Canadian humanitarian to inspire at national health and safety workplace event: CCOHS

Canadian James Orbinski, one of the world’s leading scholars and scientists in global health, will be the keynote speaker for the national health and safety conference hosted by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS).
Forum 2016: The Changing World of Work will take place on February 29 and March 1, 2016, in Vancouver, B. C.

“Dr. Orbinski is not only an esteemed, accomplished Canadian; his values and vision of a safer, more compassionate society aligns with those of our audience and I look forward to introducing him to our health and safety community,” said president and CEO, Steve Horvath, CCOHS.

The unique event will bring together subject experts, workers, employers, and governments from across the country to share their knowledge and experience around current and emerging health and safety issues.

Featuring expert speakers, panel discussions, interactive events, and an innovation and best practices showcase, the event is an opportunity for participants to collaborate on integrated, comprehensive approaches to total health and wellness at work.

Keynote speaker Orbinski will benefit the conversation on health and safety at the workplace by sharing his vast experience in numerous roles with Doctors Without Borders (MSF) where he has served in some of the most tragic humanitarian crises.

In 1999, he accepted the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to MSF for its pioneering approach to medical humanitarianism, and approach to witnessing.