Labour Minister shares success, welcomes inspection delegates

    McGuinty Government's Workplace Health And Safety Strategy Reason For
    Conference Choice

    TORONTO, April 12 /CNW/ - The McGuinty government's record of achievement
in workplace health and safety is at the forefront of next week's
International Association of Labour Inspectors (IALI) Conference 2007, said
Labour Minster Steve Peters in issuing a welcome to arriving delegates.
    "We at the Ontario Ministry of Labour, as conference co-hosts, are proud
of our accomplishments in improving workplace health and safety and reducing
injury," said Peters.
    "The great success of our strategy to reduce workplace injuries by
20 per cent is recognized internationally in IALI's decision to hold its
conference here - the first time in North America. I bid a warm welcome to all
    Peters said he will be sharing with delegates next week the latest major
news of Ontario's successful work to combat workplace injuries.
    During the conference, over 400 delegates from 50 countries will be
hearing from more than 70 presenters.
    Partnering with the ministry, the International Labour Organization
(ILO), and IAPA (Industrial Accident Prevention Association), IALI Conference
2007 will run in conjunction with the IAPA's Health & Safety Canada 2007,
Canada's largest health and safety conference and trade show. Both shows take
place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and share a common theme for the
week: "Innovative Strategies for Safer & Healthier Workplaces." The theme for
IALI's conference is "From Compliance to High Performance."

    IALI was established in 1972 to provide professional support to labour
inspection organizations throughout the world. Since its inception, IALI has
worked in close partnership with the ILO and was formally admitted into the
ILO's list of international non-governmental organizations in 1978. IALI
organizes conferences in different parts of the world, often organized jointly
with the ILO and/or other organizations in the host country.

    Disponible en français


For further information:

For further information: Susan McConnell, Minister's Office, (416)
326-7710; Belinda Sutton, Ministry of Labour, (416) 326-7405

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