CANADIAN SAFETY ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

OVER 70,000,000 INJURY-FREE
CRAFT HOURS REPORTED

SIX PRESTIGIOUS AWARDS RECOGNIZE EXCELLENCE
IN UNIONIZED MAINTENANCE

AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED AT
GPMC | NMA ANNUAL BANQUET

The General Presidents Maintenance Committee (GPMC) and National Maintenance Council (NMC) for Canada are proud of the incredible progress the unionized maintenance industry has made in health and safety. Six Canadian Safety Achievement Awards will showcase these achievements and celebrate safety performance with industry partners.

THE AWARDS

For too long, jobs in the construction and maintenance sectors have been plagued by the perception of being dangerous occupations. The time has come to shake this conviction and highlight that working as a skilled trades professional is both safe and lucrative.

Through the hard work of our Clients, Signatory Employers, and Labour providers, safety in the maintenance industry has made tremendous progress over the past century and is now the top priority in their operations.

To celebrate this accomplishment, and to recognize excellence in unionized maintenance on an annual basis, the GPMC | NMC is pleased to announce the creation of the Canadian Safety Achievement Awards. There are six prestigious awards which cover all aspects of maintenance work:

TRIR

GENERAL PRESIDENTS’ SAFETY
EXCELLENCE AWARD

Through the annual operations of our Signatory Employers and Labour Providers, safety in annual maintenance operations has never been better. This award celebrates top-performing participants who achieve the lowest total recordable incident rating (TRIR) for their craft hour tier across ALL of their active GPMA and NMA projects.

All worksites must be submitted for consideration under this award.

TRIPARTITE ZERO (RECORDABLE)
INJURY TURNAROUND AWARD

Turnaround and outage work presents a unique set of challenges for maintenance industry stakeholders.

This award recognizes Clients, Signatory Employers and Local Unions who execute high volumes of craft hours in short turnaround windows without a recordable injury.

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365

365 DAILY MAINTENANCE AWARD

Industrial plants across the country often require year-round daily maintenance to ensure efficiency in their operations and the safety of their personnel.

This award showcases stakeholders who have executed long-term maintenance at industrial plants for 365 days or greater without having a recordable injury.

All worksites must be submitted for consideration under this award.

SUSTAINED SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE AWARD

Awarded to Stakeholder groups who perform maintenance work under a GPMA or NMA collective agreement in the absence of a recordable injury across consecutive operational years.

SSPA

CPOTY

CRAFTPERSON OF THE YEAR AWARD (EASTERN AND WESTERN CANADA) IN PARTNERSHIP WITH MILWAUKEE TOOL

An award reserved for members of Canada’s Building Trades Unions that seeks to showcase outstanding craftsmanship, professionalism and safety leadership of a skilled tradesperson through their performance or contribution on a maintenance job. Two individuals will be selected. One person will be selected from Eastern Canada and one from Western Canada.

THE AWARDS PROCESS

Awards will be given to recognize stakeholder performance from the previous calendar year. A submission period will be established for anyone who wishes to participate, typically Jan 1 – May 1 each year.

The process to be nominated and receive an award has a few easy steps:

  • Clients and Contractors can nominate projects. There is no limit to the number of projects under a GPMA or NMA jurisdiction that can be nominated.
  • Contractors or Clients need to submit supporting documentation (eg. number of craft hours worked; any recordable incidents) into the website, but can save their submissions and login again to complete their nomination.
  • Contractors must have their nominations verified by a Client representative using the established process through the website.
  • Organizations with winning submissions will be contacted and invited to attend the annual awards banquet.

THE TRIR FORMULA

To help ensure fairness between competing nominations of different sizes and scales, each submission will be assigned into a tier with entries that have similar volumes of craft hours.

In addition, for particular awards, an equalizer formula, called Total Recordable Incident Rating (TRIR), will be applied. This formula is calculated by multiplying the total number of recordable incidents by 200,000 (hours worked in a standard year multiplied by 100 full-time employees) divided by the total number of hours worked.

(# of Recordable Incidents) x 200,000
(Total # of Hours Worked)

A work related injury, illness or incident that has one or more of the following criteria is to be considered a recordable incident:

  • Death
  • LTI, days away from work
  • Restricted work (light duty) or transfer to another job
  • Medical treatment beyond a first aid
  • Loss of consciousness

    “CS2A is a first for the Canadian maintenance industry. It brings all three partners together for an opportunity to raise standards and proudly showcase our top achievements. By doing so, it starts a conversation and opens the door for new relationships.”

    Jack White / Ret. Chairman of the GPMC | NMA

    “The Canadian Safety Achievement Awards represent a great means to recognize the achievement of safety milestones and a tremendous opportunity to celebrate the industry’s top performers.”

    Michael Spring / Health & Safety Manager, Edmonton Exchanger & Refinery Services Ltd.

    “CS2A brings us together to celebrate what means the most to us as an industry – our people. As employers, these awards serve as an important symbol of our unwavering commitment to the safe-keeping of our people and our planet. “

    Curtis Ledger / HSE Manager, Jacobs Industrial Services

    “The CS2A Awards Banquet is an opportunity to celebrate top-tier safety performance across Canada for both large and small contractors. This program sets the bar for safety excellence and assists worksites in achieving their goals.”

    Mark Kenney / Suncor Energy

    1 Million

    Number of employed Canadians in a variety of construction trades and professions.

    12 Thousand

    The average number of full-time jobs that our agreements employ annually.

    25 Million

    The annual average of reported craft hours under the GPMC | NMC banner.

    175

    Number of Signatory employers to our agreements.

    1952

    The year the first ever multi-trade maintenance contract was signed at Shell, Sarnia.

    $1.1 Billion

    The contribution of our maintenance work to the Canadian economy.

    70 years

    The number of years the GPMC | NMC has been operating.

    22

    The number of GPMC | NMC collective agreements across the country.

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