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February 11, 2016
By CCOHS

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Feb. 11, 2016 – 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.

The Program
Forum 2016: The Changing World of Work will offer participants a unique opportunity to explore and understand the health and safety challenges emerging from changes in society, technologies, and work organization.

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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 Showcase
The 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:

  • WorkSafeBC
  • Working on Wellness (WoW) – led by the BC Healthy Living Alliance
  • UNIFOR
  • The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

For more information
www.ccohs.ca/events/forum16


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