British Columbia Safety Authority

British Columbia Safety Authority

August 04, 2011 13:00 ET

BC Safety Authority: Do You Know a Safety Superhero?

Nominations Open for the 7th Annual Lieutenant Governor's Awards for Public Safety

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Aug. 4, 2011) - Every day in British Columbia, individuals and organizations work tirelessly to protect the public by making our communities a safer place to work, live and play.

The seventh annual Lieutenant Governor's Awards for Public Safety is seeking nominations to honour British Columbians for their outstanding contributions to public safety. These can be an individual, organization or a group of people in the community. The annual awards program is presented by the BC Safety Authority (BCSA) under the auspices of His Honour, The Honourable Steven Point, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia.

"At the BC Safety Authority, we believe that reducing or eliminating risk is everyone's responsibility," said Catherine Roome, BCSA's President and CEO. "But some people and organizations lead by example through their dedication to the pursuit of safety excellence. These are the "Safety Superheroes" that we want to celebrate and recognize through this awards program."

The three award categories are:

  • Lifetime Achievement
  • Exceptional Contribution to Public Safety: Individual
  • Exceptional Contribution to Public Safety: Organization

Nominations close Monday, September 12, 2011. This year's awards will be presented at a luncheon on November 16 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

The Lieutenant Governor's Awards for Public Safety exist to encourage safe practices, procedures, behaviours and attitudes by acknowledging those British Columbians who make positive contributions to our provincial safety system.

Award recipients will be selected by the Lieutenant Governor's Public Safety Selection Committee, which includes a senior staff member of the BC Safety Authority, representatives from safety organizations, and other respected individuals in the safety field.

The awards are made possible through the generous support of the following sponsors: Fortis BC, WorkSafeBC (Platinum); Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC, CSA Group (Silver); ; BC Association for Crane Safety, BC Construction Association, Canadian Home Builders' Association of BC, Electrical Contractors Association of BC, Justice Institute of BC, Spectra Energy, Teck Resources Limited (Bronze); and Black Press (Media).

2010 Winners:

  • Lifetime Achievement: Donald Dahr, Manager, Industry and Labour Services, WorkSafeBC
  • Individual: Bill Meechan, Meech Safety
  • Organization: BC Road Builders & Heavy Construction Association

The BC Safety Authority mandates the safe installation and use of technical equipment. The BCSA also issues permits and licences, educates, and conducts onsite inspections in higher-risk situations.

For more information and nomination forms visit the BCSA web site at

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