The Christopher Reinhardt Award for Safety Excellence will be given each year to an employee across the organization that demonstrates excellence in Health & Safety through education, working safely, emergency preparedness, service excellence, health promotion, safety innovation & leadership, mentorship, and Joint Occupational Health & Safety Committee involvement.

Christopher Reinhardt Award for Safety Excellence Criteria:

Clients First

This individual promotes a culture of safety by consistently working in a safe manner. Including but not limited to:

  • Looking out for their own safety and the safety of coworkers and clients
  • Following and promoting Safe Work Practices and Procedures
  • Advocating for safe client care and service
  • Report and/or assists in investigating near misses for both clients and employees

Trusted Partnerships

This individual acts as a safety leader and role model for others by:

  • Supporting other employees who require assistance
  • Providing mentorship and/or support to new employees (or employees changing roles) to ensure their compliance with respect to health and safety
  • Encouraging and assisting others in the completion of incident investigations (including near misses)
  • Actively participating (as a past or present member) on the JOHS Committee or other safety related committee that focuses on improving safety

Improving Quality

This individual makes recommendations to improve safety in the workplace related to a task, process or the work environment:

  • Cooperating with those working to improve safety in the workplace
  • Participating in safety initiatives and exercises (such as Emergency exercise planning)
  • Actively participating (as a past or present member) on the JOHS Committee or other safety related committee that improves safety
  • Participating in the delivery of safety education/training (i.e. Back to Basics Leader)
  • Engaging in learning outside of the workplace to promote safety in the work environment

Being Accountable

This individual consistently demonstrates their accountability for safety in the workplace by:

  • Modelling safe behaviors and expecting the same from others
  • Readily admitting mistakes and finding ways to prevent them from occurring again
  • Actively reporting and controlling workplace hazards
  • Being up to date on all required compliance training (i.e. mandatory education, knowledge programs, certificates)

Complete an online Nomination Form here or download and submit a physical nomination.