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Canada’s Safest Employers in manufacturing revealed


July 25, 2011
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

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The votes are in and the winners have emerged. After rigorous screening by members of the judging panel, the search for Canada’s Safest Employers has ended and five companies from Canada’s manufacturing industry have earned the title of Canada’s Safest Employers.

The winners are: Atotech Canada Ltd. (Ontario); CCI Thermal Technologies, Inc. (Ontario); GE Aviation (Quebec); Innovative Automation, Inc. (Ontario); and Pratt & Whitney Canada — Halifax (Nova Scotia).

In its inaugural year, the search for Canada’s Safest Employers focused on the manufacturing industry. More than 100 nominations were received from employers across the country. In addition to the nomination forms — where nominees provided details of their health and safety management system — qualified entrants were also asked to complete a safety perception survey. The survey was administered to their employees and the results were provided to our judges for consideration.

The safety perception survey provided a snapshot of how a company’s health and safety programs and policies are viewed by their employees.

Canada’s Safest Employers Award was launched in December 2010 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION’s sister publication, Canadian Occupational Safety (COS), as a program to recognize outstanding Canadian companies that are making a difference in promoting the health and safety of their workers.

The award will be presented to the winners at a gala dinner on Tuesday, September 27, at the Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex in Toronto.

The search for the 2012 Canada’s Safest Employers will open this December and will be expanding to other industries beyond manufacturing.

Pick up a copy of the September 2011 issue of Manufacturing AUTOMATION magazine to learn more about this year’s Canada’s Safest Employers Award recipients.

Canada’s Safest Employers Award is sponsored by Acklands-Grainger Inc. (title sponsor); MSA (silver sponsor); Toyota Industrial, SBH Management Lawyers, Compass Health and Safety Ltd , Danatec and 3M. For more information about Canada’s Safest Employers Award, visit the website at www.safestemployers.com.