All too often, safety managers and leaders are unrecognized for their work in the organization. With responsibility for an ever-growing list of occupational health concerns and government legislation related to health and safety, the work done each day by a safety professional is broad, but rarely celebrated.
That’s why Canadian Occupational Safety Magazine launched its Safety Manager of the Year award in 2006. We want to find the individual who best exemplifies leadership and vision in the world of occupational health and safety in Canada.
Now on its 7th year, the COS Safety Leader of the Year Award is continuing the search for exceptional leaders making a huge difference in the lives of workers by ensuring that they can safely go home to their family at the end of the day.
Nominations are now closed. The Safety Leader of the Year award winner will be announced in the December/January issue of COS. The 2013 COS Safety Leader of the Year Award is sponsored by
Since the award’s inception in 2006, five individuals have been recognized for their outstanding safety leadership:
Jim Duthie, health, safety and environment manager, Valeant Pharmaceuticals, 2012 Safety Leader of the Year
Hugh Le, health, safety and environmental coordinator, Johnsonite Canada, 2011 Safety Leader of the Year
Jeremy Shorthouse, national environmental, health and safety manager, Vincor Canada, 2010 Safety Leader of the Year
Monica Mellor, safety manager, DC Foods Inc., 2009 Safety Leader of the Year
Peter Hollett, safety manager, Exterran Canada, 2008 Safety Leader of the Year
Janet Sellery, former safety manager, Stratford Shakespeare Festival, 2007 Safety Manager of the Year
Melony Erickson, safety manager, Alberta Oil Tool, 2006 Safety Manager of the Year
VIDEO: Watch our 2012 Safety Leader of the Year in action