Karina Thomas, from the Ministry of Labour with the Government of Alberta, will give a high level overview of the health concerns in the construction and building industry with a focus on chemical exposures and the effects of green building products on the health of construction workers and on people working in the green buildings once they’re completed
11:30am - lunch & networking
11:45am - presentation
12:45pm – Q&A
Dr. Karina Thomas is the Occupational Disease Scientific Lead with the Occupational Health and Safety Policy and Program Development Branch at Alberta Labour. She is part of the team that directs research, surveillance and evaluation for the OHS porgram. Dr Thomas has been with the Government of Alberta for 13 years in both the Ministries of Health and Labour. Her focus has been on Environmental Public Health and Occupational Disease and injury Prevention.
Some of the subject areas she has worked in include: oil and gas, air quality, water quality, food contamination, climate change, EMF, emergency management and other varied topics where the environment or the workplace can affect human health.
Dr. Thomas has a B.Sc. from the University of British Columbia in Chemistry and Oceanography, an M.Sc. from the University of Alberta in Environmental Science, and a Ph.D. from the University of Alberta in Public Health Science.
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Alberta Chapter - Canada Green Building Council
The CaGBC Alberta Chapter seeks to:
Lead and accelerate the transformation to high-performing, healthy green buildings, homes and communities throughout Alberta.