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Pipers Department Stores join the CEO Safety Charter
Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Photo Caption:  Pipers General Manager Glen Skinner has been inducted into the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission’s CEO Safety Charter. Joining him for the signing ceremony are (left): Elizabeth Strickland, Pipers Human Resources Team Leader; Michelle MacDonald, Commission Health and Safety Advisor responsible for Pipers; Marie Chaytor, Co-Chair of the Pipers Occupational Health and Safety Committee, Elizabeth Forward, a member of the Commission’s Board of Directors and (right) Tom Mahoney, the Commission’s Executive Director of Worker Services.

St. John’s, NL – Glen Skinner, General Manager of Pipers Department Stores has been inducted into theWorkplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission’s (the Commission) CEO Safety Charter.

The Charter’s mandate is to support the continuous improvement of healthy and safe workplaces throughout our province. As ambassadors for safer workplaces, signatories have demonstrated their commitment to the prevention of accidents and promotion of health and safety in the workplace.

“Pipers has a safety-conscious team of employees who have initiated proactive and creative ways to promote health and safety within their workplaces,” says Commission Chair Ralph Tucker. “Business leaders throughout Newfoundland and Labrador are well positioned to be ambassadors for healthier and safer workplaces. Participation in this Charter is a visible commitment to shaping a safety culture where accident prevention is seen as a crucial investment.”

Mr. Skinner becomes the 56th business leader since 2007, to become a signatory to the CEO Safety Charter. Pipers which has 163 employees, operates five department stores in St. John’s, Mount Pearl and Conception Bay South.

"Pipers is a responsible and respectful employer where safety is extremely important,” says Mr. Skinner. “Not only does safety protect our employees, it also helps to protect our suppliers and customers. Providing a safe and healthy working environment increases the productivity, morale and employee satisfaction in all our stores.”  

Safety leadership is important for the continuous improvement of workplace health and safety. Signatories to the Charter commit to provide environments that empower and enable all employees to participate and work collaboratively in the development, promotion and improvement of health and safety at work.

To learn more about the Commission’s CEO Safety Charter visit: www.whscc.nl.ca

Serving more than 19,000 employers and approximately 12,000 injured workers, the Commission is an employer-funded, no fault insurance system that promotes safe and healthy workplaces, provides return-to-work programs and fair compensation to injured workers and their dependents. 

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Media contact:

Carla Riggs, Director of Communications
Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission

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