Federal labour minister appoints employer rep to CCOHS

Employers will have new representation at the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS), said Labour Minister Lisa Raitt.
Helder Botelho began a four-year term on Nov. 28 with the CCOHS. Most recently, Botelho was the plant manager at AOC Resins and Coatings in Guelph, Ont. He is a former chair of the board of the Industrial Accident and Prevention Association and a current member of the Canadian Education and Training Commission.

“Mr. Botelho’s wealth of experience and expertise in the field of occupational health and safety will surely benefit the centre,” said Raitt.

The CCOHS promotes the well-being of working Canadians by providing information, training, education, management systems and solutions that support workplace health and safety. Governed by a tripartite council — representing government, employers and labour — the CCOHS sets out to provide unbiased information supporting responsible decision making on health and safety issues in the workplace.