DCC named one of Canada’s safest employers

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DCC has been named one of Canada’s safest employers by Canadian Occupational Safety, an industry magazine.

DCC’s Hazard Awareness and Health and Safety Program won the Silver Award in the public sector category.

“Safety has been ingrained in the DCC culture since day one,” says National Health and Safety Coordinator Justin Chubaty. “This award is a tribute to the work of all DCC employees, particularly the 40 health and safety representatives, 9 health and safety coordinators, and the senior management champions.” The number of injuries at DCC and the amount of time lost due to injury has decreased in each of the last six years.

Scott McRae, National Operational Health and Safety Coordinator (l) and Justin Chubaty, National Health and Safety Coordinator accept the Silver Award on behalf of DCC at the Canada’s Safest Employers award ceremony in Toronto on October 28, 2015.
Scott McRae, National Operational Health and Safety Coordinator (l) and Justin Chubaty, National Health and Safety Coordinator accept the Silver Award on behalf of DCC at the Canada’s Safest Employers award ceremony in Toronto on October 28, 2015.

DCC renewed its Health and Safety program in March 2015 with a focus on hazard assessment and a risk-based approach to managing the dangers associated with the work DCC employees perform every day. The award nomination was an opportunity to have the program evaluated against others in the public sector.

While being very proud of the national recognition, Chubaty emphasizes that it simply indicates that “we have built a solid program so far.” We are always looking at ways to improve and do more to ensure the health and well-being of our employees. Chubaty has already identified some areas for improvement, particularly in the area of ergonomics. “This year, we were the silver winner, but next year we hope to achieve gold!”


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