PCL Honoured for Industry-Leading Safety Achievements

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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, 2016.

"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.

  • ​Selected 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.
  • In 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.”


PCL 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.​ 


Liisa Morley
Communications Specialist
PCL Constructors Canada Inc. (Toronto)

Christine MacCormack
Communications Specialist
PCL Constructors Canada Inc. (Ottawa)