Victoria BC – For the sixth consecutive year the Capital Regional District (CRD) has received provincial recognition for its workplace safety programming. The North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week Award for Best Program in Local Government was awarded to the CRD for the second year running. The continued recognition confirms the CRD’s place as a leader in occupational health and safety in the workplace.
Since 2003, the CRD has received a total of 11 awards for safety programming, including the 2006 Best Overall safety program in Canada. “At the CRD, our staff take safety in the workplace very seriously,” said CRD Chief Administrative Officer Kelly Daniels. “We are certainly pleased with the continued recognition for our safety programs and initiatives. The awards confirm that our staff work in a safe work environment, one where safety is everyone’s business.”
Previous CRD awards for workplace safety include the NAOSHWeek Award for Best Program in Local Government (2007), the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE) BC Achievement Recognition Award (2007) and NAOSHWeek Awards for Best Overall Program in Canada (2006), Best Overall Program in BC (2006) and Best in General Industry (2006). In 2005 the CRD also received provincial recognition from WorkSafeBC for its young worker safety training initiatives.
NAOSH is an international safety initiative administered each year in Canada through WorkSafeBC and the CSSE. The program aims to raise safety awareness and to reduce injuries and illness in the workplace, at home and in the community.
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For further information please contact:
Chris Neilson, Senior Manager
Human Resources, CRD