MATERIAL HANDLER SKILLS UPGRADING PROJECT

Completed in October 2010

The aim of this two-pronged project was to advance the skills of the sector's 175,000-plus material handlers. Furthering work done in the Occupational Standards Phase I and II Projects, the Council wrote five equipment-specific material-handling occupational standards and expanded its National Accreditation Program to encompass review of material-handling training programs.

Material-Handling Occupational Standards Developed Through the Project

Five equipment-specific occupational standards were developed by stakeholders in the material-handling industry. Each of these standards relates to NOC code 7452.*

*National Occupational Classification codes: Find information on the Government of Canada's NOC website


Project Working Group

Committee Role Name Company/Organization (at time of project)
Chair Brent Ellis Wills Transfer Limited
Brockville, Ont.
Members Tom Aldred Schenker of Canada Limited
Toronto, Ont.
Carmine Benedetti Transportation Health & Safety Association of Ontario
Toronto, Ont.
Sharon Browne MicroSkills
Etobicoke, Ont.
Peter Charlebois Hansler Industries Ltd.
Brockville, Ont.
Barry Coish Liftow Limited
Brampton, Ont.
Owen Cooke Nestlé Canada Inc.
Mississauga, Ont.
John Elson J. H. Ryder Machinery Ltd.
Toronto, Ont.
Patti Galbraith Canadian Food Industry Council
Toronto, Ont.
Jim Hambrook Liftow Limited
Brampton, Ont.
Mark S. Henry East Penn Canada
Anjou, Que.
Kevin P. Jones 3M Canada Company
Brockville, Ont.
David Long International Warehouse Logistics Association – Canadian Council
Toronto, Ont.
Dennis MacDonald Liquor Control Board of Ontario
Mississauga, Ont.
Rick Masson J. H. Ryder
Toronto, Ont.
Susan Murrin St. John's, Newfoundland
Paul M. Pires G.N. Johnston Equipment Co. Ltd.
Mississauga, Ont.
Sylvia Provenski Assiniboine Community College, Adult Learning Division
Brandon, Man.
Nenad Rakocevic Logistics Specialist
Toronto, Ont.
Vasco Rebuli Toyota Canada Inc.
Toronto, Ont.
Jeff Rook Rook Safety Services
Toronto, Ont.
Sunil Sheoran inolence inc.
Windsor, Ont.
Doug Westlake Williams Machinery LP
Richmond, B.C.
Keith Yip Choy Guelph, Ont.
Staff Beverly Myers Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council
Mississauga, Ont.
Dale Ross Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council
Mississauga, Ont.