Technical Safety BC holds 2018 Lieutenant Governor Safety Awards; celebrates winners
Pictured, left to right: Geordie Henderson, Vice Chair, Technical Safety BC Board of Directors; Dale Risvold, Canem Systems; John Sobocan and Nader Sharara, Upstream Chief Inspector’s Association; Her Honour, the Honourable Janet Austin, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia; Bill Yearwood, Transportation Safety Board of Canada; Wayne Fettback and Derek Fettback, Western Pacific Enterprises; Eric Peterson, GUNN Consultants; Catherine Roome, President & CEO, Technical Safety BC.
Thank you to those who joined us to celebrate excellence in technical safety and congratulations to this year's recipients.
BILL YEARWOOD - LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT
Mr. Yearwood has made tremendous contributions to safety during his nearly 20 years as the Manager of Aviation Accident Investigations for the Transportation Safety Board of Canada. “All sectors who conduct investigations have learned from the excellence that Bill demonstrates – not simply his technical abilities to understand cause, but his compassion for everyone involved in these tragedies,” said Catherine Roome, President and CEO of Technical Safety BC.
ERIC PETERSON - EXCELLENCE IN SAFETY AND TECHNICAL TRAINING
President and CEO of GUNN Consultants
Through his work in promoting education and developing training programs, Mr. Peterson has set a higher standard for elevator consultants across B.C.
DALE RISVOLD - EXCEPTIONAL CONTRIBUTION TO TECHNICAL SAFETY - CONTRACTOR
Field Safety Representative and Branch Manager, Canem Systems Ltd.
Through a career spanning nearly 40 years, Mr. Risvold has promoted electrical safety through safe electrical installations and has shared his expertise with the younger generation as they join the industry.
UPSTREAM CHIEF INSPECTORS ASSOCIATION - EXCEPTIONAL CONTRIBUTION TO TECHNICAL SAFETY - ASSET OWNER
The UCIA helps to ensure the safety, reliability, and integrity of upstream oil and gas facilities by providing a forum for sharing industry best practices, lessons learned, and concerns or issues related to pressure equipment management.
WESTERN PACIFIC ENTERPRISES LTD. - DATA AND DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY IN TECHNICAL SAFETY
As a commercial and industrial electrical contractor, WPE leverages collaboration software to record safety stats throughout its work sites and uses the data to mitigate re-occurrence, enabling employees to work across the organization to make safety a top priority.
Awards were presented by Her Honour, the Honourable Janet Austin, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia.
Wednesday November 7, 2018
Kitsilano Ballroom, Douglas Hotel
39 Smithe Street, Vancouver
Awards Luncheon 12 pm - 3:30 pm (registration 11:30 am)
Reception 3:30 pm - 5 pm
Shachi Kurl, Executive Director, Angus Reid Institute and TV journalist
Farhan Lalji, TSN Sports Reporter
The Lieutenant Governor Safety Awards recognize individuals and organizations who demonstrate exceptional leadership, achievement or innovation in technical safety in British Columbia. The awards bring together representatives from business, industry associations, government, labour, and others in the technical safety community.