What our Members are Saying
Remember it is a marathon … not a sprint. The biggest reward is not financial. The biggest reward is knowing I have a safer, more engaged workforce.
This isn’t about perfection. It’s about making the commitment to always do better. It is amazing what happens to a whole organization once the employee is truly able to say to themselves, ‘The company actually cares about me.’
Priorities change … values don’t. Making money for my shareholders is a priority. Operating a safe and healthy workplace is a value.
When I started down this path, we had a great safety record, but I realized we viewed it as just part of the job, not as a culture within our organization that needed to be developed and embraced by all our staff. We needed to continually recognize our vulnerabilities when working in the many different environments we deploy our staff into each and every day.
In the business world or in the hockey world, one of the main things I believe is that my team is the most important part of what I was trying to accomplish.
My epiphany on my health and safety journey came when I was asked by one of my employees, ‘When are we going to stop hurting people?’ It changed my whole perspective on health and safety.
At first we found our investment in Safety Culture very frustrating. The first couple of years it seemed as though nothing was happening. We stuck with it and employees saw that we were sticking with it this time. Now it is unbelievable how much our injury rates have improved.
Health and safety is our number one corporate value. These are not just words, but a culture; the well-being of our customers and employees is first and foremost, and I’d like to do anything I can to help others make this a value in their organizations.
There is nothing so urgent or important that we cannot take the time to do it safely.
I would recommend the OSSE Certification Program to any organization as a means of ensuring their workplace is going beyond the legal requirements in the area of employee health and safety to minimize the risks associated to their industry. Read the Full Testimonial.
It has completely changed the way we do business.
The Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC Recognized In BC Legislature
One of the ways the Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC helps you is by providing you the competitive advantage you need by being an employer of choice in today’s world markets. As an employer of choice you are better placed to successfuly deal with the growing skills shortage in the labour force.
Greg Kyllo, the Parliamentary Secretary to the BC Jobs Plan, rose in the BC Legislature on Monday, November 3, and spoke about the Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC and the 2014 Make it Safe Manufacturing Safety Conference in Burnaby November 4 and 5.