MEDIA RELEASE: Saskatchewan’s Safety Leaders Recognized - February 16, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 16, 2017
SASKATOON, SK, FEBRUARY 16 - The Saskatchewan Construction Safety Association (SCSA) was proud to recognize several important safety leaders in the province at its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Thursday, February 16, 2017 from 12:00-2:00pm at the Travelodge Hotel in Saskatoon. The AGM was kicked off with keynote speaker, Dr. Larry Rosia, President and CEO of Saskatchewan Polytechnic, who spoke about the changes facing the construction industry and the close relationship between Saskatchewan Polytechnic and the SCSA.
Members of the 2016 Board of Directors were recognized for their service to the association, including 2016 Chairperson, Stacie Beever, the Community and Corporate Development Manager for Innovative Residential. Both Glenda Barton, the Chief Safety Officer in Human Resources for Safety and Environment at SaskPower, and Ken Pickering, President of Global-Elite Electrical Contractors, were also recognized for their five years of service to the Board.
Every year, the SCSA is also very proud to honour individuals, companies, and committees, for their commitment to promoting effective health and safety management systems in the residential and commercial building construction industry in Saskatchewan.
"We wouldn't succeed in raising awareness and promoting change to improve safety culture in our communities without the individual efforts of our members in industry," says Collin Pullar, president of the SCSA.
"It's an honour for us to recognize these folks for the work that they do that is ultimately an extension of our mission to reducing workplace injuries and fatalities in Saskatchewan, and in turn, ensuring construction projects are completed on time and on budget," added Pullar.
2016 SCSA Safety Award Winners
The Corporate Leadership in Safety Award recognizes member companies for their dedication and outstanding contribution to the enhancement of health and safety in their region. One company from each of the SCSA Regional Safety Committees (RSC) are eligible to receive this award. Congratulations to Asiil Enterprises, Elite Metal Builders, Nobel Construction Corporation, RH Electric Ltd., North Ridge Development Corporation, and Westridge Construction on this achievement.
The Safety Practitioner Award recognizes an individual's commitment and leadership to the enhancement of health and safety in the workplace and their dedication and outstanding contribution to the success of the RSC in their region. One individual from each of the SCSA RSCs are eligible for this award. Congratulations to Brian Hilderman of the Yorkton RSC, Jason McLeod of the Saskatoon RSC, and Jeff Cochrane of the Prince Albert RSC on this achievement.
The Regional Safety Committee Distinguished Progress Award recognizes the dedication and outstanding contribution of one RSC in the province to the promotion and improvement of health and safety in the construction industry. Congratulations to the Lakeland Regional Safety Committee on this achievement.
SCSA Safety Award winners and Board Members will also be recognized in online and print promotions, including the summer issues of the SCSA Safety Advocate and Saskatchewan Business magazine.
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.
View photos of the 2016 SCSA Safety Award Winners, here: www.scsaonline.ca/safety-awards