TORONTO—Sean McFarling was recently appointed to the position of chair of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board’s Health and Safety Committee.
McFarling joined the WSIB board in February 2020 just before the pandemic began and has been serving most recently as vice chair of the health and safety committee.
He also serves as general counsel to the Labourers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA), Ontario Provincial District Council (OPDC) and LIUNA’s Central and Eastern Canada Organizing Fund (CECOF), indicates a WSIB release.
His practice focuses on providing strategic advice and overseeing the OPDC’s legal affairs across Ontario and CECOF’s legal matters across Central and Eastern Canada. He also currently serves as LIUNA’s vice-president at the Ontario Federation of Labour.
“I welcome the opportunity to lead the committee and help provide strategic direction on how we can continue to work toward the vision of making Ontario the safest place to work,” said McFarling in a statement. “Part of improving workplace health and safety is about listening to and understanding the experiences of our stakeholders, I am committed to help share and carefully consider the perspectives of hard-working Ontarians.”