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BC Health & Safety Charter Strategy Session February 21

February 21, 2012

Health & Safety

Chilliwack, BC (February 21, 2012) – FIOSA-MIOSA is holding an all-day strategy session today, February 21 at the Terminal City Club in downtown Vancouver on BC’s Health & Safety Leadership Charter.


The strategy session is being moderated by Jim McKinlay, of the Canadian Managing Partner Haines Centre for Strategic Management and includes original signatories to BC’s Health & Safety Leadership Charter.


The day has been designed as an informal setting designed to engender the greatest amount of discussion and ‘blue sky’ thinking. Signatories will also be receiving their framed, signed copy of the Charter at the session.


CEO’s and Senior Executives from around British Columbia signed-on to the landmark document, on October 27 2011. The Charter represents a commitment to lead and promote the highest level of health and safety culture within their organizations. Dave Anderson, President and CEO of WorkSafeBC, was the inaugural endorser of the Charter, the first of its kind in the province.


The Charter was introduced at the Leading Performance Conference, a day-long conference on health & safety that included speakers and attendees from WorkSafeBC, Rio Tinto Alcan, Pacific Environmental Consulting, and many of the province’s top leaders from the manufacturing sector. The Conference was organized and hosted by the FIOSA-MIOSA Safety Alliance of B.C., a non-profit association representing B.C.’s food & beverage processing and manufacturing industries.


These signatories to the Health & Safety Leadership Charter represent the first step towards the Alliance’s 150@2015 goal of having 150 of B.C.’s senior executives sign the Charter by 2015. FIOSA-MIOSA Safety Alliance’s CEO Lisa McGuire says the Charter is an important starting-point for leaders.


“The Charter is a public declaration to our employees, customers and the communities we serve that we value health & safety” said McGuire. “We’re encouraging leaders to add their signatures, demonstrating a commitment to providing a prevention-based workplace culture.”


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Mike Archer



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