MEDIA RELEASE: Industry Leaders Gather For Safety Summit in Saskatchewan - April 5, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 5, 2017
SASKATOON, SK, April 5, 2017 – In honour of the first-ever Saskatchewan Construction Week proclaimed April 3-7 by the Government of Saskatchewan, the Saskatchewan Construction Safety Association (SCSA) and the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) will be joining the Saskatchewan Construction Association and industry partners from across the province to develop a shared roadmap for transitioning Saskatchewan construction companies into the safest in Canada at the Saskatchewan Safety Summit taking place at the Saskatoon Inn & Conference Centre from 11am-3pm on April 6, 2017.
Collin Pullar, SCSA President, and Phil Germain, VP of Prevention and Employer Services with the WCB, will be kicking off discussions with a co-presentation on what the return on investment in concerted safety efforts has been over several years from a statistical, social, and broader economic impact. They will also be touching on the type of leadership that will be required to get the Saskatchewan Construction industry to the next level.
“Saskatchewan’s leading businesses have made significant advances in safety as a principal risk-mitigation tool to control avoidable human and financial losses associated with workplace injuries and fatalities,” says Pullar.
“We want to encourage our industry leaders to continue investing in methodical safety management practices and systems to realize all of the benefits it can bring in terms of productivity, performance, and the protection of our best assets – our workers,” added Pullar.
For more information, please contact:
Publications and Communications Coordinator
Saskatchewan Construction Safety Association
306.525.0175 ext. 253
Saskatchewan Construction Safety Association – with over 9,000 homebuilding and commercial construction member companies in Saskatchewan, the SCSA’s mission is to provide high-quality safety training and advice to construction employers and employees that will lead to reduced human and financial losses associated with injuries.