Dr. Roland Hosein

Dr. Roland Hosein, Vice-President, Environment, Health and Safety, General Electric Canada, is a native of Trinidad who took his B.Sc and M.Sc degrees at the University of London and completed his Ph.D in Epidemiology at the University of Western Ontario in 1983. He conducted research on epidemiology of lung diseases at Yale University, and later led a team in Occupational Health for the Government of Alberta.

Dr. Hosein started the graduate program in Occupational and Environmental Health with the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto (1978) and today maintains a part-time appointment as Associate Professor. He wrote two books, as well as over 30 articles in various scientific journals, and made over 100 presentations on occupational and environmental health to peer groups.  He heads the Canadian delegation on ISO TC 207 on EMS and TC 299 on Nanotechnology.  He is involved in many community projects and chaired the board of an ethnic theatre group, Prime Mentors Canada, the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters, the Industrial Accident Prevention Association, Canadian Innovation Foundation and is a member of the Research Advisory Council of the Ontario Workplace Safety & Insurance Board.  Dr. Hosein is a former John Jenkins Award winner (2005).  He also chairs the Board of the Institute of Work and Health. Member of the Ergonomic Technologies Corporation Scientific Advisory Board.

Dr. Hosein was elected to the CSA Group Board of Directors in June 2007.  He is currently Chair of the EOH & S Committee as well as a member of the Standards Policy Board.

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