Food processing and manufacturing CEOs gather in Vancouver over health and safety
The CEOs and senior executives of the food processing and manufacturing industries in BC will be getting together in Vancouver Oct. 27 to discuss health and safety and chart a way forward towards a safer, healthier and more socially responsible industry.
“Health and safety are issues these industries take very seriously and with changes in the marketplace industry leaders feel it is time to establish a set of higher standards and meet them,” says Lisa McGuire, Executive Director of FIOSA-MIOSA, Safety Alliance of BC.
FIOSA-MIOSA, which is sponsoring the conference, is a not-for-profit industry organization that seeks to set industry standards for health and safety as well as address challenges and opportunities specific to food and beverage processing and manufacturing.
The Alliance was established by industry leaders in December 2007, (originally called the BC Food Processors Health and Safety Council), to help reduce injuries and claims costs industry-wide, and to exchange information about how this can be achieved.
The Alliance works in partnership with WorkSafeBC in their ‘Partners in Injury and Disability Prevention Program’, by offering Certificate of Recognition (COR) accreditation. COR is a program that recognizes and financially rewards employers who have high standards of occupational health and safety and return-to-work programs.
One of the objectives of the conference will present a public charter, signed by industry CEOs and senior executives, committing their organizations to achieving higher standards of health and safety.
The Leading Performance 2011 Conference 2011 will be held Oct 27 at the Terminal City Club in Vancouver.