I found lots of great stories to track down and tell after looking at the list of NAOSH and Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE) Achievement Recognition awards. Winners were honoured October 20 at the 2011 Safety Forum and Awards ceremony in Langley, and I’ll be following up to find out more about what they did.
Then I’ll tell you – during the next few weeks – so you might want to subscribe to this blog if you haven’t already.
A preview of stories to come
In my next post, I’ll tell you about Tourism Whistler – winner in the Tourism/Hospitality category. In 2010, WT’s health and safety committee asked each department in the organization to submit their health and safety commitments – then they “followed up to make sure they kept their promise,” said Dennis Ranada, senior building operations manager, in charge of OHS at Tourism Whistler.
I’ll tell you more about the City of Kamloops, winner in the Local Government category after I talk with their safety coordinator Jennie Inskter. One of their many NAOSH Week activities was a chlorine leak exercise including many departments of the City, emergency personnel, and local residents.
I’m also looking into the story of Versacold Logistics– winner in the Tranport of Goods category and Best Overall entry. Mike Stephens, OH&S manager of the Pacific and Prairie Region is going to tell me more about what they did – and I’m particularly curious about their games for staff that show what it’s like to do sports after losing an eye or limb.
Stay tuned for more – and congratulations to all!