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Wilkens Health & Safety Solutions Launches Networking Event Series

Fostering Safe and Healthy Workplaces in the Kingston Community by Launching ‘10 Minute Talks’ Networking Series and Participating in Upcoming Fundraiser

KINGSTON, ON –  Wilkens Health & Safety Solutions (WHSS) has launched a new workplace health and safety networking event series called ‘10 Minute Talks.’  WHSS created the ‘10 Minute Talks’ series to bring local business leaders together for fun, informal opportunities to mingle, learn, and exchange current workplace health and safety information with the WHSS team and each other.

Wiebke Wilkens, owner and principal consultant of WHSS, said, “We want to ensure local business leaders are getting the vital information they need, specific to their workplaces. These meetings will offer an opportunity for questions about health, safety, and employment standards issues affecting workplaces to be asked candidly in a relaxed and engaging atmosphere.”

The first ‘10 Minute Talks’ session was held on Wednesday, April 12 at the Toast & Jam Café in Kingston, with a focus on occupational health & safety issues. The event was well attended by representatives from the following local businesses: Bread and Butter Bakery, K. Mulrooney Trucking Ltd, Country Roads Community Health Centre, Fort Glass Inc., EZ STAK LLC, Confederation Place Hotel, Tara Natural Foods, and Universal Supply Group Ltd. The next session will be held Wednesday, June 14, 2017.

In addition to launching the ‘10 Minute Talks’ event series, the WHSS team will show its commitment to fostering safe and healthy workplaces in the Kingston community by participating in the Steps for Life 5 km fundraising walk on Saturday, April 29, at J.R. Henderson Public School. The annual event is organized by Threads of Life, a national charity that provides support services for individuals and families who have suffered from a workplace fatality, life-altering injury, or occupational disease.

This year, several Kingston community organizations and volunteers, including members of the WHSS team, have come to together to bring the event to Kingston for the first time. By participating, WHSS hopes to assist in building the support network that is needed to prevent tragic losses due to workplace injury and illness, as well as building a support network for those who are left behind.