Media Advisory - Gaming to Save Lives: CSA Unveils eLearning Solutions to Help respond to Disasters and Avoid Accidents

    TORONTO, Sept. 9 /CNW/ - Workplace safety is not a game, but effective
training can be. CSA Standards is harnessing the power of online gaming
technology to help Canadian organizations better prepare for emergencies such
as industrial explosions, train derailments and chemical spills. Canada alone
experiences as many as 315,000 reported time-loss injuries and 1,055 workplace
fatalities in a year(1), and CSA Standards' new eLearning solutions can help
change that.
    On Thursday, September 10th, CSA Standards will showcase for media a
suite of new interactive eLearning gaming modules. These fully interactive
online learning environments now offered by CSA will reinforce emergency,
safety and a variety of other essential skills that could mean the difference
between life and death for employees.

    WHAT:     Live demonstrations of CSA Standards' new safety, emergency
              response, and hazardous materials training games. Preview of
              pilot project with University of Ottawa, TalentNet (simulated
              social networking for Leveraging Immigrant Talent).

    VISUALS:  Gas station fires and other emergency response scenarios
              contained in the eLearning modules will be displayed for media.
              B-roll will also be available to media.

    WHO:      Lance Novak, Vice-President, Sales, CSA Standards
              Gabriela Lopez, Leadership Diversity / University of Ottawa

    WHEN:     Thursday, September 10 - 10 am EDT

    WHERE:    The Gallery inside the TMX Broadcast Centre
              The Exchange Tower, 130 King Street West, Toronto

    (1) National Work Injuries Statistics Program and the Association of
        Workers' Compensation Boards of Canada, 2007

For further information:

For further information: Jesse Kohl, Environics Communications, (416)
969-2709,; or Nazia Khan, Environics Communications,
(416) 969-2781,

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