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BC Lieu. Gov.’s Awards for Public Safety 09 Nominations


August 21, 2009
By Anthony Capkun

mt_ignoreThe fifth annual Lieutenant Governor’s Awards for Public Safety is seeking nominations to honour British Columbians for their outstanding contributions to public safety. These can be for an individual, organization or a group of people in the community who should be recognized for making British Columbia safer.

“There
are those among us who champion the cause of safety in our province,”
said Harry Diemer, president and CEO of BC Safety Authority (BCSA)—an
independent, self-funded organization that works with business,
industry and the general public to enhance the safety of technical
systems, products, equipment and work. “The Lieutenant Governor’s
Awards for Public Safety honour and celebrate those who dedicate
themselves to make our communities and workplaces as safe as possible.”




The goal
of the awards program is to promote safe practices, procedures,
behaviours and attitudes. They recognize those who demonstrate
exceptional leadership, achievement and innovation in the promotion of
safety in the province.




The
awards program is presented by BCSA under the auspices of the Steven
Point, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia. The three award
categories are: Lifetime Achievement Exceptional Contribution to Public
Safety; Individual Exceptional Contribution to Public Safety; and
Organization.




Preference
will be given to nominees related to one or more of the industry
sectors BCSA oversees, including electrical equipment and systems. This
year’s awards will be presented at a luncheon November 25 at the
Vancouver Convention Centre.




Nominations close September 18. CLICK HERE or the PHOTO for more information, and to obtain a nomination form.



Among the sponsors of this year’s Lieutenant Governor’s Awards for Public Safety are: Electrical Contractors Association of BC (ECABC), Canadian Standards Association, Fortis BC, Electrical Industry Training Institute, BC One Call, WorkSafeBC, BC Construction Association, BC Hydro, Canadian Home Builders’ Association of BC, Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC, Plutonic Power Corp. and the Vancouver Regional Construction Association.