Workplace Safety and Insurance Board

Workplace Safety and Insurance Board

June 21, 2005 09:37 ET

WSIB: Rob Ellis Brings Workplace Safety Message To Hamilton On Friday

HAMILTON, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - June 21, 2005) -

Attention News/Assignment/Photo Editors

Rob Ellis, an outspoken activist for workplace safety, is bringing his message to the National Conference of the Canadian Institute of Management (CIM) in Hamilton on Friday, June 24, 2005.

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

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. Today, to honour the memory of his son, Rob Ellis speaks to students, parents, unions and businesses about the importance of workplace safety and accident prevention.

Mr. Ellis was a key spokesperson for the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board's "Safety Starts With You" workplace safety campaign. His commitment to this cause has him taking his message to receptive audiences across the province.

Date: June 24, 2005
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: Sheraton Hamilton Hotel
Address: 116 King Street West, Hamilton

Ontario's Workplace Safety and Insurance Board 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.

Contact Information

  • Workplace Safety and Insurance Board
    Michael Swart
    WSIB External Relations
    (416) 344-4436 or 1(800) 387-0750 ext. 4436
    CIM Contact Person:
    John Hoefkens
    (905) 521-3720