DCC recognized as one of Canada's Safest Employers

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Ottawa, October 29, 2015 — DCC has been recognized as one of Canada's Safest Employers in 2015 for its commitment to occupational health and safety (OHS) by Canadian Occupational Safety. Canada's Safest Employers Awards recognize companies from all across Canada with outstanding accomplishments in promoting the health and safety of their workers.

DCC's Hazard Awareness and Health and Safety Program received the Silver Award in the Public Sector category. This program includes all occupational, operational, and human resources policies and programs that support the health and safety of DCC employees. Justin Chubaty, National Health and Safety Coordinator, and Scott McRae, National Operational Health and Safety Coordinator, accepted the award on behalf of DCC at a ceremony in Toronto on October 28, 2015.

"We are particularly thrilled to have been named as one of Canada's Safest Employers. This recognition acknowledges our efforts to protect our employees and promote safety in DCC's workplace," said James Paul, DCC's President and CEO. "I am extremely proud of the program our health and safety and human resources representatives have created to ensure that DCC employees have access to the proper training and resources to ensure their health and wellness and safety in the workplace."

Canadian Occupational Safety magazine is the most widely-read publication on OHS in Canada. It covers a wide range of topics, from office to heavy industry, and from general safety management to specific workplace hazards. It has been recognizing the best in workplace safety since 2011. Companies are judged on a wide range of OHS elements, including employee training, OHS management systems, incident investigation, emergency preparedness and innovative health and safety initiatives.

DCC is a federal Crown corporation, accountable to the Minister of Public Works and Government Services. The Corporation provides timely, effective, and efficient project delivery and full lifecycle support for infrastructure and environmental assets required for the defence of Canada. Its business includes the procurement, award and management of infrastructure and environmental contracts on behalf of its Client-Partners.

For more information, please contact:

Justin Chubaty
National Health and Safety Coordinator
Defence Construction Canada
Justin.Chubaty@dcc-cdc.gc.ca

Stephanie Ryan
Director, Communications
Defence Construction Canada
Stephanie.Ryan@dcc-cdc.gc.ca