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Centre for Health Information inducted into the CEO Safety Charter
Wednesday, January 29, 2014


Mike Barron, President and Chief Executive officer of the Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information (NLCHI) is the newest signatory to the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission’s CEO Safety Charter.  Joining Mr. Barron (centre) for the signing were members of the NLCHI Executive and Board.  From left: Jan Dicks, Vice-president, Human Resources and Strategic Planning; Paul Caines, Vice-president, Health Information Network and Chief Information officer; Don MacDonald, Vice-president, Research and Evaluation; Stephen Clark, Vice-President, Business Services and Chief Financial Officer; and Jerry Vink, Vice-Chair of the NLCHI Board of Directors.

Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information (NLCHI) President and Chief Executive Officer Mike Barron has joined the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission’s (the Commission) CEO Safety Charter. 

In 2007, the Commission introduced the CEO Safety Charter program to support the continuous improvement of healthy and safe workplaces throughout our province. As ambassadors for safer workplaces, CEO Safety Charter signatories demonstrate their commitment to preventing accidents and promoting health and safety in the workplace. Mr. Barron is the 57th business leader to join the Charter.

Recognizing the connection between quality health information and healthier people and communities, NLCHI is a crown agency established to improve health through the provision of quality health information, including delivering a comprehensive province-wide health information system.  NLCHI currently employs 161 full-time staff at its office in St. John’s and its Registry Integrity Unit in Bay Roberts.

“It is with great pleasure that the Commission welcomes the Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information and its President and CEO, Mike Barron into the CEO Safety Charter,” said Leslie Galway, Commission CEO.  “This organization has made a conscious decision to champion a safety culture for their workplace as they work to improve the health of all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians through quality health information.”

“Having an active occupational health and safety program in place is a top priority at the Centre,” says Mr. Barron.  “We recognize the many benefits that come with having a solid health and safety program, and we continually strive for a workplace that ensures the health and safety of our employees every day.”   

Serving approximately 13,000 injured workers and more than 19,000 employers, the Commission is an employer-funded, no fault insurance system that promotes safe and healthy workplaces, provides return-to-work programs and offers fair compensation to injured workers and their dependents.

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Media contacts:
Carla Riggs, Director of Communications
Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission
709-778-1590
carla.riggs@whscc.nl.ca


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