The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) is hosting a tripartite, national event to explore health and safety issues that are emerging from changing workplaces. CCOHS Forum 2007 is scheduled to take place September 17 & 18, 2007 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
With "Emerging Health & Safety Issues in Changing Workplaces: A Canadian Discussion" as the theme, this two-day event will bring together subject experts, workers, employers and governments to share their knowledge and experience around this pan-Canadian issue, and to discuss problems and solutions.
Research shows that people are very concerned with how the health and safety of workers are impacted by the changes they are facing today. The workforce is aging and is increasingly more diverse. And the "nature" of the workplace is also changing with the growth of contract, seasonal and part-time employment and outsourcing. All of these present new issues such as gaps in worker protection, accountability and responsibility for occupational health and safety in the changing workplace.
Forum07 seeks to provide an opportunity for participants to explore and better understand how these unique challenges impact the health and safety needs of workers.
Forum participants will take part in interactive, informative workshop and plenary sessions and benefit from the discussions between and presentations by leading Canadian and international experts.
This will be CCOHS' second national forum. The first one held in 2005 brought together nearly 350 Canadians who shared concerns, debated issues and made recommendations on the issue of occupational disease. It is expected that Forum07 will generate a similar interest and enthusiasm, and will help stimulate creative solutions among Canadians to help ensure people can be safe and healthy at work.
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