Panel Discussion

The panel will explore practical components of successful OHS Committees and the role they play.

Harold Cormier
Hal Cormier has been an employee with Corner Brook Pulp and Paper (CBPP) for 32 years and counting. He has been an active OHS Union Rep. on the committee for the past 12 years. Hal is an Ives Certified Industrial Lift Truck Trainer at his workplace and is also a Town Councillor with the Town of Pasadena.

Jo-Ann Woodland
Jo-Ann Woodland has been employed with WorkplaceNL the for the past 21 years. Throughout her career, she has held various positions in the Claims Services and Prevention Services Departments. Since 2019, Jo-Ann has been primarily working with the Certification Training Standards as Senior Health and Safety Advisor. She has over 15 years’ experience working directly with employers and OHS Committees across all industries.

Jo-Ann is a Certified Health and Safety Consultant (CHSC) and is a graduate from the College of the North Atlantic with a Business Management Program and a Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety, and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Memorial University.

Alan MacDonald
Alan MacDonald is an Electrician with Corner Brook Pulp and Paper (CBPP). He has worked with CBPP for a total of 22 years filling various positions. Alan has been an active OHS committee member with his workplace for the past 8 years, and has been Co-Chair of that committee for the last 2 years. Recently he joined the Emergency Actions Committee which has been dealing with the global pandemic, COVID-19, and its effects on the workforce. This committee’s sole purpose is to navigate the ever-changing challenges that arise when dealing with COVID-19.

 

3:45 – 4:30

Thursday 12th May

What is the Role of the OHS Committee?

OHS Committees are often referred to as the center of an employer’s health and safety program. They contribute to healthy and safe workplaces by continuously monitoring and supporting health and safety. But what makes a great OHS Committee? The panel will explore practical components of successful OHS Committees and the role they play.