April 27: New Chief Prevention Officer Position Created

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Following Ontario’s lead, Manitoba has created a new Chief Prevention Officer position to enhance coordination of prevention initiatives between the Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Division and the WCB. The chief prevention officer will be responsible for:

  • Leading a review of provincial workplace safety and health services
  • Overseeing development and implementation of a joint injury- and illness-prevention strategy
  • Ensuring public awareness and prevention activities promote understanding of and compliance with OHS enforcement efforts
  • Ensuring delivery of effective public-awareness programs and prevention activities.