SWITCH BC welcomes OHS leader secondees

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Statement from Victoria Schmid, SWITCH BC CEO

I am pleased to announce Georgina Hackett and John Fitzgerald will be seconded (from their home organizations who are represented on our Board of Directors) to SWITCH BC for up to 12 months. I am excited to be supported by two experienced and collaborative occupational health and safety (OHS) leaders who will further strengthen the commitment of unions, employers, and physicians to a sectoral approach to improving health and safety and supporting the goals of SWITCH BC.

Georgina Hackett is the Director of Occupational Health and Safety, Hospital Employees’ Union (HEU).

John Fitzgerald is the Executive Director, Health, Wellness, Safety and Ability Management, Island Health.

Georgina and John have been serving on SWITCH BC’s Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) since its inception in April 2022, and will now serve as co-chairs of TAC.