Minister Raitt announces appointment of Governor to the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety

GATINEAU, QC, June 12, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Canada's Labour Minister, today announced the appointment of Ms. Shelley Rowan as Governor representing Nova Scotia on the Council of Governors of the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) for a three-year term effective June 6, 2013.

"I am pleased that Ms. Rowan has accepted this appointment," said Minister Raitt. "Throughout various leadership positions at the Workers' Compensation Board of Nova Scotia, she has gained a wealth of experience which will benefit the Council."

Ms. Rowan currently serves as Vice President, Prevention and Service Delivery, at the Worker's Compensation Board of Nova Scotia, an organization she has been involved with since 1998.

She graduated from Mount St. Vincent University in Public Relations, and furthered her studies in organizational theories and industrial relations. Ms. Rowan also serves on a number of boards for organizations such as Mount St. Vincent University, Threads of Life (National Workplace Tragedy Family Support Association), Safety Services Nova Scotia, Dalhousie University Dean of Medicine Advisory Board, and LeaderCity Canada.

The CCOHS is governed by a tripartite council representing governments (federal, provincial and territorial), employers, and labour, which assists in delivering a trustworthy and complete occupational health and safety service, and ensures that the information CCOHS disseminates is unbiased.

For more information on the CCOHS, please visit http://www.ccohs.ca.

SOURCE: Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

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