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Congratulations to the 2017 Canada’s Safest Employers

Winners were celebrated at gala event in Toronto on Tuesday
By Amanda Silliker
| www.cos-mag.com
Canada's Safest Employers 2017

Canadian Occupational Safety is pleased to announce the winners of the seventh annual Canada’s Safest Employers awards, recognizing health and safety excellence from coast to coast. More than 40 awards were handed out to 34 companies at a gala event in Toronto on Tuesday.

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 leadership commitment, employee training, OHS management systems, incident investigation, emergency preparedness and innovative health and safety initiatives.

Three special awards were also handed out: the Wellness Award (employee overall well-being); the Psychological Safety Award (employee mental health); and the Young Worker Safety Award (an employer with programs geared for keeping workers under age 25 safe).  

The top prize of the evening is Canada’s Best Health + Safety Culture Award, which recognizes a company that not only has all everyone in its organization committed to safety (from C-suite executives to workers in the field), but also extends this passion for safety into the broader community.

Watch for the October/November 2017 issue of COS for complete coverage on the winners. Learn more about the awards here, including details on the nomination and judging process as well as listings of past winners. 

Congratulations to the 2017 winners. Click on the company name of each gold winner for an exclusive article and video outlining its award-winning programs.

CANADA’S BEST HEALTH + SAFETY CULTURE

Gold: Borger Group of Companies

Silvers: GE Healthcare; Techmation Electric & Controls

MANUFACTURING

Gold: Celestica

Silvers: Durabuilt Windows & Doors; CGC

MINING AND NATURAL RESOURCES

Gold: Cementation Canada

Silvers: Ausenco Engineering Canada; De Beers Canada

BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION

Gold: Borger Group of Companies

Silvers: Walsh Canada; Kenaidan Contracting

HEALTH CARE

Gold: GE Healthcare

Silver: Calgary Laboratory Services

TRANSPORTATION

Gold: Jazz Aviation

Silvers: Westcan Bulk Transport; Voyageur Transportation Services

PUBLIC SECTOR / NON-PROFIT

Gold: Sudbury & District Health Unit

Silver: Public Services Health & Safety Association

OIL AND GAS

Gold: Weatherford Canada

Silvers: Flomax Compression; Pronghorn Controls; Techmation Electric & Controls

HOSPITALITY

Gold: Horizon North

Silver: Niagara Casinos

RETAIL AND SERVICES

Gold: BGIS

Silver: CHEP Canada; Morguard

UTILITIES AND ELECTRICAL

Gold: Toronto Hydro

Silver: Oakville Hydro Electricity Distribution; Peterborough Utilities Group

WELLNESS

Gold: Niagara Casinos

Silvers: Packers Plus Energy Services; Quadra Chemicals

PSYCHOLOGICAL SAFETY

Gold: Niagara Casinos

Silvers: Newfoundland and Labrador Liquor Corporation; Pickering Public Library

YOUNG WORKER SAFETY

Gold: Techmation Electric & Controls

Silver: Walsh Canada

This year, Canadian Occupational Safety magazine decided to bestow a Publisher’s Award on two companies that just fell slightly short of winning a Canada’s Safest Employers award. These companies are Michelin - Pictou County and Rockwell Automation.

The 2017 Safety Leader of the Year award was also presented at the gala on Tuesday. This year’s winner is Doug Matthew, director of health, safety, wellness and environment at Alectra Utilities in Hamilton. You can learn more about him when he graces the cover of the December/January issue of COS.

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