Retired International Space Station Commander Chris Hadfield is coming to Vancouver to address the CEOs and Senior Executives of the BC Safety Charter.
Hadfield is the keynote speaker at the BC Safety Charter Roundtable which will be held May 1 at the Burnaby Delta Hotel and Conference Centre. Hadfield will be joining former Vancouver Canucks captain Trevor Linden and sharing some of his experiences and his views on the importance of health and safety with the business leaders.
Hadfield began his career with NASA at the Johnson Space Center in August 1992, where he addressed technical and safety issues for Shuttle Operations Development, contributed to the development of the glass shuttle cockpit, and supported shuttle launches at the Kennedy Space Center, in Florida.
He was NASA’s Chief CAPCOM, the voice of mission control to astronauts in orbit, for 25 space shuttle missions. From 1996 to 2000, he represented CSA astronauts and coordinated their activities as the Chief Astronaut for the CSA Health and safety have always been key components of every aspect of his work both on the ground and in space.
The rigours and dangers of space travel, and the fact that the lives of others are affected by one’s actions and decisions, have put workplace health and safety front and center in mind and have come to affect everything he does.
Linden, who signed the Charter in July of 2013, is owner of Club 16 Trevor Linden Fitness, a major Vancouver area chain of health and fitness locations. The former Canucks Captain is proud of his company’s commitment to health and safety and feels the Safety Charter is one of the best ways to demonstrate that commitment.
The Charter was launched in 2011 and has grown to include more than 100 companies and organizations such as RIO Tinto Alcan, BC Hydro and Overwaitea Foods. Since its launch in 2011 the BC Safety Charter has been recognized both nationally and internationally and has been described as one of the most significant business initiatives in Western Canada.
“We are committed to driving that safety culture message home across all industries, businesses, organizations and communities in BC through our commitment to corporate and social responsibility,” says Charter Steering Committee Chair Ben Hume.
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