Toronto, ON — Ontario is appointing an interim prevention council to help improve workplace health and safety in the province. The interim prevention council will help the province implement the key recommendations of the Expert Advisory Panel on Occupational Health and Safety, including the recruitment of a Chief Prevention Officer.
Led by Paavo Kivisto, retired Deputy Minister of the Environment and former Deputy Minister of Labour, the interim prevention council includes:
– Joan Eakin – professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health
– Vernon Edwards – health and safety director, Ontario Federation of Labour
– John A. Macnamara – vice-president, health, safety and environment, Hydro One
– Domenic Mattina – vice-president of sales and estimating at Mattina Mechanical Ltd.
– Carmine Tiano – director of the WSIB Advocacy and Occupational Services, Provincial Building and Construction Trades Council of Ontario.
The recommendations of the Expert Advisory Panel on Occupational Health and Safety were the result of broad-based consultations with labour, business, and workplace health and safety organizations.