Radiation Safety Institute of Canada

Radiation Safety Institute of Canada

February 27, 2014 14:00 ET

Radiation Safety Institute's Steven Mahoney Honoured by the Ontario General Contractors Association

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Feb. 27, 2014) - Steve Mahoney, President of the Radiation Safety Institute of Canada, has been honoured with the 2014 Douglas Chalmers Award for Safety by the Ontario General Contractors Association (OGCA).

The award is presented to a person who has demonstrated exceptional service to the cause of construction safety through their actions and contributions and has added to the advancement of health and safety in the industry.

"I am humbled to receive this award and accept it with the utmost gratitude. I have both a professional and personal commitment to the cause of workplace safety since learning of my grandfather's death when my mother was a child" recounted Mahoney.

Mahoney's grandfather was killed on the job leaving a wife and several children, including Mahoney's mother behind. "It was clearly avoidable. Every work fatality involves a bad choice, a direct bad decision or a direct bad omission, and the line between cause and effect is clear."

"Mahoney has demonstrated significant dedication and has built an unprecedented legacy of commitment and leadership towards his vision. I believe that Steve Mahoney is unmatched as a nominee for this year's award" Stated OGCA President, Clive Thurston.

Mahoney is a well known to members of the OGCA, is Past-Chair of the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board (WSIB) and is the current President of the Radiation Safety Institute.

"It is time to address the big picture and make workplace injury as socially unacceptable as drinking and driving. The answer is to move prevention and safety to the asset side of the ledger. Safety, in other words, is an investment, not a cost of business."

About Radiation Safety Institute

Founded in 1980, the Radiation Safety Institute of Canada is an independent, national organization dedicated to promoting and advancing radiation safety in the workplace, in the environment and in the community. Our commitment to the principle of "good science in plain language"® underpins everything we do. We offer a broad range of educational, technical and scientific services to businesses, organizations and individuals across Canada and around the world.The Radiation Safety Institute of Canada is also a registered charity.

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