Safe Saskatchewan continued its momentum towards changing Saskatchewan’s safety culture today as the organization announced the addition of 51 business, government and community leaders to the Saskatchewan Health and Safety Leadership Charter.
“For decades, Saskatchewan has suffered the toll of an epidemic of preventable injury but, year after year, we are seeing that change for the better. Last year, we celebrated one of the largest ever Charter events. This year, we have seen that progress continue through yet another successful event” said Gord Moker, CEO of Safe Saskatchewan.
Safe Saskatchewan is a registered not-for-profit organization whose vision is an injury-free Saskatchewan. In 2010, Safe Saskatchewan and WorkSafe Saskatchewan launched the Saskatchewan Health & Safety Leadership Charter, aimed at creating a cultural shift among community leaders, and positioning injury prevention as a core value. Signatories participate in a health and safety leadership learning community that shares information and best practices.
As a result of ongoing recruitment efforts in 2014-2015, the Charter welcomed new signatories whose organizations represent the agricultural, airline, automotive, construction, co-operative, government, healthcare, manufacturing, mining, municipal, non-profit, oil and gas, publishing, recycling, research, retail, security, service, transportation and technology sectors.
These new signatories join 382 other leaders from across the province who have made this commitment. The Charter initiative is an integral part of Mission:Zero, a long-running program aimed at eliminating preventable injuries in the province.
The signatures on the Charter are more than just ink on paper. Studies show that Charter members’ time loss injury rate dropped for the fifth consecutive year, and from 2013 to 2014, decreased by 14.78 per cent versus the provincial decease of just 5.12 per cent. And the provincial total injury rate decreased by 10.38 per cent, but Charter members’ total injury rate dropped by 11.18 per cent.
“We have made great strides in changing the way Saskatchewan people think and act about health in safety at home, work and play. These new signatories will serve as tremendous allies and role models in our ongoing efforts. I want to thank all the Charter signatories, past and present, for their leadership and commitment to Mission:Zero,” said Moker.
2015 Charter Signatory Organizations
|4 Souls Cleaning and Water Service|
|A.R.M. Holdings Ltd|
|Affinity Credit Union|
|ARKK Tubing Inspection Services Ltd|
|Business and Industry Magazine|
|Certified Mining & Construction Sales & Rentals|
|CFO Rentals Inc|
|City of North Battleford|
|DSG Power Systems|
|Envirotec Services Incorporated|
|Flynn Group of Companies|
|Innovative Iron Products|
|International Road Dynamics Inc|
|Key Auto Group|
|Langen Health and Safety Inc|
|Northern Lights Casino|
|Parkland Ambulance Care|
|Points Athabasca Contracting Ltd|
|Prairie Swine Centre Inc|
|Primex Training Centre Inc|
|Prince Albert & District Chamber of Commerce|
|Prince Albert Co-operative Association Limited|
|Rack Petroleum Ltd|
|RCMP “F” Division|
|Safway Services Canada ULC|
|Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission|
|Saskatchewan Association of Automobile Repairers|
|Sherwood Co-operative Association Limited|
|Soteria Safety Consulting Ltd|
|SRG Security Resource Group Inc|
|Star Egg Company Ltd|
|Sunrise Publishing Ltd|
|Supreme Office Products Limited|
|Team Drilling Limited Partnership|
|Tesco Electric Ltd|
|Tesco Industries Inc|
|TGD Training & Consulting|
|Town of Big River|
|Tron Construction and Mining|
|Vale Potash Canada Ltd|
|Value Tire and Battery|