HAB Press acquires Canadian Occupational Safety

Leading B2B publisher also has extensive experience in events

Readers can look forward to a bright future as HAB Press announces the acquisition of Canadian Occupational Safety magazine, website and e-newswire from Thomson Reuters. It has also acquired Canada’s Safest Employers Awards.


HAB Press is part of a leading international B2B media company, Key Media. Subscribers to Canadian Occupational Safety will continue to receive the publication through HAB Press, which will be making some exciting updates designed to improve the reader experience.


“We see a lot of potential to innovate and improve the reader experience with more targeted, informative content, greater timeliness and more convenience while still maintaining the high editorial standards set by the outstanding staff who have transferred, including COS editor Amanda Silliker,” said Tim Duce, president of Key Media – North America and U.K. “We look forward to engaging more closely with all our readers in the coming months.”


Duce added that HAB Press is excited to enter the occupational health and safety market for the first time — an area it says is poised to grow considerably over the coming years.


The company has impressive experience in events and it is looking forward to drawing on this expertise to enhance Canada’s Safest Employers Awards, the most prestigious national safety awards program in the country.


Additionally, HAB Press has acquired other Thomson Reuters publications, including Canadian HR Reporter, Canadian Lawyer, Lexpert and Law Times. It already owns various publications across six geographical markets in the following verticals: human resources, law, mortgage, insurance, wealth and property.