Marine Harvest officially recognized for safety excellence

May 2, 2016 – Campbell River, B.C

Marine Harvest Canada was recognized at the Occupational Safety Standard of Excellence (OSSE) awards gala in Surrey. The award acknowledged a continual improvement in safety following OSSE certification, which Marine Harvest Canada (MHC) achieved across all of its aquaculture operations in 2015.

MHC Health and Safety Manager Blaine Tremblay said it was encouraging to have progressed to the next level of safety excellence so soon after certification.

“All levels of our company are committed to keeping OSSE certification and continuing to improve safety. The Topaz and Sapphire awards demonstrate that we have a business culture where safety is a key priority,” Blaine said.

“We’re going to continue our work to embed safety in all work processes. Our goal is to achieve zero accidents as well as become an OSSE Diamond status employer. In addition, we are proud to have the best safety record within our classification. This is a long term commitment to keeping our workforce as safe as possible every single day.”

MHC started the OSSE process in 2014 and had completed sixteen site third-party audits to achieve its final certification score. As well as providing an incentive to record safety progress and benchmark against other industries, the certification awards the company a reduction in Worksafe BC insurance rates.

OSSE 2016

L-R Andrew Beech, Mike Strasdine, Mike O'Neill, Blaine Tremblay, Dean Dobrinsky, Dan Pattison