Past Annual Achievement Awards
2016 Event Recap
This year the event was held on March 12, 2016 at the Deerfoot Inn and Casino in Calgary.
The ACSA would like to thank our dignitaries and of course our MC, Jebb Fink, and fellow presenters from the RSC’s for making the evening a success and pleasure for all.
CalgaryClick to view winners
Pacesetter – Chris Bowyer
Chris Bowyer has been the Health & Safety Manager at Jertyne Interior Services Ltd. since May 2008 and has been instrumental in managing, maintaining and improving the company’s safety program and Certificate of Recognition. Chris sits on the Calgary Regional Safety Committee and has done so for seven years. He is now the Chairman of the Education, promotions and new initiatives committee. He believes in the valuable contribution young adults can bring to the RSC and has played a pivotal role in engaging this audience through coordinating school visits and trade shows.
Trailblazer (Small) – Rush Roofing & Contracting
Rush Roofing has been installing asphalt, wood, and specialty roofs in Calgary and the surrounding area since 1992.Today, Rush Roofing is recognized by builders and manufacturers for their excellent installation procedures and their culture, commitment and ongoing dedication to safety is inspirational. They offer safety bonuses to all workers based on their performance throughout the year and also hold an annual high school roofing class in which students are taught instillation techniques along with the key fundamentals of workplace safety.
Trailblazer (Medium) – Leblond Plumbing and Heating
Leblond Plumbing and Heating has taken great strides in the last two years towards safety and is an active ACSA member. Since obtaining their COR in 2014, the ongoing improvements in behavior, accountability and resource management have been excellent. This has been credited to the implementation of monthly safety meetings and rigorous worksite monitoring program. The company also upholds a strong safety ethic through their participation in NAOSH events, tradeshows and sponsorships.
Trailblazer (Large) – Bee-Clean Building Maintenance.
A Canadian industry leader providing janitorial and restoration services, Bee-Clean Building Maintenance are dedicated to fostering a cleaner, greener environment while instilling a high standard of cleanliness. The company is an active member of the ACSA and a COR certificate holder since 1997. They are also true leaders in the industry and great contributors to the CRSC’s sub-committees and a regular participant in its annual events. This company is a positive example in the custodian industry with its frontline health and safety leadership.
EdmontonClick to view winners
Pacesetter – Jackson Heng
Jackson joined Pagnotta Industries in 2013 after completing his two-year Health and Safety program at NAIT. With a comprehensive understanding of the OH&S legislation and good business-sense, he has proven himself to be one of Pagnotta’s top safety advisors. He is a qualified internal safety auditor and also teaches in-house train-the-trainer Fall Protection course to his colleagues. A proven leader and respected workmate, Jackson is an integral member of the Pagnotta team. He also works with Skills Canada, the ACSA and participates regularly in the ERSC; as well as volunteers at many of its events.
Trailblazer (Small) – Ambient Film Productions
Ambient Film Productions has been a great support for the ERSC, producing the past three video for the Video Committee – giving them life and a fresh new look. The high quality product and service along with competitive pricing formed the foundations of a strong working relationship. Owner, Stuart Becker, is a member of the ERSC Video Committee and has a thorough understanding of the Committee’s needs, thanks to his ‘grass roots’ approach.
Trailblazer (Medium) – Eton-West Construction
Eton-West consistently scores high on the annual COR audit and internal audit thanks to an extensive, accessible and continuously reinforced safety program. They have maintained their COR for almost 20 years. The company ensures its sites are always maintained to the highest standard of safety, as well as providing personnel with the adequate training and equipment. Eton-West believes in its people and invests in their professional development when it comes to safety; providing staff bonuses and incentives; assisting with staff tuition fees; and ensuring all training is up to date and implemented. This is the fourth Trailblazer Award win for Eton-West.
Trailblazer (Large) – Scott Builders
Scott Builders understand the importance of safety and in establishing a culture of safety in the workplace. Employees have a comprehensive understanding of company safety policies, through established programs such as ‘Good Catch’ and internal Safety Committees and mentoring program. The CEO and COO themselves are often seen actively participating in field activities, such as tool box meeting and inspections. Management encourage staff to become actively involved in safety, providing ongoing professional development and training through the ACSA and multiple universities, as well as providing opportunities to attend conferences. Staff also volunteer not only on the ERSC, but also the CRSC and Parkland RSC and are regular participants in NAOSH Week, and on a number of sub-committees.
Grande PrairieClick to view winners
Pacesetter – Nicole Lazaruk
Nicole is a Senior HSE Administrator for Northern Mat and Bridge where she is responsible for the company’s training and orientation, audits, documentation control, shop and office safety. Soon after Nicole started her career as a Health and Safety professional she lost her brother to a workplace accident. This tragic incident only drove Nicole to be more involved in workplace safety. When Nicole was given the opportunity to bring the Steps for Life Walk to the Peace Region and raise awareness and funds for Threads of Life she was honoured and could not think of a better way to spread the word about preventing future workplace tragedies. Nicole has been actively involved with the Grande Prairie Regional Safety Committee for the past 2 years.
