A safety leader is anyone who cares enough about the organization to take the actions that will keep themselves and others free from danger or injury through guidance, persuasion, direction, and setting the example.
RMCL is fortunate to have a number of excellent leaders in Health and Safety. How do we know? We can see the results of their influence in several ways: increased reporting, decreased lost time injuries, more employee participation, education, and in some locations, formal auditing to provincial standards.
In 2018 Team Tube Calgary’s performance improvement in all areas stood out. Their BSO, Lara Benbow and Supervisor, Aaron Malkin, have shown great safety leadership resulting in a higher level of safety consciousness among the employees. Having completed several safety courses themselves, they have significantly raised the level of formal safety training and education for all employees.
This enthusiasm, education, and leadership has improved the level of teamwork among the staff. Reporting levels are up and incident reports show great enforcement of the company rules. The branch maintained zero lost time injuries for over 8 years. Of seven employees who are eligible for Safety Excellence Awards, six have achieved one or more.
Added to Team Tube’s impressive provincial COR audit score of 93%, this indicates a growing, evolving safety culture. For these reasons, Team Tube Calgary has been chosen as the recipient of the 2018 RMCL Health & Safety Leadership Award.