Workplace Safety and Insurance Board

Workplace Safety and Insurance Board

October 26, 2005 12:20 ET

MEDIA ADVISORY: Rob Ellis Brings Workplace Safety Message to Waterloo on October 27

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 26, 2005) -

Attention News/Assignment/Photo Editors:

Rob Ellis, an outspoken advocate for workplace safety, is bringing his message to the students of Shad Valley at the RBC/Shad Entrepreneurship Cup on Thursday, October 27.

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 & 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: October 27, 2005
Time: 3 p.m.
Location: Waterloo Inn & Conference Centre
Address: 475 King Street North
Waterloo, ON

Ontario's Workplace Safety & 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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