Port McNeill resident receives award from BC Forest Safety Council

Nanaimo, B.C. – A Port McNeill resident has received an award from the BC Forest Safety Council, in recognition of his notable contribution to forest industry safety within his employer’s operations in 2012.

Gerry Lambert was presented the Safety Most Valuable Player of the Year award at the Vancouver Island Safety Conference, October 20th in Nanaimo. The award was co-presented by David Anderson, President and CEO of WorkSafeBC and Reynold Hert, CEO of the Safety Council.

“Gerry is a coastal tree faller from Port McNeill held in high regard by everyone around him, not only for his safe work practices, but his high quality of workmanship, his attention to detail and his strong work ethic,” said Jonathan Lok of Strategic Forest Management, who nominated Gerry. “Beyond all this, he is an excellent co-worker, coach, manager and friend to many.”

Gerry has been employed with Strategic since 2009.

The selection criteria for the Safety MVP Award (awarded to individuals or groups) include:

The award was created to acknowledge safety improvements at work through persistent efforts to seek changes by an individual, group or company that has demonstrated leadership in integrating health & safety into their business practices.

The BC Forest Safety Council is a not-for-profit society dedicated to promoting forest health and safety. It was founded and is supported by all major forestry organizations in British Columbia and works with forestry employers, workers, contractors and the provincial government and agencies to implement changes necessary to eliminate fatalities and serious injuries in the forest sector.

Date: 
November 20, 2012
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News Release 2012 Safety MVP Award.pdf
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