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Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation inducted into the CEO Safety Charter
Monday, February 4, 2013


The Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission (the Commission) announces today that the Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation’s CEO, Mr. Len Simms, now joins the Commission’s CEO Safety Charter.  The induction took place on Friday, February 1, 2013 at the Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation’s office in St. John’s.  

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 the prevention of accidents and promotion of health and safety in the workplace.  

“It is with great pleasure that Commission welcomes the Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation and its CEO, Mr. Simms, into the CEO Safety Charter,” said Leslie Galway, Commission CEO.  “This organization has made a conscious decision to be prevention champions and chosen to create a safer workplace culture for themselves and their clients.  With the Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation as our newest CEO Safety Charter signatory, we now have another strong partner to work with in striving towards our goal of an injury-free workforce in the province.”  

“This is more of an honour for our workers at Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation.  I am proud to be their representative and to be invited into this esteemed company of CEO Safety Charter members,” said Mr. Simms. “When I say Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation, I mean our entire corporate family of 400 employees.  All of our staff, both inside and outside workers who serve in all aspects of providing social housing, strive to maintain a workplace safety culture of the highest order. I truly believe that the secret to our success is our ongoing education and training and our safety practices.”  

Since 2007, 54 signatories have joined the CEO Safety Charter, pledging their continued commitment to improvements in safety practices, disability management, and fostering healthy and safe workplaces throughout Newfoundland and Labrador.  

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Media contacts: 

Chris Flanagan, MBA
Director of Communications
Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission 
Tel (709) 778-1590 Mobile (709) 728-7869 Fax (709) 778-1117 
E-mail chris.flanagan@whscc.nl.ca
Website: www.whscc.nl.ca


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