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CIS Centres Club

CIS Centres Club is an e-mail-based discussion group, or "mailing list". It was created to provide a facility for the exchange of ideas and information among staff at CIS and the CIS National and Collaborating Centres. CIS Centres Club is hosted by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety. It is a closed discussion group, with subscription limited to the staff of CIS and CIS National and Collaborating Centres. If you work for a CIS National or Collaborating Centre and would like to participate in the CIS Centres Club, please contact the discussion group administrator at [email protected].

The following guidelines apply only to CIS staff and the staff of CIS National and Collaborating Centres who are subscribed to the CIS Centres Club discussion group.


Administrative Considerations

Sending Messages

Once subscribed, you can participate in the CIS Centres Club discussion group by sending a message to [email protected] All group participants will receive copies of your message in their regular e-mail mailboxes.

Receiving Messages

You will receive copies of all messages sent to the group by other participants. These messages will arrive in your regular e-mail mailbox. You will be able to identify them as originating from the discussion group because they will be from [email protected] and the subject lines will have the prefix [CCC].

Removing Yourself From the Subscriber List

If at any point you would like to have your e-mail address removed from the CIS Centres Club subscriber list, you can do so by sending a message to [email protected]. The subject line should be left blank. The body of the message should be

unsubscribe ccc

You will receive a message indicating that your e-mail address has been removed from the list. If you receive a message indicating that your address could not be removed, please contact the discussion group administrator at [email protected].

Message Archives

All messages sent to the list will be archived for viewing on the web. Click here to view the archives. The user name and password required to access the archives were sent to you when you were subscribed to the discussion group.

Technical Considerations

Plain Text

Please send messages in ASCII or "plain text" format. CIS Centres Club subscribers use a variety of computers and e-mail software, some of which may not be able to read messages that contain HTML, fonts, colours and other formatting.

Identifying Yourself

At a minimum, please add your name, affiliation, geographical location and e-mail address at the end of messages you send to the list. Your e-mail address alone may not identify you clearly, and may not be visible to some message recipients. Most e-mail software packages allow you to create "signature files" for this very purpose.

File Attachments

File attachments cannot be sent to CIS Centres Club. If you have a document that you would like to share with CIS Centres Club subscribers, please send it directly to individuals' e-mail addresses, or send it to Chris Moore at [email protected] for inclusion on CIS Centres Network web site. As a contributor, you will continue to own the copyright on documents that you contribute.

All such contributions are available here.

Please do not send documents for which you do not own the copyright, unless you have been given express permission to do so - e.g. other people's articles.

No Confirm Reading or Confirm Delivery

If you use Pegasus Mail, Microsoft Outlook or another e-mail software package with Confirm Reading and/or Confirm Delivery options, please ensure that they are switched off when you send a message to CIS Centres Club. Otherwise, a number of Confirm Reading and/or Confirm Delivery messages may be sent to all list members.

Quoting URLs

When directing people to a web site, please enter the address in the form http://www.something.com rather than www.something.com. If the first format is used, many e-mail packages will allow the message recipient to click on the address. The recipient's web browser will load and access the referenced site directly.

If You Are Going to be Away

If you are going to be away from your e-mail for a period of time, and if your e-mail software has an autoreply function (i.e. the ability to automatically generate messages to the effect of "I'm going to be out of the office until such and such a date"), please unsubscribe from CIS Centres Club before using autoreply. Otherwise, CIS Centres Club subscribers may receive multiple copies of your "I'm going to be out of the office" message. When you return, please send a message to [email protected] to be resubscribed to the discussion group.

Message Content


When your message includes abbreviations or acronyms, please indicate what those abbreviations or acronyms stand for. What is obvious to you may be a complete mystery to someone reading your message.


When asking questions related to regulations and/or legislative interpretations, please indicate the country/jurisdiction that you want to know about. When giving an opinion or information about such a question, please indicate what country/jurisdiction your response refers to.

Forwarding Messages From Other Discussion Groups

Many subscribers receive messages from more than one discussion group.

There may be times when you see a message in another group that you think might be appropriate for CIS Centres Club. If the message is an announcement of a conference, a new publication, a new web site, etc. that might be of interest to CIS Centres Club subscribers, it is acceptable to "cross-post" to CIS Centres Club. It would be advisable to wait until the day after you see the announcement on another list, in case someone else has already cross-posted the message.

Please do not cross-post requests for information from other discussion groups, as the responses from CIS Centres Club subscribers will probably not reach the person asking the question.

Any further questions about the CIS Centres Club discussion group should be directed to the group's administrator at [email protected].

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