Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

February 16, 2009 11:00 ET

The Government of Canada Announces the Appointment of a New Governor Representing Employers to the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 16, 2009) - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Labour, today announced the appointment of Mr. Harry Phillips as Governor representing employers to the Council of Governors of the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety Board (CCOHS), effective immediately.

"Mr. Phillips has a great deal of experience in the field of occupational health and safety," said Minister Ambrose. "His combined experience and practical knowledge should prove to be an asset to the Centre."

From 1988 to 1998, Mr. Phillips worked as Director of Safety, Ergonomics and Industrial Hygiene at the head office of the Canada Post Corporation. He has been the Senior Manager of Health and Safety at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation since 1998.

Mr. Phillips has shown his commitment to occupational health and safety through his involvement with Federally Regulated Employers - Transportation and Communications, as chair of the Part II of the Canada Labour Code permanent committee.

The internationally known CCOHS, located in Hamilton, Ontario, was created in 1978 to promote the fundamental right of Canadians to a healthy and safe working environment. Governed by a tripartite council representing the federal, provincial and territorial governments, employers and workers, the Centre provides Canadians with unbiased and relevant information that supports responsible decision-making on health and safety issues in the workplace.

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Contact Information

  • Office of Minister Ambrose
    Jonah Mozeson
    Communications Advisor
    Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
    Media Relations Office