Congratulations to SGEU Lorna Hamilton on safety award | National Union of Public and General Employees

Congratulations to SGEU Lorna Hamilton on safety award

Co-workers nominated Hamilton for her service to workplace safety saying, "Safety just seems to be in her blood."

Regina (31 March 2015) — The Saskatchewan Government and General Employees' Union (SGEU/NUPGE) wishes to congratulate member Lorna Hamilton upon receiving the 2015 Safe Worker and Safe Employer Award from WorkSafe Saskatchewan.

SGEU/NUPGE members recognized for outstanding commitment to keeping workplaces safe

Hamilton is a continuing care assistant at the Kelvindell Lodge in Kelvington. She was nominated by her co-workers for being a persistent advocate for safety. Her co-workers say Hamilton takes it upon herself to research the latest information in injury prevention and health care. They say they often go to her as a safety resource.

“Safety just seems to be in her blood,” says one of Hamilton’s co-workers.

The two finalists for the 2015 Safe Worker Award are also SGEU members, Lisa Reddekopp, a customer service representative at Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming, and Paul Price, a youth facility worker at the North Battleford Youth Centre.

Congratulations Lorna, Lisa, Paul and all our members who continually demonstrate a commitment to keeping our workplaces safe.

Saskatchewan has the second-worst workplace injury rate in Canada

WorkSafe Saskatchewan is a partnership between the Workers’ Compensation Board and the Ministry of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety designed to address the province’s safety record on job sites.

Saskatchewan has the second-worst workplace injury rate in Canada. WorkSafe Saskatchewan developed its Mission Zero program as a call to action and a goal for employers and companies to achieve zero workplace injuries. The symbol for Mission Zero is a stop-sign red button.

Saskatchewan’s off-the-job injury statistics are worse than its work injury statistics.

In 2009, Safe Saskatchewan adopted Mission Zero, the symbol and its ambitious goal, as the prevention goal for all injuries — on and off the job. It has since been adopted as the symbol for injury prevention and THE goal for over 350 companies and organizations in Saskatchewan through the Health and Safety Leadership Charter. 

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