Victoria, BC - For the 7th consecutive year, the Capital Regional District has received recognition for its workplace safety programming. For 2009, the CRD has received five (5) awards, including a special honourable mention for its safety programming. Awards received this year were:
- NAOSH (North American Occupational Safety and Health) Award – Best in Local Government
- NAOSH Award – Most Innovative Safety Program
- NAOSH Honourable Mention Award – to the Capital Region Housing Corporation for their NAOSH Week Initiatives
- CSSE BC (Canadian Society of Safety Engineering of BC) Achievement Recognition Award for Organizations with 500+ Employees
- CSSE Canada National Award – Most Innovative Safety Program
With these awards, the CRD continues to be recognized as a leader in occupational health and safety in the workplace.
Since 2003, the CRD has received a total of 15 awards and two honourable mentions for safety programming. “At the CRD, we take safety at the workplace very seriously,” said CRD Chief Administrative Officer Kelly Daniels. “We are very honoured with the recognition that we have received for our safety programs and initiatives. It is because of the dedication of our staff to safety in the workplace that we have received this recognition. We are pleased with the knowledge that our staff can come to work in a highly safe work environment and one where safety is everyone’s business.”
Previous CRD awards for workplace safety include: NAOSH Week Award – Best in Local Government (2003, 2007, 2008); NAOSH Week Award - Best Overall Program in Canada (2006); NAOSH Week Award - Best Overall Program in British Columbia (2006); NAOSH Week Award - Best in General Industry (2006); NAOSH Week Award - Best Presentation of NAOSH Week Theme (2006); CSSE BC Achievement Recognition Award (2005, 2007); CSSE BC honourable mention award - Best Training/ Orientation Program for Young and New Workers (2005); CSSE BC award for Best Safety Committee (2004). In addition, in 2005 the CRD received provincial recognition from WorkSafe BC for its young worker safety training initiatives.
About NAOSH: North American Occupational Safety & Health (NAOSH) is an international safety initiative administered each year in Canada through the WorkSafeBC and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE). The program aims to raise safety awareness, and to reduce injuries and illness in the workplace, at home and in the community.
For further information please contact:
Chris Neilson, Senior Manager
CRD Human Resources