Trailblazer (Large) – Northern Mat & Bridge
Northern Mat & Bridge specializes in providing safe, cost effective temporary access products and solutions for energy industries across North America. The company maintains the highest level of commitment to all aspects of its Health, Safety and Environment excellence with a commitment to the education of all employees and contractors. Each employee strives to achieve the company goal of having every project done safely with zero incident, on time and on budget, with the smallest impact on the environment. Company safety initiatives include a comprehensive driver behavior program; in-house ergonomics and training programs, and an internal three day safety conference for all employees. Company employees are also actively involved in the Grande Prairie RSC Committee and its annual events and campaigns.
LakelandClick to view winners
Pacesetter – Lynne Wunder
Since first working in Health and Safety some seventeen years ago, Lynne has made safety a way of life at work and at home. She is the Safety Coordinator for Bexson Construction and has developed the company’s safety program and, through excellent audit results, helps it maintain its COR. Lynne was first introduced to the Lakeland Regional Safety Committee in 2006 and has been actively involved since. She believes if every committee member does their part by attending meetings, voicing industry concerns, introducing new and younger people to the committee and by actively being involved with the events we host in our region, the committee will continue to keep growing and be more successful every year.
Trailblazer (Large) – City of Lloydminster
The City of Lloydminster employs 380 residents, conducting a variety of professions, helping move the City forward. As the largest municipality in the region, Lloydminster is the business hub for the heavy oil and agricultural sectors and one of the four core pillars built in to the City of Lloydminster’s corporate priorities is Safety. They aim to promote a culture of safety not only amongst employees, but also to residents and visitors of Lloydminster alike. They are actively involved in ACSA’s training courses and contribute to the Lakeland Regional Safety Committee through participation in initiatives such as NAOSH Week, Day of Mourning, Threads for Life and more.
LethbridgeClick to view winners
Pacesetter – Steven Yanke
Steven joined the Lethbridge Regional Safety Committee in 2011, where he took on the role of Chair of the NAOSH Committee. Since then he has taken a hands-on approach to all aspects of the Committees initiatives – from flipping burgers at damage prevention BBQ’s – to manning display tents at local events. Steven has earned his role as current Chairperson of the Lethbridge Regional Safety Committee and has shown great leadership over the past year, having introduced greater learning opportunities, created sponsorship partnerships, led fundraisers and more. His active approach and enthusiasm inspires everyone he interacts with and encourages people to go above and beyond in their efforts on the Committee.
Trailblazer ( Large) – McNally Contractors
McNally Contractors have been hard at work over the past couple of years developing a culture of safety. Through the assistance of CAT Safety Services, McNally Contractors has introduced safety meeting, hazard assessments and worksite inspections to help strengthen their safety program and awareness of the importance of safety has increased since introducing these new initiatives and the company has seen positive results. McNally Contractors are also actively involved with their local Lethbridge RSC, participating in a number of annual initiatives, such as awareness campaigns and tradeshows.
Medicine HatClick to view winners
Pacesetter – Brian Unger
Brian is a former journeyman bricklayer and restoration mason. Since retiring from bricklaying, he now dedicates his time to his role as a safety supervisor for Mayzes Masonry in which he trains employees, maintains the company’s COR and also volunteers on the Medicine Hat RSC. His contribution to the RSC is highly valued and he is considered to be a reliable and dedicated member – having not missed one meeting in three years. His latest initiatives have included creating a better collective understanding of hazard assessment and control as well as promoting more local training registrations.
Trailblazer (Small) – Rodermond Enterprises
Considering Rodermond Enterprises is a fairly newly established company, they have made great strides in safety. One impressive company initiative has been the Pre-Job Hazard Assessment, which facilitates dialogue on what staff need to train up for, specific equipment needs, PPE requirements etc. This initiative has helped create a clear pattern on safety awareness among workers on the job. All employees also take the CSTS as part of their orientation and training requirements are kept up to date and relevant. The company is also actively involved in the Medicine RSC, joining meetings, attending events and helping out when needed.
Trailblazer (Medium) – Fox Energy
Fox Energy is committed to ensuring their clients and all staff are provided with the latest updated safety information possible. They offer a wide range of training options to staff ensuring they are kept educated and informed on the latest safety issues and procedures. Constantly striving to exceed expectations in service and support, Fox Energy is considered a highly professional and reputable company. They are represented on the Medicine Hat RSC and support its initiatives including NAOSH Week and contributing articles for the Advisor magazine.
ParklandClick to view winners
Pacesetter – Ryan Hawley
Ryan has shown outstanding safety leadership through his continual promotion and involvement with the Parkland Regional Safety Committee. Currently the Chairperson of the Parkland RSC, Ryan has dedicated a tremendous amount of time and expertise in developing safety videos which have raised the profile of not only the PRSC but safety within the industry. The videos have opened up a new ways to exposing people to safety and has been embraced by the Parkland RSC.
