Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE)

Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE)
North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week

North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)

April 30, 2010 14:21 ET

Media Avisory: National Launch of North American Occupational Safety and Health Week (May 2 - 8, 2010)

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 30, 2010) - The Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE) and the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS), together with the CSSE Prince Edward Island Chapter, will officially launch the North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week.  

Keynote speakers:
Ms. Marilyn D'Entremont, Threads of Life
Mr. Bill Meisner, VP, Operations, Cavendish Farms
 
 
Other speakers and special guests include:
Canada's Minister of Labour Lisa Raitt
Minister of Community Services, Seniors & Labour, PEI, Janice Sherry
CSSE President, Art Nordholm
CCOHS President and CEO, Len Hong
ASSE Executive Vice-President, Terrie Norris
Deputy Mayor Stu MacFayden, City of Charlottetown
Chair, WCB Prince Edward Island, Nancy Guptill

Safety & Health: A Commitment for Life: How Safe Are You?

Date: Monday, May 3rd, 2010   

Program   

7:30 – 8:15 am Registration, Meet & Greet   

8:15 – 8:45 am Breakfast    

8:45 – 9:30 am Welcome & Greetings   

9:30 – 11:05 am Keynote Presentations    

11:05– 11:30 am Acknowledgements & Closing Remarks    

11:35 am Flag Raising   

Location: Confederation Centre of the Arts, Memorial Hall
  145 Richmond Street
  Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

For more information on NAOSH Week and activities in your region please visit www.naosh.ca.

Marilyn D'Entremont is a volunteer of Threads of Life – A Workplace Tragedy Family Support Association – and its Speakers Bureau. Threads of Life promotes public awareness and accountability for workplace health and safety. Its mission is to lead and inspire a culture shift where work-related injuries and illnesses are morally, socially and economically unacceptable.
It helps families affected by a workplace fatality, life-altering injury or occupational disease along their journey of healing. It provides these families with referrals and the only one-on-one peer support assistance program in the world that is delivered by trained Volunteer Family Guides who have also experienced a workplace tragedy. It is currently working with more than 700 families from across Canada who have been affected by a workplace tragedy.

Marilyn's family was forever changed when they suffered a sudden workplace tragedy. Many things have changed in Marilyn's family life since that fateful day. This is her story.

Bill Meisner is the Vice President of Operations for Cavendish Farms. He has more than 20 years experience in warehousing, & distribution, as well as farming and food production – experience that he has gained across half of the Canadian provinces. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Dalhousie University. Mr. Meisner will share his insights and experiences direct from the operations floor – "It's not the program alone that makes the difference".

Contact Information

  • Canadian Society for Safety Engineering (CSSE):
    1-877-44-NAOSH (62674) and 416-646-1600
    or
    Canadian Centre for Occupational Health
    and Safety (CCOHS): 1-800-263-8466
    or
    Jocelyne Turner
    Press Secretary, Office of Minister Raitt
    819-953-5646
    or
    Media Relations Office
    Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
    819-994-5559