Entries by Kathy Sigstad

Mauser Packaging Solutions Celebrates OSSE Certification

Langley Township employer Mauser Packaging Solutions celebrated its recent achievement of Occupational Safety Standard of Excellence (OSSE) certification in a ceremony at its local facility today.  “We are excited and honored to receive the Occupational Safety Standard of Excellence certification,” said Plant Manager Matthew Ralph. “It’s an outstanding achievement made possible through dedicated commitment, passion […]

Safety and sustainable staffing

by Lisa McGuire A shared critical business concern is affecting virtually every manufacturer in the province today: the problem of attracting and retaining staff. At last month’s BC Safety Charter Round Table, recruitment and retention was the topic of discussion with company executives. It emerged again as a shared concern of members at our Annual […]

Introducing the OSSE Continual Improvement Program Webinar Series

OSSE certified? The OSSE Continual Improvement Program Webinar Series provides continuing education to help you keep improving your safety management system, address emerging risks, and stay current with changes affecting OSSE certification. Speakers include specialized advisors, external auditors, and leaders in the field of OHS, who will guide you and provide resources beyond the basics. […]

Mentorship for the long game: Goodwin Industrial Electric invests in opportunity

Goodwin Industrial Electric Project Manager Justin Tofsrud started as a journeyman electrician. Over seven years with the company, he has moved through the service department and is now working in management and human resources while pursuing a graduate diploma in business mentorship at SFU. “I got into trades when I was young because it was […]

Safety at the Capitol: Alliance AGM Recap

Following the Annual General Meeting in May, Minister of Labour Harry Bains spoke at a luncheon for members and MLAs. Repeating his vision of making BC the safest place to live and work in Canada, the Minister shared the story of a near-miss incident that inspired his personal passion for workplace safety and congratulated the […]

A night to remember 2019 Safety Pinnacle Awards Gala

On April 24, the Alliance hosted the 2019 Safety Pinnacle Awards Gala at the Terminal City Club in Vancouver. More than 130 executives, safety leaders, and teams from 30 BC manufacturers and food processors attended. The keynote was delivered by Steve Rio, CEO of Briteweb and Nature of Work. Beginning the evening, Christopher Lung, the […]

Millennials look for culture: Pay, education and culture top drivers – Deloitte

“Forty-three per cent of millennials envision leaving their jobs within two years, and only 28 per cent seek to stay beyond five years,” according to the 2018 Deloitte Millennial Survey, which explores the views of 10,455 millennials and 1,844 Gen Z respondents around the world who were born between 1983 and 1994. Companies’ actions appear […]

2019 Ben Hume Leadership Award recipient: Q & A with Chris Inkster

At the Safety Pinnacle Awards Gala each year, the Ben Hume Award recognizes a BC Safety Charter member who demonstrates exemplary leadership in building and maintaining the culture of safety in their organization. This year’s award went to Chris Inkster, president of Freeport Industries in West Kelowna. We talked with Chris to learn about the […]