Dominique Malo nominated CPQ vice-president of occupational health and safety

    MONTREAL, Oct. 3 /CNW Telbec/ - The president of the Conseil du patronat
du Québec (CPQ), Michel Kelly-Gagnon, is pleased to announce the nomination of
Dominique Malo as vice-president of occupational health and safety, a crucial
function at the CPQ as the organization holds most employer seats on the board
of directors of the CSST and is the head of the employers' delegation.
    "Mr. Malo's substantial expertise in the area of occupational health and
safety and his vast experience in the private and public sectors and with
associations make him an ideal candidate. He is a major asset for the CPQ and
its members, and we welcome him enthusiastically to the team," said
Mr. Kelly-Gagnon.
    Until recently, and for close to 10 years, Mr. Malo served as executive
director of the Association Sectorielle Transport Entreposage, a non-profit
joint sector-based organization providing occupational health and safety and
road safety services to 8000 companies operating in the transportation of
people and merchandise, and environment and storage.
    Previously, Mr. Malo was health and safety coordinator of the Treasury
Board Secretariat (1996-1999), coordinator of the health and safety program of
the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux (1994-1996), health and
safety director of the Association des entrepreneurs en construction du Québec
(1991-1994), head of the health and safety department of the Centre
hospitalier universitaire de Sherbrooke (1989-1991), principal advisor on
health and safety for Groupe DMR Inc. (1988-1989) and director of association
services for the Centre patronal de santé et sécurité du travail (1985-1988).

    Central function of the CPQ

    The CPQ is renowned for its work in occupational health and safety,
whether in making representations to the government or public, or in providing
services to its members. It holds four of the seven seats assigned to
employers on the board of directors of the CSST. The CPQ president sits on the
board of directors personally and is head of the employers' delegation. He is
also a member of the administrative committee along with the president of the
CSST and the president of the Fédération des travailleurs et travailleuses du
Québec (FTQ).
    The CPQ is also mandated to coordinate and train members from the
employers' associations of the Commission des lésions professionnelles, the
administrative tribunal that settles disputes involving workers, employers and
the CSST.
    Mr. Malo replaces Robert Borduas, who was named to the Tribunal
administratif du Québec by Cabinet on September 17. Mr. Borduas will leave the
CPQ on October 10 and Mr. Malo will start on November 3, 2008.

    The Conseil du patronat du Québec includes many of the province's largest
companies as well as the vast majority of sector-based employers'
associations, making it the sole employers' confederation in the province.

For further information:

For further information: Patrick Leblanc, Director of Communications,
(514) 288-5161, ext. 226, Cell.: (514) 571-6400

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