Westcan Bulk Transport wins Canada's Safest Employers award
TORONTO, ON — Edmonton’s Westcan Bulk Transport is the top transportation winner on Canada’s Safest Employers 2016 list by Thomson Reuters Canada.
In recent years, the company launched a safety awareness program called Actively Caring.
“It’s not a gotcha game, not someone who wants to get you in trouble, not someone who is a know-it-all; they actively care,” Westcan’s Dan Columbus, vice-president of health, safety and environment, told the magazine. “And there is no discipline — that is completely outside the aim of the program,” he added.
Other safety measures include designating May as Distraction Avoidance Month across the company, coinciding with the rollout of a new distraction avoidance policy. Employees were asked to sign a distraction pledge and dedicate it to a loved one. The pledges are displayed at Westcan terminals.
Lastly, Westcan has been proactive in developing a mandatory fatigue management program, with a particular focus on the threat of sleep apnea.
Calgary’s Horizon North transportation company won silver in the transportation category for the Canada’s Safest Employers list.