2013 Lieutenant Governor Safety Awards
This year’s recipients have now been selected and tickets are on sale for BC Safety Authority’s Lieutenant Governor Safety Awards 2013. The Awards are in their 8th year and continue as the highest honour for those who have demonstrated commitment to promoting technical safety in BC.
Monday, December 2, 2013
10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (registration at 10:00 a.m.)
Main Theatre at the River Rock Casino Resort, Richmond
Our keynote speaker will be Jay Ingram, correspondent for Discovery Channel’s Daily Planet, previous host of CBC Radio's science program Quirks and Quarks, and the face of Science Channel.
Please join us as we honour technical safety in British Columbia. Click here for our ticket order form.
This year’s awards will honour excellence in five technologies (electrical, gas, boilers & pressure vessels, elevating devices and passenger ropeways), as well as an award for systems integration.
Excellence in Electrical Safety: Brian Cook, PowerCheck Electrical Safety Services
Brian Cook is a licensed electrical contractor and registered electrical field safety representative with over 36 years in the electrical industry. He has published numerous papers on electrical safety and has authored and delivered curriculum on electrical systems at the University of British Columbia. As the founder and president of PowerCheck Electrical Safety Services, Mr. Cook has made significant contributions to electrical safety by working with the home insurance industry to carry out risk assessments of residential electrical systems.
Excellence in Boiler, Pressure Vessel and Refrigeration Safety: Nechako Green Energy
Vanderhoof-based Nechako Green Energy is the first biomass heat recovery plant in the Canadian forest industry, taking steam waste from the company’s mill operations and turning it into electric power. This innovative technology creates opportunities to dramatically reduce the carbon footprint of sawmills, and offers the potential to provide surplus power to new projects in support of economic development in northern communities. Nechako Lumber Company Ltd was one of the first companies to submit a Safety Management Plan under the Alternative Safety Approaches regulation, introduced in April 2011, and is the first company to have its plan accepted by BC Safety Authority. They are also recipients of BC Hydro’s Powersmart Award and were named Clean Energy BC’s 2012 Project of the Year.
Excellence in Gas Safety: Barry Cavens, Cavens and Associates
Barry Cavens has over 40 years experience as a professional engineer, during which time he has served on numerous provincial and national committees, including CSA and BCSA Technology Advisory Committees. He has contributed his expertise to the development of improved codes and standards in the gas industry in both Canada and the United States. Throughout his career, Mr. Cavens has contributed to the development of emergency response plans for utilities and other organizations and has demonstrated a commitment to gas safety awareness and education initiatives, including the Call Before You Dig program.
Excellence in Elevating Safety: Corrie Archer, Otis Elevator Co.
Corrie Archer is the current chair of the BCSA Elevating Devices Technology Advisory Committee. With almost 42 years of international experience in elevating, he has been actively involved in the development of British Columbia elevating safety codes and standards for the past two decades. Mr. Archer’s commitment to education and training within the elevating industry is evident is his instrumental role in the development and implementation of the Elevating Devices Mechanics Certification Program.
Excellence in Passenger Ropeway Safety: D’Angelo (Danny) Cox, Dan Cox Consulting
Danny Cox is a professional engineer who has worked in the ski lift industry since the 1970s. Throughout his career, he has been instrumental in evolving a culture of safety within the industry. As chair of the Z98 Technical Committee, Mr. Cox contributed to the development of significant safety standard changes, and his comprehensive knowledge of ski lift technology and operations has enhanced industry safety in Canada, the United States and Australia. He is currently an independent consultant and contributor to Intrawest’s Global Risk Management efforts.
Excellence in Systems Safety (multi-technology): Forest Products Manufacturer’s Advisory Group (MAG)
The Forest Product Manufacturer’s Advisory Group (MAG) is an industry group made up of mill operators, representing an estimated 70% of raw wood production in BC. Following two fatal mill explosions in 2012, the group established a task force to better understand and manage risks created by combustible wood dust. MAG has worked collaboratively with regulators, including BCSA, to facilitate compliance with the combustible dust hazard Safety Order and to develop an audit standard. MAG members have demonstrated compliance in their own facilities, and have worked actively to engage non-members in risk reduction efforts. Many MAG members have also initiated plans to extend these safety enhancements and training to their facilities outside BC.
For further event or ticket information, please contact Jennifer Kuba at (phone) 778-396-2100 or email@example.com.