Award Categories


EMPLOYER AWARDS

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Canada’s Safest Construction Employer

This category is designed to recognise an employer within the construction industry that has an exemplary health and safety record. Entrants must explain how they ensure the health and safety of anyone who has access to or works on or off their premises or facilities. 

 

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The Chemistry Industry Association of Canada Award For Canada’s Safest Chemistry Employer

This category is designed to recognise an employer within the chemistry industry that has an exemplary health and safety record. Entrants must explain how they ensure the health and safety of anyone who has access to or works on or off their premises or facilities. Includes manufacturers, distributors and wholesalers.

 

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Canada’s Safest Manufacturing Employer

This category is designed to recognise a manufacturer that can demonstrate an exemplary health and safety record. Entrants must explain how they have ensured the health and safety of anyone who has access to or works on or off their premises or facilities.

 

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Canada’s Safest Oil & Gas Employer

This category is designed to recognise an employer within the oil and gas industry that has an exemplary health and safety record. Entrants must explain how they ensure the health and safety of anyone who has access to or works on or off their premises or facilities.

 

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Canada’s Safest Mining & Natural Resources Employer

This category is designed to recognise an employer within the mining and natural resources industry (including fish and forestry) that has an exemplary health and safety record. Entrants must explain how they ensure the health and safety of anyone who has access to or works on or off their premises or facilities.

 

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Canada’s Safest Utilities and Electrical Employer

This category is designed to recognise an employer within the utilities and electrical industry that has an exemplary health and safety record. Entrants must explain how they ensure the health and safety of anyone who has access to or works on or off their premises or facilities..

 

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Canada’s Safest Employer in Services Sector

This category is designed to recognise a service-providing employer that has an exemplary health and safety record. Entrants must explain how they ensure the health and safety of anyone who has access to or works on or off their premises or facilities. Includes service-dominated businesses such as retail and hospitality.

 

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Canada’s Safest Public Sector/Non-Profit Employer

This category is designed to recognise an employer within the public sector/non-profit sector that has an exemplary health and safety record. Entrants must explain how they ensure the health and safety of anyone who has access to or works on or off their premises or facilities. Includes health care, educational institutions, police, fire and EMS, municipalities, government departments and all non-profit organizations.

 

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Canada’s Safest Logistics and Supply Chain Employer

This category is designed to recognise an employer within the logistics and supply chain industry that has an exemplary health and safety record. Entrants must explain how they ensure the health and safety of anyone who has access to or works on or off their premises or facilities. Includes warehousing, distribution, trucking and transportation.

 

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Canada’s Safest Public Transportation Employer

This category is designed to recognise a public transit employer that has an exemplary health and safety record. Entrants must explain how they ensure the health and safety of anyone who works on or off their premises or facilities. Includes transportation services by land, air and sea provided by for-profit or publicly funded employers.

 

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Canada’s Safest Employer for Young Workers

Young workers are hurt at a disproportionate rate and organizations need to put unique practices in place to engage, train and mentor young workers. This award recognizes an organization in any industry that has innovated in ways to do this and has displayed exemplary health and safety practices specifically targeted to workers under the age of 25.

 

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The WSIB Award For Canada’s Best Health & Safety Culture

This award will go to the organization in any industry with the strongest health and safety culture in the country — a culture that not only permeates the workplace, but extends into the employer’s community, networks and areas of influence to make health and safety a priority for all.

 

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Best Wellness and Psychological Safety Program

This award recognizes organizations in any industry that excel in promoting and protecting employee psychological safety (mental health) and overall wellness, including fitness, nutrition and health factors.

 

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Best Health, Safety and Environment Management Program

This award recognises excellence in environmental protection in concordance with health and safety management. Entrants can be from any industry and must demonstrate a clear commitment to corporate social responsibility, sustainability and proven environmental initiatives while maintaining strong health and safety management.

 

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Innovation in Industrial Hygiene Award

This award honours an industrial hygiene program implemented in the past 18 months that generated significant improvements in the workforce. Entrants can be from any industry and can span any area of industrial hygiene, including physical, chemical, biological or environmental hazards.

 

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Canada’s Safest New Employer

This award recognizes a company — in any industry — that has been in operation for no more than 10 years and has already established an exemplary safety record in this short tenure.

 

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Most Innovative Use of Safety Technology

This award recognizes the organization that is using the latest safety-specific technology to greatest effect, making it a responsive and effective leader in health & safety practices. This award will focus on; Particular technology solutions introduced in the last 12 – 18 months, demonstrating positive outcomes, a clear narrative demonstrating the needs identification process for implementation of the technology; alignment of the use of the technology with the organization’s broader goals; innovation in the types of technology used; efficiencies and cost-savings gained from use of technology; evidence of return on investment and impact on staff, including improved injury statistics and LTI rate.

 

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INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

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CEO of the Year

This award recognizes the CEO who has driven successful safety strategies from the top by putting people first and championing innovative safety values. Our judges will be looking for: Evidence of the CEO’s leadership skills which inspire, engage and excite the workforce about safety; demonstrated commitment to the safety function as a strategic business objective at the executive management level; and actively drives safety initiatives (alongside their safety leader/ team) through open and continuous communication and support.

 

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Rising Star of the Year

This award recognizes the safety leaders of the future, with at least 5 years of safety experience but no more than 10 and a demonstrated commitment to the function. Must demonstrate career progression within the safety function, show dedication to the field through continuing education, career progression, mentoring and coaching and be able to demonstrate experience in the execution of progressive safety initiatives during the last 12 to 18 months.

 

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Safety Leader of the Year

Launched in 2006 by Canadian Occupational Safety magazine, the Safety Leader of the Year award recognizes an individual who best exemplifies leadership and vision in the world of OHS in Canada. Eligible nominees must be safety professionals with more than 10 years of experience in the industry. The ultimate winner will be pulled from the list of Top 10 Safety Leaders as featured in the November/December issue of COS.

 

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VENDOR AWARD

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Best Safety Industry Provider

This award recognizes any service provider in the safety industry that helps their clients achieve their goals. This includes but is not limited to; personal protective equipment (PPE) manufacturers, safety training providers and HSE technology providers. Judges will consider the following: unique value proposition; major strengths compared to competitors; client success through use of the vendors services; industry's need for the service; and overall and ongoing commitment to the safety industry.

 

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