delivers the keynote presentation
Dealing with the Tsunami of Demographic Change -Acclaimed work-life balance researcher, writer, and speaker Dr. Linda Duxbury
Human Factors/Performance - Dr. Todd Conklin, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Findings from the European Survey of Enterprises on New and Emerging Risks - Xabier Irastorza, European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA)
Breakthrough Change in Workplace Health and Safety - Dr. Lynda Robson, Institute for Work and Health (IWH)
Fully Participative Ergonomics - Troy Winters, Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)
Impact of Climate Change on Work - Dr. Carla Lipsig-Mummé, York University
Sex and Gender: Why They Matter - Krystle van Hoof, Institute of Gender and Health (IGH)
Calgary Police: Our Road to Mental Readiness - Theresa Shaw, Calgary Police Service
Innovation and Sponsorship ShowcaseThe Innovation and Sponsorship Showcase will feature health and safety innovations from the following organizations:
European Survey of Enterprises on New and Emerging Risks (ESENER-2) - European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA)
PainPoint Ergonomic App - Occupational Health Clinic for Ontario Workers (OHCOW)
Working on Wellness (WoW) - BC Healthy Living Alliance
Calgary Police Road to Mental Readiness Program - Calgary Police Service
Gender, Work, and Health Research - CIHR Institute of Gender and Health
Sun Safety at Work - School of Occupational and Public Health, Ryerson University in collaboration with National and provincial partners
The event is hosted by CCOHS with sponsorship by:
Working on Wellness (WoW) - led by the BC Healthy Living Alliance
The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)
More information about the event including how to register is available at www.ccohs.ca/events/forum16.
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