Defence Construction Canada wins Canada's Safest Employer award

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Ottawa, October 24, 2016 — Defence Construction Canada (DCC) has been recognized as one of Canada's Safest Employers in 2016 by Canadian Occupational Safety. The Canada's Safest Employers award recognizes companies from all across Canada with outstanding accomplishments in promoting the health and safety of their workers. DCC received the Gold Award in the Public Sector category for its commitment to occupational health and safety. Here's a short video on DCC's health and safety program.

DCC's Hazard Awareness and Health and Safety program includes all occupational, operational, and human resources policies and programs that support the health and safety of DCC employees.

"We are honoured to receive the Gold Award as one of Canada's Safest Employers. This recognition reinforces our commitment to ensuring the safety of our employees—both in the office and on the job site," said James Paul, DCC's President and CEO. "I am extremely proud of DCC's program and the culture of safety that our organization has built. DCC's team of health and safety and human resource professionals across the country support the well-being of our employees and provide resources and training to ensure a safe workplace."

Daniel Benjamin, Vice-President, Operations and Scott McRae, National Health and Safety Coordinator, accepted the award on behalf of DCC at a ceremony in Toronto on October 24, 2016.

Canadian Occupational Safety magazine is the most widely-read publication on occupational health and safety (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 Services and Procurement. 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.

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For more information, please contact:

Scott McRae
Coordinator, National Health and Safety
Defence Construction Canada

Stephanie Ryan
Director, Communications
Defence Construction Canada