Media Advisory/News Tip/Photo Opportunity - 2,800 tonnes of steel, 9,000 cubic metres of concrete, five huge crystalline forms, 150 construction worker

    TORONTO, April 19 /CNW/ -

    Media Advisory for: Friday, April 20, 2007
    What:     International Association of Labour Inspection (IALI)
              Conference 2007

    Why:      The international health and safety community will focus on
              Ontario's best practices in health and safety when the
              International Association of Labour Inspection (IALI)
              Conference 2007 lands, for the first time in North America,
              Toronto from April 18 - 20, 2007

    Who:      Partnering with the Ontario Ministry of Labour (MOL) and IAPA
              (Industrial Accident Prevention Association), in cooperation
              with the International Labour Organization (ILO), the
              Government of Canada, and Ontario's Workplace Safety and
              Insurance Board, IALI Conference 2007 will run in conjunction
              with IAPA's Health & Safety Canada 2007, Canada's largest
              health and safety conference and trade show

    Where:    Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building
              225 Front Street West (note: Check in at Media Room 203A)

    When:     Takes place - Wednesday, April 18 - Friday, April 20, 2007

    Friday, April 20, 2007 - available for coverage:
    8:30 a.m. IALI Conference Opening Remarks featuring:
              -  Opening remarks by Roland Hadaller, Director, Elevating &
                 Amusement Devices, TSSA

    8:30 a.m. Accountability for Safety
              -  This presentation will describe how CVRB Inco safety
                 management framework has enabled CVRD Inco to surpass its
                 corporate safety performance. By ensuring that all
                 employees, including managers at every level, starting with
                 the board of directors of the company, are accountable for
                 safety. (Note: a site tour of CVRD Inco in Sudbury is part
                 of the IALI proceedings - see below.)
                 Fred Stanford, President Ontario Operations, CVRD Inco

    8:50 a.m. On the Farm
              -  In 2006, farm workers were included in the Occupational
                 Health and Safety Act. A partnership was established between
                 the Ministries of Labour and Agriculture and Food - along
                 with the farming community - to develop the best approach to
                 this new legislative requirement. The challenges and
                 opportunities of the past year will be discussed.
                 Dean Anderson, President & CEO, Elora Dairy Farm

    9:10 a.m. 2,800 tonnes of steel, 9,000 cubic metres of concrete, five
              huge crystalline forms, 150 construction worker
              -  Since breaking ground on May 28, 2003, the 70-by-80 metre
                 ROM site has become the centre of one of the most
                 challenging construction jobs underway in North America.
                 The Michael Lee-Chin Crystal comprises five huge 5-storey
                 forms - a complex structure, pushing the limits of steel
                 fabrication, construction and worker safety.
                 Joel Park, VP Marketing, Vanbots Construction Corporations,

    11:15 a.m. Worksite tours depart
               - Industrial: Husky Injection Molding - Bolton, Ontario  -
                 Conference delegates will have an opportunity to hear
                 business executives and other representatives of the
                 workplace share their firms' success stories in occupational
                 health and safety and injury prevention. These presentations
                 will be followed by a site tour of the world's largest
                 brand-name supplier of injection molding equipment and
               - Mining: CVRD Inco Sudbury Mine (Overnight Trip) Sudbury,
                 (See separate media advisory.)

For further information:

For further information: Edye Rome, Edye Rome Communication Services,
Tel: (416) 785-6213, Cell: (416) 993-6213, Email:; Vince
J. Ciarlo, Tel: (416) 763-3783, Cell: (416) 458-5090, Email:

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