Safety professionals from across Manitoba came together on Wednesday, September 26 for the 2018 SAFETYS gala at the Victoria Inn Hotel and Convention Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The SAFETYS is a gala event where Manitoba safety organizations present awards to individuals and organizations for their achievements in occupational health and safety.

Building construction was the nights biggest winner, sweeping the board taking home 5 of the 8 awards open to all industries. The building construction winners are as follows:

SAFE Work Awards

  • SAFEty and Health Committee Award: MG Electrical/Mechanical Services
  • Worker SAFEty Award: Garth Drakeley (Gontree Tree Service Ltd.)

NAOSH Awards

  • Best New Entry Award: Graham Construction & Engineering L.P.
  • Best Representation of a Theme Award: FWS Group of Companies

Industry-Based Safety Program Awards

  • The Construction Safety Award of Merit: Everett Medeiros (Wes-Man Mechanical)

Of the five awards taken home by building construction, Construction Safety Association of Manitoba (CSAM) was proud to present the Construction Safety Award of Merit to Everett Medeiros. “Everett is well known for taking every aspect of workplace safety very seriously, but he is also known to do it in a kind hearted and approachable manner.  He regularly encourages others to seek him out with concerns or to ask advice, Everett will always make himself available, he is a great example to us all,” said Mike Jones, Executive Director of CSAM at last night’s awards.

CSAM extends a big congratulations to the five building construction award recipients and all other individuals who took home awards last night. Let’s keep our workplaces safe and continue to honour the individuals going above and beyond to do so!