Tomlinson presented with three IHSA President’s Awards for Zero Lost Time Injuries

Ottawa, ON – On May 30th, 2017 Tomlinson was presented with three President’s Awards from the Infrastructure Health & Safety Association (IHSA). These awards recognize the company’s completion of a significant number of work hours with Zero Lost Time Injuries. Two were presented to the RWT division (which includes aggregate / trucking/ asphalt plants/ garage / City and Highway Civil operating units) for 500,000 hours and 250,000 hours completed in 2016 with no Lost Time Injuries. The third was for the Sewer / Watermain division’s completion of 250,000 hours in 2016 with Zero Lost Time Injuries. Tomlinson has now received six President’s Awards from IHSA. The divisions join Environmental Services, Waste Management, and Ready Mix in achieving this prestigious status. Presenting the awards was Luc LaFrance, Health & Safety Consultant, Regional Operations North-East, IHSA. “We are delighted to present these awards to Tomlinson – their sixth President’s Award in three years,” said Luc. “It is no small feat for a company to attain this many. It demonstrates that every employee recognizes Health and Safety is their responsibility, from the President all the way through.”

“This award reflects the commitment to Safety – a Tomlinson Core Value – and the efforts of the workers and management of our Sewer / Watermain and RWT divisions,” said Chris Keeping, Director of Health and Safety. “This type of award that recognizes zero lost time injuries is a fundamental indicator of the overall strength of the Tomlinson Health and Safety program. We care deeply about the safety of our workers and the public and are proud to have received it in five of our divisions in 2016.”

The IHSA President’s Award is given to any firm for 250,000 hours worked without a lost-time injury. IHSA offers skills-based training, auditing, and evaluation to companies in construction, surface mining, utilities and transportation. It is recognized by the Ministry of Labour, the Ministry of Transportation, the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board as designated trainers and consultants.

About Tomlinson Group

Ralph Tomlinson founded R.W. Tomlinson Cartage in 1952 with one single-axle dump truck. Incorporated in 1969, the company is now a leader in transportation infrastructure and environmental services throughout Eastern Canada. Providing a comprehensive range of products and services in quarrying, construction, trucking and environmental industries, Tomlinson delivers the highest standard of quality and value to its customers. Investment in its people, processes, resources and equipment has earned Tomlinson a reputation for excellence, integrity, innovation and teamwork.

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