Work Safe Alberta Awards

These awards recognize excellence in the field of occupational health and safety. Learn about past recipients.

Photo of the recipients of the 2015 Work Safe Alberta Awards

Caption: Recipients of the 2015 Work Safe Alberta Awards at Government House, joined by guests and members of the Occupational Health and Safety Council.

 

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The Work Safe Alberta Awards recognize organizations and individuals that are health and safety leaders in their industry. We congratulate the following recipients.

Types of awards

Health and Safety Innovation Award

The Health and Safety Innovation Award recognizes individuals or organizations that demonstrate forward-thinking and original ideas to create safer, healthier work environments that stand apart from traditional industry best practices.

Awards could be presented for small (less than 40 person years) and large employers per industry sector in this category.

Health and Safety Leader Award

The Health and Safety Leader award recognizes an organization that is a model for health and safety management, and has a proven injury and illness prevention track record.

Awards could be presented for small (less than 40 person years) and large employers per industry sector in this category.

Individual Achievement Award

The Individual Achievement Award recognizes a long term commitment and contributions to enhancing workplace health and safety.

Only one award will be presented in this category.

2015 Winners

Health and Safety Innovation Award

No award was given for 2015.

Health and Safety Leader Award (Small Business Category)

Winner: Earthmaster Environmental Strategies Incorporated
Earthmaster Environmental Strategies’ occupational health and safety (OHS) leadership is exemplified in its establishment of a voluntary joint health and safety committee, and its commitment to incentivizing both safety performance and participation. Earthmaster emphasizes safety stand-downs during peak work periods, and monitors field-level hazard assessment and control data in real time, to ensure quality.

Health and Safety Leader Award (Large Business Category)

Winner: Raytheon Canada Limited, Services and Support Division
Raytheon Canada Limited’s Services and Support Division has demonstrated occupational health and safety leadership in its longstanding voluntary joint health and safety committee and in its prioritization of leadership participation in OHS activities. Raytheon has implemented numerous leading indicators and uses these to identify opportunities for continuous improvements in its OHS program.

Individual Achievement Award

Winner: Glyn Jones, Partner at EHS Partnerships
Glyn’s achievements include his involvement in the development and stewardship of several OHS Certificate and Diploma programs at universities across Canada, and his long time involvement with multiple professional associations, including the American Industrial Hygiene Association, and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering. Glyn impacted Alberta’s OHS community by sharing his knowledge with many varied audiences, through mentoring, coaching, and speaking engagements.

2014 winners

Health and Safety Innovation Award

Winner: Safedoor Planned Maintenance, Ltd.
Innovation: SafedoorPM
SafedoorPM is a planned maintenance and safety compliance program designed to make commercial overhead door systems safer and more reliable. SafedoorPM grew from an observed need to improve the coordination and implementation of commercial overhead door systems’ planned maintenance. SafedoorPM puts door-specific work plans into the hands of technicians to facilitate consistency of planned maintenance work and, in doing so, offers a solution to hazard control for employees who work on, and in proximity to, commercial overhead door systems.

Health and Safety Leader Award

No award was given for 2014.

Individual Achievement Award

Winner: Carol Ross, CEO and Founder of Alberta Association for Safety Partnerships
Carol founded the Alberta Association for Safety Partnerships (AASP) in 1999. Under Carol’s leadership, AASP has grown from the roots of a community-based initiative into the second-largest of 13 Certifying Partners authorized to administer the Certificate of Recognition (COR) program in Alberta. Carol has been praised by peers and colleagues for her leadership, her long-term personal commitment to AASP, and for her passionate commitment to teaching within the OHS community. Carol’s enthusiasm for occupational health and safety, and her skill in teaching has touched the lives of many Albertans.

2013 winners

Health and Safety Innovation Award

Winner: Hunter McDonnell Pipe Services, Inc.
Innovation: Armadillo Tracking Unit
Reason: The Armadillo Tracking Unit is a multi-sensor unit equipped with a cellular/satellite modem so that pipeline pigs can be tracked from anywhere with an internet connection. This eliminates the need for people to travel pipeline right-of-ways at night and during bad weather.

Health and Safety Leader Award

No award was given for 2013.

Individual Achievement Award

Winner: Lee Nichols, M.Sc., P.Geol, P.Eng, President of Terracon Geotechnique Ltd.
Achievements: Mr. Nichols was recognized for his many years of work to improve safety and reduce injuries in Alberta workplaces. He helped create an undergraduate program in Engineering at the University of Alberta which focuses exclusively on risk control, safety, and loss management. As president of Terracon Geotechnique Ltd., and chairman on the boards of directors of three other companies, Mr. Nichols provides visionary leadership for corporate health and safety programs.

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