October 5, 2017 by Corinne Lynds
“As we promote safety excellence among our members and our industry, we are encouraged to work alongside safety-minded leaders like PCL,” said OGCA president Clive Thurston. “Safety needs to be celebrated as an industry, and each of us should be proud of our achievements, because as a group, OGCA contractors are the safest contractors in the country.”
The OGCA presented the awards to companies who recorded the lowest accident frequencies. PCL’s distinctions included the Category I, 2016 Milestone, and Distinguished Achievement in Health and Safety awards.
The OGCA also recognized contractors who have achieved Certificate of Recognition (COR™) status. Granted by the Infrastructure Health & Safety Association (IHSA) in Ontario, COR™ is an employee health and safety management assessment tool that is steadily becoming a pre-qualification requirement for public and private-sector projects. PCL was one of the first general contractors to achieve this prestigious designation in Ontario.
“Everyone has their own personal reason for working safely, and I want to thank everyone across our industry who plays a part in making sure that every worker returns home safely, every day,” said Jim Dougan, PCL president of Eastern Canadian operations. “By working as partners, and not just individual companies, we firmly believe we will achieve our vision of zero incidents by maintaining attention on high risk activities, reinforcing the importance of working safely, and collaborating with industry to strengthen a positive safety culture.”