Leadership in Safety Awards

Leadership in Safety Awards are presented annually to celebrate safety achievements in industry. Nominations are invited by anyone in industry, who knows someone – an individual, crew, team, division, contractor, company, supplier, consultant, trainer, etc. – that deserves to be recognized for outstanding safety achievements. Something that has made, or continues to make, a difference in supporting our shared goals as an industry to see every worker return home safely at the end of each work day.

Cary White Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award: Forest Harvesting or Manufacturing

This special award is presented to an individual who, through a long career in the forest industry has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to improving safety awareness, expanding safety knowledge, developing safety skills at ground level and building a lasting culture of safety among BC’s forest workers. This individual is known for being a “teacher” of safety, a trainer, an instructor, a mentor – someone who goes the extra mile to help others reach their safety goals with a helping hand, proven experience and knowledge. Nominations are invited from both the harvesting and manufacturing sectors, with up to two individual awards available to be presented.


Most Valuable Player (M.V.P.) of the Year Award: Forest Harvesting or Manufacturing

This award recognizes an individual or group that has made a notable contribution to industry safety within their operation or company. This M.V.P. could be a worker whose idea resulted in improvements to workplace safety; a supervisor who communicated regularly with his crew and spearheaded safe work procedures; a crew who together found a new way to do their jobs more safely and productively; a manager who demonstrated a commitment to worker safety through his actions; a committee that achieved safety improvements at work through their persistent efforts to seek changes or a company that has demonstrated leadership in integrating health & safety into their business practices with measurable results. Nominations are invited from both the harvesting and manufacturing sectors, with up to two individual awards available to be presented.


Nominations

Nomination is easy. Fill in the nomination form 'Save As' then attach to an email directed to: awards@bcforestsafe.org (or fax to 250-741-1068).

 

Previous Leadership in Safety Award Winners

 
 

 

Cary White Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award

 

Most Valuable Player
(harvesting) Award

2016

Steve Lackey

Steve Lackey

Clarence Meints

Clarence Meints

 

Most Valuable Player (manufacturing) Award

 

Pinnacle Plant Managers

Pinnacle Renewable Energy Operations Plant Managers -
(from left to right) Jeff Johnston (standing in for Jamie Colliss), Ray Dawson, Dustin Meierhofer (BCFSC), Scott Bax, Greg Lobsinger, Andrew Meyer,
Ron Myhre, Mark Cunningham, Tim Potter.

  Cary White Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award Most Valuable Player
(harvesting) Award
Most Valuable Player
(manufacturing) Award
2015

Ally Gibson

Ally Gibson

Angelika Posselt

Angelika Posselt

Kirk Nagy

Kirk Nagy

 

 

Cary White Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award

 

Most Valuable Player
(harvesting) Award

2014

Stu Smith

Stu Smith

Steve Venus 

Steve Venus

2013

Chris Akehurst

Chris Akehurst

Don Banasky

Don Banasky

2012

 Bill Boardman

Bill Boardman

Gerry Lambert

Gerry Lambert

2011

 Sig Kemmler

Sig Kemmler

Westline Harvesting Ltd.

Westline Harvesting Ltd.

2010

Mikael Jonsson

Mikael Jonsson

Geoterra IRS Ltd. Dan Nicholson

Geoterra IRS Ltd.

2009

Jack Miller

Jack Miller

Roger Whittaker 

Roger Whittaker

2008

Steve Telosky

Steve Telosky

John Gooding

John Gooding

The awards were conceived in 2007, and first presented in 2008.

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