The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, has announced 11 appointments to the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS). Three of the appointments are members of AWCBC.
“I am very pleased to announce these appointments to the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety,” says Minister Hajdu. “Their individual and collective depth of knowledge and extensive experience in the field of occupational health and safety will be an asset to the CCOHS.”
AWCBC members, appointed for four years effective December 14, 2017:
Luanne Gallant – Governor for Prince Edward Island
Luanne Gallant has been working for the Workers Compensation Board of Prince Edward Island for five years. Since 2015, she has been the Chief Executive Officer responsible for the overall direction and leadership of the organization, which includes occupational health and safety. Prior to this role, she worked in human resources for close to 40 years in organizations such as Community Services and Seniors, the Queen’s Health Region and Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
Jamie Hall – Governor for Manitoba
Acting as Chief Operating Officer at SAFE Work Manitoba for three years, Jamie Hall has 26 years of experience at Manitoba Hydro, with 16 of those years at a management or executive level. A Professional Engineer and holder of an MBA with a Human Resources Specialty from the University of Manitoba, he has been active on various committees such as the Safety and Prevention Committee of the Association of WCBs of Canada and the SAFE Roads Committee of Manitoba.
Shelley Rowan – Governor for Nova Scotia
Ms. Rowan currently serves as Vice President, Prevention and Service Delivery, at the Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia, an organization she has been involved with since 1998. She graduated from Mount St. Vincent University in Public Relations and furthered her studies in organizational theories and industrial relations. Ms. Rowan also serves on the board of Mount St. Vincent University.
The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, located in Hamilton, Ontario, was created in 1978 to promote the total well-being of working Canadians by providing information, training, education, management systems and solutions that support workplace health and safety.
Governed by a tripartite council representing the federal, provincial and territorial governments, employers and workers, the CCOHS provides Canadians with unbiased and relevant information that supports responsible decision-making on health and safety issues in the workplace.