OSSA Receives Canada-Wide Recognition for Quality

    TORONTO, Sept. 18 /CNW/ - It was announced yesterday that the Ontario
Service Safety Alliance (OSSA) has received Canada Awards for Excellence (CAE)
Silver Award from the National Quality Institute for providing high-quality
service to its clients.
    At just 10 years old, OSSA is the youngest of 21 public and private
sector organizations to win the award, which recognizes outstanding
achievements in quality, customer service, and a healthy workplace. In 2006,
OSSA achieved its Progressive Excellence Program Level III certification
through the National Quality Institute (NQI).
    "This is certainly wonderful news," says Elizabeth Mills, President and
CEO, OSSA, "and not just for OSSA. Yes, the external recognition honours the
passion and commitment of our staff for what they do and how they do it, and
it also validates how we've chosen to leverage the funds that come from the
premiums contributed by our members. We have committed to quality as the
foundation for how we make decisions and do business, so that we can
consistently deliver high-calibre products and services to our clients."
    OSSA staff collaborate with service sector workplaces to integrate health
and safety solutions into daily operations, so that workers can return home
healthy and safe to their families at the end of their shift.
    "We may be a small company and a young company," says Ms. Mills, "but we
have come of age, and our work with service sector clients, some of whom are
national in scope, leaves a large footprint."
    The CAE Silver Award will be presented to the OSSA by the National
Quality Institute at the annual awards program on Wednesday, October 24, 2007,
at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

    The Ontario Service Safety Alliance is a not-for-profit health and safety
association which offers a range of high-quality health and safety learning
products, certified training and expert consultative services to Ontario's
service sector. It is one of 12 health and safety associations designated by
the Workplace Health and Safety Association.

    See also: Backgrounder @ www.ossa.com

For further information:

For further information: Heather West, Communications Specialist, OSSA,
Phone, Fax: (905) 614-3034, Email: hwest@ossa.com; Orencio Rodrigues,
Communications Coordinator, OSSA, Phone, Fax (905) 614-3038, Email:

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