Launched in 2011, Canada’s Safest Employers Awards recognize companies from all across Canada with outstanding accomplishments in promoting the health and safety of their workers. The 2019 nominations are now open and accepted until May 24, 2019. BC’s tourism and hospitality companies are encouraged to apply under the award categories of Services or Transportation, as well as special awards including:
- Psychological Safety Award
- Wellness Award
- Young Worker Safety Award
- Canada’s Best Health & Safety Culture Award
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. To be eligible for these awards, the nominating business must have been an employer in Canada for the last five years or more and have at least 20 employees.
A special Psychological Safety Award recognizes companies that are committed to employee mental health and are working towards implementing the National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace.
A special Wellness Award is also handed out to companies who have excellent programs in place to support an employee’s overall well-being.
A special Young Worker Safety Award is handed out to a deserving company that has exceptional programs in place for keeping workers under age 25 safe on the job.
A special Canada’s Best Health + Safety Culture Award: The top award of them all! This award recognizes an employer that exceeds traditional health and safety practices by its impact on a broader community dimension beyond their workplaces.
For more information, contact the go2HR Industry Health & Safety Team.