Mr. John Beckett

VP, Operations, BC Maritime Employers, Canada

John is currently a Vice President with the British Columbia Maritime Employers Association. He is well known for his work with employers where he designed and implemented many successful human resource and health and safety programs in the municipal, aviation, manufacturing and marine industries.

John is responsible for providing leadership and direction of the Maritime Employers Association training, safety and recruitment systems for members and their employees. The BCMEA trains over 3000 employees per year in technical equipment operation, skills education and safety. He holds an MBA from Royal Roads University, is a Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP), is Certified Human Resource Professional (CHRP) and is a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors Program and holds the ICD.D designation. He is a past adjunct professor at UBC teaching Modern Safety Management in the Master’s of Occupational Hygiene and Environment Program.

John previously was a Director on the Board of the Canadian Centre of Occupational Health & Safety and sits on the Board of the National Maritime Safety Association. He is the Chair of Board for the International Cargo Handling and Coordination Association and represents employers as a member of the Governing Body of the at the International Labour Organization on labour and codes of practice issues. He previous served as a public interest representative and was the Chair of the Board of WorkSafeBC for two years.


TS3 - Innovations in tripartite governance of occupational safety and health

The tri-partite model for the governance of OSH policy and regulatory development has been an effective approach to strengthening worker health protection in Canada, and many other countries. This technical session will review global innovations in tripartite governance in support of policy, regulation and standard development. The session will consider opportunities and challenges in the new world of work, and examine how the model has supported a culture of prevention. Panelists will discuss the work of the tri-partite technical committee that developed ILO Convention C190, and the session will include four case studies of tripartite governance experiences in Chile, New Zealand, Singapore and Canada.

Cameron Mustard, Canada

John Beckett, Canada
Marie Clarke Walker, Canada
Pedro Contador, Chile
Michael Dauncey, Canada
Sujoy Dey, Canada
Fiona Ewing, New Zealand
John Ng, Singapore
Rakesh Patry, Canada
Shelley Uvanile-Hesch, Canada

Live : 2021/09/22 10:30 EDT - 12:15 EDT
Rerun : 2021/09/22 - 20:30 EDT - 22:15 EDT

SYM17 (Formerly S29) - Forget the old safety framework approach:  Go for a great place to work

Procedures, processes, and risk assessments are only one way to improve OSH. Beyond the old safety framework approach, what is crucial is to create a culture which translates OSH into something tangible, related to daily life of workers. The session will draw on practical experiences to demonstrate the potential of strong workplace OSH culture to support OSH performance and business success. 

Kris De Meester, Belgium  

John Beckett, Canada 
Wouter De Gier, Netherlands 
Wolf Kirsten, United States of America 
Karolien Van Nunen, Belgium

Live : 2021/09/22 - 13:45 EDT - 15:15 EDT
Rerun : 2021/09/22 - 23:45 EDT - 2021/09/23 - 01:15 EDT