Willis News

Second International Health and Safety Summit

March 17, 2014

March 10th – March 12th, 2014, Willis College – in cooperation with the Administration of Work Safety for Guangdong Province, China – delivered an Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) training program to train Chinese government officials to better understand Canadian OHS legislation, programs and applied practices.

In its second International OHS Summit, training focused on the Canadian Mining Industry as a case study. Delegates examined how Canadian employers, supervisors and workers benefit from OHS legislation, programs and tools. Delegates examined specific OHS practices associated with training, equipment, facilities and sites. They also looked at how the Internal Responsibility System works to prevent workplace incidents and injuries. The importance of roles, rights and responsibilities in the workplace were also explored.  An OHS lawyer from Fasken Martineau – a recognized, leading expert in Canadian mining health and safety – provided a concise review of mining OHS regulations, inspection processes and enforcement outcomes.

Health and safety awareness training offered by Willis College is part of a continuing effort by the Guangdong Administration of Work Safety to modernize their programs and services modelled after Canadian standards. We wish to thank the Honourable Yasir Naqvi, Ontario’s Minister of Labour, for providing each of the delegates with individual congratulatory certificates of achievement as well as Rosalind H. Cooper from Fasken Martineau for her presentation and John Mihailov, President and CEO, Rogue Data Corporation, for leading another successful international training event. Willis College looks forward to strengthening this ongoing international relationship and is excited to welcome more Chinese delegates in the future.

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