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Announcing the 2018 Canada’s Safest Employers

Winners were celebrated at gala event in Toronto on Thursday
By Amanda Silliker
| www.cos-mag.com

Canadian Occupational Safety is pleased to announce the winners of the eight annual Canada’s Safest Employers awards, recognizing health and safety excellence from coast to coast. Thirty-one companies were recognized at a gala event in Toronto on Thursday.

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 (for employee overall well-being); the Psychological Safety Award (for employee mental health); and the Young Worker Safety Award (for 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 2018 issue of COSfor 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. 

Click on the company name of each gold winner (and all three of the culture award winners) for an exclusive article and video outlining its award-winning programs.

CANADA’S BEST HEALTH + SAFETY CULTURE

Gold: Borger Group of Companies 

Silvers: ExxonMobil Canada; GE Healthcare

BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION

Gold: Borger Group of Companies 

Silvers: Kenaidan Contracting; Walsh Canada

CHEMISTRY

Gold: MEGlobal Canada ULC 

HEALTH CARE

Gold: GE Healthcare 

Silver: Canadian Blood Services

MANUFACTURING

Gold: Horizon North Modular Solutions 

Silvers: Michelin; Polycon Industries

MINING AND NATURAL RESOURCES

Gold: Ausenco Engineering Canada 

Silvers: De Beers Canada; Klohn Crippen Berger

OIL AND GAS

Gold: Suncor - East Coast Canada Business Area 

Silvers: Subsea 7 Canada; TransCanada Turbines

PUBLIC SECTOR/NON-PROFIT

Gold: Saskatchewan Government Insurance  

Silver: Ryerson University

SERVICES

Gold: BGIS 

Silvers: Morguard; Niagara Casinos; Western Camp Services

TRANSPORTATION

Gold: Westcan Bulk Transport 

Silver: Jazz Aviation

UTILITIES AND ELECTRICAL

Gold: Toronto Hydro 

Silvers: Burlington Hydro; Kitchener-Wilmot Hydro; Peterborough Utilities Group

PSYCHOLOGICAL SAFETY

Gold: Niagara Casinos 

Silver: Jazz Aviation

WELLNESS

Gold: Niagara Casinos 

Silvers: GSK; Kitchener-Wilmot Hydro

YOUNG WORKER SAFETY

Gold: Pronghorn Controls 

Silvers: Innovative Automation; Walsh Canada

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