December Safety Award Winner

The December Safety Award recognizes Tim Rainville, Foreman, Thomas Cavanagh Construction Limited.

On December 17, 2018, a team member approached Tim and indicated that he was not feeling well and was experiencing chest pains. Tim immediately escorted the team member to the hospital and notified his spouse. Tim did not let the team member drive himself to the hospital and possibly suffer a cardiac event while driving.

Tim’s proactive approach potentially saved the team member’s life and the lives of others on the roadway. Congratulations Tim!

September Safety Award Winner

Each month, NCHCA presents a safety award to an individual who demonstrates awareness of safety issues and acts proactively to prevent injury or damage to property.

The September Safety Award recognizes Justin Montgomery, Foreman, Aecon Construction Ontario East Ltd., for recognizing a serious safety issue and taking action to ensure the safety of workers.

An Aecon crew was working in a basement parking garage with a ventilation system in place. A third-party concrete crew working in the garage isolated its work area with tarps, which blocked the main outlet of Aecon’s ventilation system. Justin recognized the danger and warned the third-party crew that they were working in a toxic atmosphere with levels of CO up to 200ppm. Both crews exited the area to wait for CO levels to stabilize. The tarp was taken down, safety talks were given to inform workers of the hazards of a dangerous atmosphere, and the ventilation system was modified to offset the additional workers and equipment.

Justin’s proactive approach ensured a safer jobsite and prevented potential injury. Congratulations Justin!

August Safety Award Winner

Each month, NCHCA presents a safety award to an individual who demonstrates awareness of safety issues and acts proactively to prevent injury or damage to property.

The August Safety Award recognizes a Louis Bray Construction Limited worker for his actions in recognizing a safety issue. The Louis Bray worker came upon a subcontractor worker that was using marijuana, then an illegal substance, in a safety sensitive environment.

He recognized this as a safety concern and creating a dangerous and potentially life-threatening situation. The Louis Bray worker reported the incident to his supervisor and the subcontractor worker was subsequently removed from the site.  The worker’s proactive approach ensured a safer jobsite and prevented potential injury or damage to property. Congratulations!

June Safety Award Winner

Each month, NCHCA presents a safety award to an individual who demonstrates awareness of safety issues and acts proactively to prevent injury or damage to property.

The June Safety Award recognizes Patrick Labelle of R.W. Tomlinson Ltd., for his actions at an accident between a motorcycle and an automobile 43 near Avonmore, Ontario.

On June 29, 2018, Patrick came upon the accident and stopped to assist the injured motorcyclist. A nurse and paramedic also stopped to assist. Patrick asked the driver if he was ok, and provided a pillow and his first aid kit to the nurse. As his kit did not have a splint, Patrick found two rulers which were used to splint a broken finger. Patrick set out his pylons to ensure that the scene would be visible and safer for traffic, and used his spill kit to contain a gas spill from the motorcycle. Patrick’s proactive approach provided resources to assist the motorcyclist and ensured a safer accident scene. Congratulations Patrick!

April Safety Award Winner

Each month, NCHCA presents a safety award to an individual who demonstrates awareness of safety issues and acts proactively to prevent injury or damage to property.

The April 2018 Safety Award goes to Glenn Mulligan, Dump Truck Driver, Karson Group.

On April 19, 2018, Glenn recognized that although the existing site traffic control met Book 7 requirements, the lack of visibility around a curve in the road was a potential hazard. He recommended to the site supervisor that additional truck turning signage be placed to give the public better visibility of site entrance traffic, and allow the access and egress areas to move more smoothly for the jobsite. Glenn’s recommendations were implemented resulting in a safer site. Glenn’s hazard assessment and proactive approach resulted in prevention of potential harm to persons and/or property. Congratulations Glenn!

March Safety Award Winner

Each month, NCHCA presents a safety award to an individual who demonstrates awareness of safety issues and acts proactively to prevent injury or damage to property.

The March 2018 Safety Award goes to Kenny Greer, Connections Crew Leader at Direct Bore Inc., for assisting a member of the public with small children locked in a home with stove and oven turned on. Kenny’s proactive actions prevented possible injury or damage to property. Congratulations Kenny!