Trailblazer (Small) – Young Contracting
Young Contracting has recently completed their safety program resulting in becoming COR certified. Key elements of their HSE program are to keep employees safe in the workplace in order to go home safe to their families and to continue training and education of employees constantly to better themselves and the company from a safety aspect. To keep staff safety conscious they have safety awards for top performing workers and all workers are trained to be competent with their positions in courses such as H2S Alive, WHIMIS, CSTS, First Aid, Ground Disturbance, Fall Protection, Confined Space and more. Company representatives also participate in the Parkland RSC safety meetings and volunteer at events.
Trailblazer (Medium) – Phoenix Construction
Phoenix Construction tries to take a proactive approach towards their responsibilities for safety. The company’s full time Safety Manager takes an active role in the Red Deer community and on construction sites, setting a good example and encouraging others to follow suit. This ‘lead by example’ approach has seen Phoenix Construction succeed in their safety measures and become a leader in safety in the industry. The COR company also has in-house WHMIS and Global Harmonization training for all employees and often takes advantage of the courses the ACSA has on offer. The company also plays an active role in the Parkland RSC, supporting a number of projects such as the video shoots, Steps for Life, BBQ’s and more.
Trailblazer (Large) – Tie between Quinn Contracting and Prime Boiler Services
Quinn Contracting has provided time, material, equipment, location and resources to promote and assist the Parkland Regional Safety Committee. They are committed to supporting the RSC’s safety initiatives and are a valued member of the Committee. Safety culture is engrained in every aspect of Quinn Contracting’s business, with a zero injury safety strategy in place. Company programs include an internal electronic communications system enabling the company to provide all employees with real time safety bulletins and a comprehensive reporting system in place.
Prime Boiler Services takes an active leadership role in a number of regional safety groups, including the Parkland RSC. The company also encourages their employees to get involved in safety awareness and education initiatives in the community. Their involvement throughout the year in Parkland RSC activities has been invaluable; participating in NAOSH Week, Steps for Life, providing resources and volunteers for safety videos and more.
Wood BuffaloClick to view winners
Pacesetter – Wendy McIlvenna
Wendy currently works as an HSEQ Coordinator for Acuren Group and lives in Fort McMurray and has been a member of the Wood Buffalo RSC for three years. She has been a positive contributor at every meeting she’s attended. She promotes health and safety through sharing her knowledge freely with others and showing leadership through her volunteering efforts in Family Safety Day, Day of Mourning and the Santa Clause Parade. Her passion for health and safety is evident, never shying away from a challenge and always willing to do whatever she can to promote the importance of health and safety.
Trailblazer (Small) – Eagle Fence Products
Eagle Fence Products is a small aboriginal fencing company who prides themselves on quality jobs done safely. They were nominated for their work on a project with Suncor Voyageur, in which the company demonstrated professionalism and leadership from start to finish – with safety upheld as a top priority at all times. The company is also actively involved in ACSA courses, the COR process, training material and the Wood Buffalo RSC, attending meetings since 2013. They are is considered a highly valued member of the Committee thanks to their commitment through volunteering and sponsorships.
Trailblazer (Medium) – iSafety Training and Staffing
iSafety is an aboriginal company who prides themselves on maintaining a high level of integrity and trust in their business, while delivering quality jobs done safely. They have various training programs offered to staff as well as an awards incentive system to encourage an excellent safety performance. The company’s safety management system includes eight key elements – Management, Leadership, Commitment, Hazard Identification, Hazard Control, Inspections, Training Incident Investigation and Emergency response. iSafety is also an active member of the Wood Buffalo RSC and is also involved with the annual CSSE professional development events.
Trailblazer (Large) – Laird
Safety is an essential component of Laird’s DNA and the foundation of the company’s success. Their commitment is to deliver the highest quality service to our customers in the most cost-effective, safe and timely manner. People at Laird are dedicated to the concept that all incidents are preventable through effective safety program management and through valuing people’s well-being above all else. Laird is also represented on the Wood Buffalo RSC and consistently attend meetings and volunteer time towards activities and events.
NCSO/HSA of the YearClick to view winners
NCSO of the Year – Catherine Connauton
In her four years in the industry, Ms Connauton has displayed strong leadership through her respectful approach to teaching safety to others and her willingness to mentor and coach her co-workers so they comprehensively understand the purpose and meaning behind important safety requirements. Her innovative approach to standardizing and streamlining behavioral based observations with the ‘Good Catch’ card concept is a terrific example of Ms Connauton’s approach to health and safety management. This commitment on the job, coupled with her volunteering efforts, makes Ms Connauton an ideal recipient for the Award.
HSA of the Year – Sierra Murray
In her short two years in the industry, Ms Murray has displayed strong leadership, through her safety management across multiple sites as well an impressive ability to innovate through the standardization of the company’s on-site filing. This has in turn earned her the respect of her co-workers and praise from her Superintendents.