Workplace Safety and Insurance Board

Workplace Safety and Insurance Board

May 31, 2006 09:54 ET

WSIB Media Advisory: Rob Ellis Brings Workplace Safety Message to London on June 1

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - May 31, 2006) -

Attention News/Assignment/Photo Editors:

Rob Ellis, an outspoken advocate for workplace safety, is bringing his message to the students of Westminster Secondary School on Thursday, June 1.

In February 1999, Mr. Ellis, a small business owner and father of four, lost his 18-year-old son David in a workplace accident. David died after becoming entangled in a dough mixer at a local bakery. He was on his second day of a temporary job. To honour the memory of his son, Rob Ellis now speaks extensively to students, parents, unions and businesses about the importance of workplace safety and accident prevention.

Mr. Ellis is a key spokesperson for the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board's (WSIB) safe workplace campaigns. "Rob's continuing commitment to promoting workplace safety will help ensure we reach our vision of eliminating all workplace injuries and illnesses in Ontario," says Jill Hutcheon, WSIB President and Interim Chair.

Mr. Ellis will be available for media interviews and media are invited to attend the presentation.

Date: June 1, 2006
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Westminster Secondary School
Address: 230 Base Line Road W
London, ON

Ontario's Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) plays a key role in the province's occupational health and safety system. The WSIB administers no-fault workplace insurance for employers and their workers and is committed to the prevention of workplace injuries and illnesses. The WSIB provides disability benefits, monitors the quality of health care, and assists in early and safe return to work for workers who are injured on the job or contract an occupational disease.

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