2022 Safety Pinnacle Awards

Made Safely in B.C.

We celebrate the makers of many leading British Columbia brands for safe and sustainable people practices at the  Safety Pinnacle Awards Gala each June. The event honours B.C. businesses and leaders for excellence in workplace health and safety within British Columbia’s $17 billion manufacturing and food processing sector.

The Pinnacle Awards program celebrates BC manufacturing companies and leaders for achieving key milestones in the Occupational Safety Standard of Excellence. The Safety Excellence Awards are also presented at the Pinnacle Awards Gala. In 2022, 29 finalists vied for these six prestigious awards.

Join us at the 2023 Safety Pinnacle Awards. Celebrate your health and safety achievements with your team as you connect with other nominees and award recipients.

June 8, 2023

Watch for details on the 2023 Gala awards show and reception coming soon!

One lucky 2022 attendee won a roundtrip flight for two guests to any regularly scheduled WestJet destination! Thank you to WestJet for this fantastic door prize contribution.

Thank you to our generous Silent Auction supporters


The Silent Auction taking place during the Gala supported Threads of Life – dedicated to supporting families after a workplace fatality, life-altering injury or occupational disease. Thank you for supporting the auction, and Threads of Life—and congratulations to all the prize winners! 

Safety Excellence Awards

The Safety Excellence Awards recognize BC manufacturers for innovation and excellence in manufacturing safety. 

Congratulations 2022 Winners!

  • JHSC Excellence Award
  • Small Business People First Award
  • Manufacturing Safety Innovator Award
  • Fantastic Four Risk Control Leader Award
  • Soaring Eagle Leadership Award
  • Apex Award

Thank you to our valued event sponsors

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Safety Pinnacle Awards Criteria

Starting with the Topaz award and graduating to the Diamond, each Safety Pinnacle award is awarded based on criteria that demonstrates the organization’s achievements in protecting the safety and well-being of their employees. 

Safety Excellence Awards Criteria & Nomination Details

Eligibility: Awarded to the Joint Health & Safety Committee at any member or OSSE certified organization.

Criteria: The applicant will need to submit a completed WorkSafeBC Joint Health & Safety Evaluation Tool and a nomination form submission detailing how their JHSC has excelled as a team to impact the workplace. Nominators are encouraged to submit supporting materials or video.

Nominations: Any member company may submit a nomination for this award.

Judging: Winner is selected based on team performance in safety advocacy and workplace impact by a committee nominated by the Alliance.

Award: Winner and runner up for the award will be announced at the Safety Pinnacle Gala in June 2023. Winner will be awarded a trophy, and  interviewed and recognized in an Alliance publication. Winner may also be engaged to participate in media and promotional opportunities to profile their brand’s commitment to health and safety.

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Eligibility: Award to a member or OSSE-certified organization with fewer than 20 FTE employees.

Criteria: The applicant must submit a nomination form detailing how their organization has excelled and had an impact on the workplace. Nominators are encouraged to submit supporting materials or video.

Nominations: Any member company with fewer than 20 FTE may submit a nomination for this award.

Judging: Winner is selected based on performance in safety advocacy and workplace impact by a committee nominated by the Alliance.

Award: Winner and runner up for the award will be announced at the Safety Pinnacle Gala in June 2023. Winner will be awarded a trophy, and interviewed and recognized in an Alliance publication. Winner may also be engaged to participate in media and promotional opportunities to profile their brand’s commitment to health and safety.

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Eligibility: Any member or OSSE-certified organization.

Criteria: This award recognizes a company for innovation in safety. Based on innovation in any or all of these areas: OHS management systems, health & safety training, wellness programs, and culture. Nominations must demonstrate how the company’s safety innovation has demonstrated a positive impact on the workplace.

Nominations: Companies may self-nominate or may be nominated by a supplier or partner. Company may submit supporting materials or video if they wish.

Judging: Judging by a committee appointed by the Alliance based on innovation in:

  • OHS management (10-point scale)
  • Health & safety training (10-point scale)
  • Wellness (10-point scale)
  • Culture (10-point scale)

Innovation that has shown the greatest impact on changing positive behaviours in the workplace will be awarded the highest points.

Award: Winner and runner up for the award will be announced at the Safety Pinnacle Awards Gala in June 2023. Winners may be awarded in up to four categories. Winner will be awarded a trophy, interviewed and recognized in an Alliance publication. Winner may also be engaged to participate in other media and promotional opportunities to showcase their brand leadership in health and safety.

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Eligibility: Any member manufacturer or OSSE-certified company.

Criteria: This award recognizes a company for implementing leading solutions in three key manufacturing risk areas—in addition to demonstrating leadership in integrating health and safety into their business culture. Nominations must address the company’s programs related to:

  1. MSI prevention (ergonomics);
  2. Machine-related injuries (safeguarding and lockout);
  3. Slips, trips, and falls (housekeeping); AND
  4. Safety and business culture

Nominations: Companies may self-nominate or may be nominated by a supplier or partner. Company may submit supporting materials or video if they wish. 

Judging: Judging by a committee appointed by the Alliance based on risk control in four areas:

  • MSI prevention / ergonomics (10-point scale)
  • Machine-related injuries / safeguarding and lockout (10-point scale)
  • Slips, trips, and falls / housekeeping (10-point scale)
  • Safety and business culture (10-point scale)

Award: Winner and runner up for the award will be announced at the Safety Pinnacle Awards Gala in June 2023. Winners may be awarded in up to four categories. Winner will be awarded a trophy, interviewed and recognized in an Alliance publication. Winner may also be engaged to participate in other media and promotional opportunities to showcase their brand leadership in health and safety.

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