Published on: 12/7/2012 2:37:57 PM Print | Font Sizes:  Normal Text Large Text

Vale contributes to workplace safety research

By: Northern Ontario Business staff

Vale has contributed $125,000 to the Centre for Research in Occupational Safety and Health (CROSH) at Laurentian University towards the establishment of a research chair.

The mining company made the announcement during CROSH’s third annual community symposium.

“This is a proud day for CROSH,” Dr. Tammy Eger, CROSH’s director, in a news release. “We’ve come a long way in the past four years, and this donation will bring us closer to achieving one of our most important objectives. The creation of a Research Chair in Occupational Health and Safety will provide the leadership needed to build upon CROSH’s successes and expand its vision and influence.”

The research chair in occupational health and safety will be responsible for directing research aimed at establishing the centre as a national and international trendsetter in occupational health and safety research, development, education, training and global best practices.

“There is absolutely no question that CROSH has made, and will continue to make, significant contributions to improving health and safety practices around Northern Ontario,” said Jody Kuzenko, general manager of sustainability for Vale’s North Atlantic operations and a member of the CROSH advisory board, in the release. “I’ve seen first-hand how CROSH-directed research has added value to our industry, and I know this research chair will be a catalyst to drive even further innovation.”

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