OTTAWA, April 24, 2018 /CNW/ - The Paramedic Association of Canada (PAC) in partnership with the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada (PCC), the Canadian Standards Association (operating as CSA Group) and the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) will launch a new standard for psychological health and safety for paramedic service organizations - the first of its kind in Canada. The Honourable Kevin Daniel Flynn, Ontario Minister of Labour will officially announce the release of the standard, which was funded by the province's Occupational Health, Safety and Prevention Innovation Program. The new standard reflects the importance of improving Ontario's occupational health and safety system by using a more efficient, effective, coordinated and integrated approach for the prevention of psychological health issues and to improve the well-being of paramedic workers.
Launch of standard Z1003.1-18 Psychological Health and Safety in the Paramedic Service Organization
April 26, 2018 at 8:45 to 9:30 a.m. EST
Media scrum to follow from 9:30 to 9:45 a.m. EST
Halton Region Paramedic Headquarters
1179 Bronte Road, Oakville, ON L6M 3L1
The Honourable Kevin Daniel Flynn, Ontario Minister of Labour
Pierre Poirier, Executive Director, Paramedic Association of Canada
Gary Carr, Regional Chair, Halton Region
Mary Cianchetti, President of Standards, CSA Group
Ed Mantler, Vice President, Programs and Priorities, Mental Health Commission of Canada
This Standard was commissioned by the Paramedic Association of Canada and supported through funding from the Ontario Ministry of Labour’s Occupational Health and Safety Prevention and Innovation Program (“OHSPIP”). The views expressed in this Standard are the views of the CSA Group and do not necessarily reflect those of the Ontario Ministry of Labour.
SOURCE The Paramedic Association of Canada
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