British Columbia Safety Authority

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September 10, 2013 13:21 ET

BC Safety Authority: Honouring Those Who Enhance Safety in BC

BC Safety Authority Opens Nominations for the Lieutenant Governor Safety Awards 2013

NEW WESTMINSTER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Sept. 10, 2013) - BC Safety Authority (BCSA) has now opened the call for nominations for the Lieutenant Governor Safety Awards 2013, now in its eighth year.

Every day in British Columbia, individuals and organizations work to ensure the technologies we interact with at work and play are safe. BCSA's Lieutenant Governor Safety Awards honours individuals and organizations committed to the safe installation, operation and maintenance of technical equipment. From electrical, boiler and gas systems, to elevators, railways, passenger ropeways and amusement rides, these technical systems all play important roles in our lives.

Presented in the name of Her Honour, the Honourable Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor of BC, the awards recognize individuals and organizations for their outstanding contribution to technical safety and provide a unique opportunity for those in the safety system to build relationships and share their expertise.

"Technology makes our lives better in many ways, but we need to have confidence that it will work safely," said Catherine Roome, BCSA President & CEO. "At BC Safety Authority, it is our job to build confidence in technical safety by working with the women and men who deliver safe technical systems every day in BC. These awards are one way we can honour those who truly make a difference. For safe technical systems. Everywhere."

In past years, BCSA has honoured three award recipients for lifetime, individual and organizational achievements. However, this year's awards will honour excellence in each of BCSA's seven technologies, as well as an award for systems integration. This new format reflects BCSA's focus on recognizing those who promote safe practices across the technologies where they deliver safety services. The eight award categories are:

  • Excellence in Electrical Safety
  • Excellence in Boiler, Pressure Vessel and Refrigeration Safety
  • Excellence in Gas Safety
  • Excellence in Elevating Safety
  • Excellence in Railway Safety
  • Excellence in Passenger Ropeway Safety
  • Excellence in Amusement Ride and Device Safety
  • Excellence in Systems Safety (multi-technology)

Nominations close on Thursday, October 17th, 2013. Demonstrating a commitment and contribution to technical safety in BC, award recipients are characterized by three or more of the following: Risk Aware; Knowledgeable; Collaborative; Influential; Innovative; and Involved in Industry. Recipients will be selected by the Lieutenant Governor Safety Awards Selection Committee, which includes a senior BCSA staff member and other respected individuals in the safety system. The awards ceremony will be held on Monday, December 2nd, 2013 at the River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond, BC.

The awards are made possible through the generous support of the following sponsors:

  • Murphy Oil - (silver level)
  • The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists - BC Chapter (bronze level)
  • BC Electrical Association (bronze level)
  • The FIOSA MIOSA Safety Alliance of BC (bronze level)
  • Black Press (media sponsor)

For more information and the nomination form, visit the BCSA website at: www.safetyauthority.ca/events

About BC Safety Authority

BC Safety Authority is an independent, self-funded organization mandated to oversee the safe installation and operation of technical systems and equipment. In addition to issuing permits, licences and certificates, it works with industry to reduce safety risks through assessment, education and outreach, enforcement, and research.

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