Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity - CNIB Launches Industrial Eye Safety Program in BC

    BURNABY, BC, Oct. 15 /CNW/ - Have you ever stopped to think about how
your life would change if you suddenly lost your vision? CNIB's compelling new
industrial eye safety workshop will make you do just that.
    Come experience the launch of the visually graphic and highly interactive
workshop on Oct. 20th at The Construction Safety Association of British
Columbia's (CSABC) Burnaby location.
    The workshop, the first of its kind in Canada, is delivered by a
facilitator with vision loss and is designed to educate workers about eye
safety in the workplace and motivate them to follow safe work practices. Barry
Weatherall, blinded after suffering third degree chemical burns to his eyes in
a workplace accident more than a decade ago, will share his compelling story
of recovery at workshop launch.
    Dramatic eye injury photographs, interactive exercises that give
participants a sense of how it feels to suddenly be faced with vision loss and
poignant vignettes from individuals such as Barry who have experienced eye
injuries make it an unforgettable workshop.

    Date:        Oct. 20, 2008

    Time:        Series of workshops will run between 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

    Location:    Construction Safety Association BC
                 203 - 5489 Byrne Rd.
                 Burnaby, BC

    Parking:     Road parking is available

    About CNIB

    CNIB is a nationwide, community-based, registered charity committed to
public education, research and the vision health of all Canadians. CNIB
provides the services and support necessary to enjoy a good quality of life
while living with vision loss. To find out more, visit or call

For further information:

For further information: or advance interviews, please contact: Deborah
Churchill, Manager Communications, Western Canada, (604) 431-2174 (work),
(604) 340-6385 (cell),

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