WorkSafe Saskatchewan presents 2017 Safe Employer Award

WorkSafe Saskatchewan presented the 2017 Safe Employer Award recently in Saskatoon. The award was presented to GFL Environmental Inc. of Saskatoon.

GFL strives for Mission: Zero in and away from the workplace. Employees actively embrace the safety culture and participate in five weekly live safety broadcasts. Employees use an app to communicate safety updates, road conditions and share information with satellite offices. GFL’s safety processes exceed what is required in federal and provincial regulations and their HAZMAT Tactical Workbook has been recognized and shared across Canada. The waste management company achieved COR in 2005 and signed the Saskatchewan Health and Safety Leadership Charter in 2015.

National Director of EH&S Liquid Brian Hiller accepted the award on behalf of GFL and expressed gratitude to everyone involved in the company’s rich health and safety programs.

The two finalists for the 2017 Safe Employer Award were the RM of Wilton and Mosaic Potash Belle Plaine.

Fast facts:

WorkSafe Saskatchewan has presented the Safe Worker award annually since 2006.

WorkSafe Saskatchewan founded the Safe Employer award in 2007 to honour an employer who shows leadership in health and safety beyond the requirements of the industry and legislation.

Workplace peers and colleagues nominate the recipients of the award. Two committees representing WorkSafe Saskatchewan, the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour, the Saskatchewan Safety Council and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineers adjudicate the nominations.

You can view a complete list of committee members and past winners at
• Nomination forms for the 2017 award are available at

WorkSafe Saskatchewan is a partnership between the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board and the Ministry of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety.


Cementation Canada named Canada’s 2016 Safest Employer
in Mining & Natural Resources category

Canada’s Safest Employers awards recognize companies from all across Canada with outstanding accomplishments in
promoting the health and safety of their workers. The awards boast 10 industry-specific categories, ranging from hospitality to mining and natural resources. Companies are judged on a wide range of occupational health and safety elements, including employee training, OHS management systems, incident investigation, emergency preparedness and innovative health and safety initiatives. The nomination process opens on February 1 and closes June 1.

In January 2015, Cementation Canada launched an awareness campaign aimed at preventing serious injuries. The underground mining development company, based in North Bay, Ont., started by identifying what it calls the 12 Basic Safety Principles.

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