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Affinity team wins safety award second year running

The Affinity team proudly celebrates winning the North American Occupational Safety and Health award for second straight year, recognizing their commitment to safety and health on the job.

Congratulations to the Affinity Partnerships (Affinity) team for winning the North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) award for the second consecutive year. The award recognizes Affinity’s ongoing hard work and dedication to communicating the importance of safety and health on the job. It is presented by the BC chapter of the NAOSH Week steering committee and recognizes excellence in occupational health and safety leadership in BC.
 
Dedication to safety and health is embedded in Affinity’s workplace values and culture, and they continuously work to improve safety effectiveness onsite. NAOSH week gave Affinity an opportunity to reinforce these values and to highlight the work being done to support them. “We’re thrilled to have won the NAOSH Safety award again this year,” says Pat Duggan, General Manager, Affinity Partnerships. “Safety and health are at the centre of everything we do, and it’s wonderful to see our efforts recognized by the industry for a second year.”
 
To recognize NAOSH week, Affinity held events every day highlighting safe work practices. These events were in addition to their established safety education programs and daily meetings. The week-long festivities involved demonstrations from the Vancouver Fire Department and equipment vendors, as well as hearing testing.
 
The events were largely organized by Affinity’s safety supervisor, Karen McRae who noted, “Winning two years in a row is great, and a hat trick would be even better! We’re already in discussions about what we can do next year to really make it another spectacular event and bring the award back to Teck CC. When we focus on safety and health, everyone wins, regardless of whether or not we receive an award.”
 
Congratulations team on your exemplary efforts and keep up the good work!
 
Affinity is the joint partnership between Balfour Beatty and Ledcor, responsible for the design, build, finance and operation of the Teck Acute Care Centre at BC Children’s Hospital.
 
For more information on the Ledcor and Balfour Beatty commitments to safety, visit their websites: Ledcor and Balfour Beatty
 
Photo above: Representatives from the Affinity and Redevelopment Project teams accepting the 2016 NAOSH award.

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