OTTAWA — The federal government has announced three new appointments to the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) council of governors.
CCOHS aims to promote the well-being of workers in Canada by providing information, training, education and management systems that support health, safety and wellness programs, explained a release.
Gary O’Toole was appointed as a governor representing Nova Scotia for a term of four years. O’Toole is the senior executive director of the Safety Branch of Nova Scotia’s Department of Labour, Skills and Immigration, with a mandate to shift cultural practices and attitudes toward safety in Nova Scotia. His work includes the leadership of more than 130 professional staff in improving safety strategies, policies and programs.
Amir Raza was appointed as a governor representing employers for a term of four years. As the head of the HSE and Dangerous Goods Program at FedEx Express Canada, he leads a team that develops safety and sustainability programs while ensuring regulatory and compliance requirements are met.
Myles Morris was appointed as a governor representing Alberta for a term of four years. Morris is the assistant deputy minister of the Safe, Fair and Healthy Workplaces division at the Ministry of Jobs, Economy and Northern Development in Alberta. He is responsible for the administration of occupational health and safety and employment standards legislation for the province.
“Mr. O’Toole, Mr. Raza, and Mr. Morris are all exceptional advocates for workers’ rights,” stated federal Minister of Labour Seamus O’Regan Jr. in a statement.
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