Recognized as an outspoken advocate for workplace safety, Rob Ellis is bringing his message to the students of Markham District High School on Tuesday, December 6, 2006.
In February 1999, Mr. Ellis, a small business owner and father of four, lost his 18-year-old son David in a workplace accident. David died after becoming entangled in a dough mixer at a local bakery. He was on his second day of a temporary job. To honour the memory of his son, Rob Ellis now speaks extensively to students, parents, unions and businesses about the importance of workplace safety and accident prevention.
At 9:45 – 10:45 a.m., Tuesday, December 6, 2005 Markham District High School, 89 Church Street, Markham Mr. Ellis, who is also a key spokesperson for the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board’s (WSIB) safe workplace campaigns, will be available for media interviews. Media representatives are invited to attend the presentation.
PowerStream as one of the largest local electricity distribution companies in Ontario, providing service to more than 215,000 residential and business customers in the municipalities of Aurora, Markham, Richmond Hill and Vaughan, is sponsoring Mr. Ellis’ visit as part of its commitment to promote workplace safety within its service territory.