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Energy Powerhouse CEO Named Honourary Chair
of Canada's Largest Health and Safety Event

TORONTO (August, 2004) -- Duncan Hawthorne, President and CEO of Bruce Power, steps up to the podium as honourary chair of Canada's premier health and safety event, the Industrial Accident Prevention Association's (IAPA) "Health & Safety Canada 2005" conference and trade show taking place April 4-6, 2005 in Toronto.

"Duncan Hawthorne is an outspoken advocate of workplace health and safety," says Maureen Shaw, President and CEO of IAPA and chair of Health & Safety Canada 2005. "He's a profound and motivating speaker who backs up his passionate beliefs with results."

The award winning executive heads Ontario's largest independent power generator. Bruce Power employs 3,000 workers and supplies 20 per cent of Ontario's power needs. Bruce Power is also a safety leader. As of August 25, 2004, the organization achieved a record 4.4 million hours worked without an acute lost-time injury.

Bruce Power's safety record results from innovative programming and the integration of health and safety into organizational performance objectives. "This type of leadership serves as a model for all industry sectors," says Shaw.

Bruce Power's story, and those of other business and injury prevention leaders, will bring to life the event's theme for 2005: "Effective Results Through Learning and Sharing."

Celebrating its 88th anniversary in 2005, this annual IAPA event draws over 6,000 delegates to over 370 exhibits and 150 sessions. Hundreds of leading experts, policy makers and health and safety practitioners will be on hand to help delegates improve health and safety in their workplaces, in keeping with the association's vision of "a world where risks are controlled because everyone believes that suffering and loss are morally, socially, and economically unacceptable." A not-for-profit organization, IAPA serves 47,000 member firms representing 1.5 million workers across Ontario.

For further information, contact:
Claudette Leslie
Communications Specialist
(416) 506-0488, ext. 233/1-800-669-4939

Or visit the IAPA website at

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