25 companies who have demonstrated exemplary performance in occupational health and safety were recognized with the Safety Pinnacle Award at the OSSE Awards Gala on April 27th at the Aria Banquet Centre in Surrey.
“This is an opportunity for us to recognize leaders in health and safety, leaders in manufacturing, and we want to do our best to put them on a podium,” said Lisa McGuire, CEO of the FIOSA-MIOSA Safety Alliance of BC.
Chris Inkster, VP of Freeport Industries and winner of the Sapphire and Topaz Safety Pinnacle Award agrees with the importance of recognizing safety excellence. “It is really important that you celebrate your successes. We want to have our people recognized for everything that they’ve done and that they will continue to do.”
Daneen Skilling, Chair of the Board of Directors for FIOSA-MIOSA was impressed by the execution of the award winners. “Chatting with some of these people that have gone so far and done so much… you know they have actually walked the walk and talked the talk.”
Help to achieve OSSE certification was needed along the way for a number of companies. “They were very supportive. Quite frankly I don’t think we could have done it to the level of success without the support of FIOSA-MIOSA,” said Blaine Tremblay of Marine Harvest. “This is a huge recognition and accomplishment for us and we need to be sure to celebrate our safety successes because safety is the key priority in our company.”
In the end it was an entertaining evening of networking and celebration. “This is an excellent opportunity for us to talk with our members, and inspire them to continue and really work together towards our vision of changing the culture of the manufacturing industry,” said Lisa McGuire.
More photos from the Gala at safetyalliancebc.ca/event-photos