Keeping our Communities Safe
We work in communities across BC to promote safety in a variety of ways, from participating in tradeshows to volunteering our time on local initiatives we feel contribute value to the province as a whole. Participating in events where we live and work and partnering with like-minded organizations is another way we work to promote safety-minded decision making.
In 2018, we held a variety of events across BC to bring awareness to carbon monoxide safety and the importance of pulling permits and using licensed contractors. We ran print ads in small communities across the province, attended the Vancouver Home Show where we educated the public on potential sources of carbon monoxide in the home, and held a number of media interviews. We placed a particular focus for our outreach on the Northern region and Vancouver Island communities given the higher than average number of people living "off grid" and due to the shortage of tradespeople available in these regions.
Working with Data for Good Vancouver, we analyzed drug overdose data to help understand which harm-reduction methods might be most effective. While researching drug overdose data may not seem to be a natural fit for an organization focused on technical equipment safety, the exercise boosted our emotional intelligence and helped our analysts put a human face on data sets.
We presented Lieutenant Governor Safety Awards to five recipients in 2018. These awards bring together representatives from business, industry associations, government and labour to recognize individuals and organizations who demonstrate exceptional leadership, achievement or innovation in technical safety.