WorkSafeNB honours Moosehead Brewery for health and safety leadership

Congratulations to the NBU/NUPGE members who have contributed the work this award recognizes.

Fredericton (16 Jan. 2017) — WorkSafeNB recognized Moosehead Breweries Limited today with its Safety Star Award for demonstrating safety leadership and outstanding achievements in occupational health and safety.

Goal is to make sure everyone goes home at the end of the day

Moosehead, a New Brunswick-owned and operated brewery, was honoured during WorkSafeNB’s 2016 Health and Safety Conference in Moncton. Workers at Moosehead are members of the New Brunswick Union (NBU/NUPGE).

“We’re proud to recognize Moosehead among the top health and safety leaders in New Brunswick,” said Gerard Adams, WorkSafeNB’s President and CEO. “Moosehead is a company that demonstrates, daily, that everyday little things make a huge difference.”

“Through its own golden rules of diligence, responsibility and collaboration, Moosehead shows us that small steps matter — they lead to positive, healthy and safe environments for everyone in a workplace. We support the safety culture goal at Moosehead: to ensure all employees go home safely at the end of the day,” Adams said.

Accident frequency and number of injured workers decline

Through its focus on health and safety, Moosehead has experienced positive, sustainable improvements. In recent years, its accident frequency has declined and claims costs have improved. Through its efforts, Moosehead now sees significantly fewer team members injured in the workplace.

WorkSafeNB has been hosting its annual Health and Safety Conference for 36 years. It offers educational and networking opportunities for health and safety leaders in the province. More than 550 people attended this year’s event.

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