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 Alliance and its members for their achievements in reducing injury rates.
CEO Lisa McGuire highlighted the impact of Alliance services, pointing out that companies using Alliance services for two years improved safety performance at three times the rate of the sector overall. In human terms, she noted, over the past decade, that has enabled 3,624 workers to go home safe to their families due to injuries avoided—and helped members avoid $36.1 million in premiums since 2012.
At the luncheon, we premiered the 2018 Year in Review video, sharing the industry perspectives of three member companies on the importance of health and safety programs and certification in their organizations and the support of the Manufacturing Safety Alliance.
Watch the video: 2018 Year in Review