Technical Safety BC holds 2018 Lieutenant Governor Safety Awards; celebrates winners

Thank you to those who joined us to celebrate excellence in technical safety and congratulations to this year's recipients.

2018 Lieutenant Governor Safety Awards

(L-R): 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

Lieutenant Governor Safety Awards 2018

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
Parq Vancouver
39 Smithe Street, Vancouver

Awards Luncheon 12 pm - 3:30 pm (registration 11:30 am)
Reception 3:30 pm - 5 pm

 

KEYNOTE:

Shachi Kurl

Shachi Kurl, Executive Director, Angus Reid Institute and TV journalist

HOST:

Farhan Lalji

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.

Thank you to this year's sponsors:

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

Fortis BC

Independent Contractors and Businesses Association of BC

Janet David & Associates inc.

Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC

Engineers and Geoscientists BC

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View information on previous year's recipients

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