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Announcing the 2016 Canada's Safest Employers

By Amanda Silliker
| www.cos-mag.com

[span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: #262626;"]Canadian Occupational Safety is pleased to announce the winners of the sixth annual Canada’s Safest Employers awards, recognizing health and safety excellence from coast to coast. The 41 winning companies were celebrated at a gala event in Toronto on Oct. 24.

[/span]Canada’s Safest Employers awards boast 10 industry-specific categories, ranging from hospitality and health care to mining and manufacturing. Companies are judged on a wide range of occupational health and safety elements including employee training, OHS management systems, incident investigation, emergency preparedness and innovative health and safety initiatives.

Special awards were also handed out for wellness, psychological safety, young worker safety and overall culture.

Watch for the October/November 2016 issue of COS for complete coverage on the winners.  

Congratulations to the 2016 winners. Click on the company name of each gold winner for an exclusive article and video outlining its award-winning programs.

 

HOSPITALITY

Gold: Tinhorn Creek Vineyards

Silver: Horizon North Camps & Catering

BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION

Gold: EllisDon

Silvers: Borger Group of Companies; Chemco

MANUFACTURING

Gold: GSK Mississauga Manufacturing Plant

Silvers: Durabuilt Windows & Doors; CGC 

PUBLIC SECTOR / NON-PROFIT

Gold: Defence Construction Canada

Silvers: Sudbury & District Health Unit; Habitat for Humanity Canada 

HEALTH CARE

Gold: GE Healthcare

Silvers: Calgary Laboratory Services; Canadian Blood Services

UTILITIES AND ELECTRICAL

Gold: PowerStream

Silvers: Toronto Hydro; Burlington Hydro

TRANSPORTATION

Gold: Westcan Bulk Transport

Silvers: Voyageur; Horizon North Transportation & Logistics

OIL AND GAS

Gold: Suncor - East Coast Canada Business Area

Silvers: Pronghorn Controls; Weatherford Canada Partnership 

RETAIL AND SERVICES

Gold: CHEP

Silvers: Morguard; Univar Canada[span style="font-family: Tahoma; color: #262626;"] 

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MINING AND NATURAL RESOURCES[/span][/strong]
Gold: Cementation Canada 
Silvers: Agnico Eagle Mines Meadowbank Division; Ausenco Engineering Canada 

WELLNESS

Gold: PowerStream

Silvers: Holland College; Sault Area Hospital

PSYCHOLOGICAL SAFETY

Gold: NB Power

Silvers: Canadian Security Intelligence Service; County of Wellington

YOUNG WORKER SAFETY

Gold: Techmation Electric & Controls

Silvers: Crystal Fountains; Innovative Automation

CANADA’S BEST HEALTH + SAFETY CULTURE

Gold: NB Power

Silvers: Borger Group of Companies; Techmation Electric & Controls

Visit

www.safestemployers.com

 for pictures from the gala and more information about the awards. The 2017 nomination process will open early next year.

The 2016 Safety Leader of the Year award was also presented on Oct. 24 to Adrian Khan, environmental health and safety manager at Mother Parkers Tea and Coffee in Mississauga, Ont. He will be profiled in the December/January issue of COS.

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