Ottawa/Toronto, ON (October 20,
2016) – PCL Constructors Canada Inc. is pleased to announce that it was honoured
with three safety achievement awards from the Ontario General Contractors
Association (OGCA) at its inaugural safety awards ceremony held on September 30,
"We were excited to create a
stand-alone safety awards event this year," said OGCA president Clive
Thurston. "We need to celebrate safety as an industry and each of us
should be proud of our achievements, because as a group, OGCA contractors are
the safest contractors in the country."
Awards were presented to
companies who recorded the lowest accident frequencies. PCL’s distinctions
included the Category I, 2015 Milestone, and Distinguished Achievement in
Health and Safety awards.
from amongst 11 other OGCA members who individually achieved over 200,000 hours
worked without a lost time incident, PCL was recognized as the Category I Winner for outstanding
safety performance in achieving the most cumulative injury-free derived hours
worked, with a yearly average of 2,414,825 hours over a three year period.
recognition of achieving over one million consecutive derived hours worked
without a lost time injury, PCL was presented with the 2015 OGCA Milestone Award. The total consecutive injury-free
derived hours worked by PCL in 2015 was 2,367,379.
- In addition,
PCL was presented with a Distinguished
Achievement in Health and Safety award for achieving Zero Injury Frequency.
This was in recognition of a three year period between 2013 and 2015, in which PCL
accumulated 7,346,369 hours without a lost time injury.
Companies honoured at the event
were also recognized by the Ministry of Labour for acting as industry leaders
in demonstrating their commitment to workplace health and safety.
“We are proud that our
passion and commitment to safety are being recognized by the industry,” said Jim
Dougan, PCL president of Eastern Canadian operations. “More importantly, by
working as partners, and not just individual companies, we fully believe that
together we will achieve our industry’s vision of ensuring that everyone
returns home safely, every day. Congratulations to everyone involved.”
ABOUT PCL CONSTRUCTORS CANADA
is a group of independent construction companies that carries out work across
Canada, the United States, the Caribbean, and in Australia. These diverse
operations in the civil infrastructure, heavy industrial, and buildings markets
are supported by a strategic presence in 31 major centres. Backed by PCL’s 100
year legacy, and with more than four decades of experience in Ontario’s dynamic
construction market, PCL’s Toronto and Ottawa offices combined have more than 800
of the construction industry’s most-talented professionals and an annual
construction volume of more than $1.5 billion. For more information, visit www.PCL.com.
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