Park Derochie has received a Certificate of Recognition from the Worker's Compensation Board (WCB) and Alberta Human Resources and Employment for our success in the 2003 Partners in Injury Reduction (PIR) Program. For details on the program, please see below.
An excerpt from the WCB brochure entitled "Partners in Injury Reduction (PIR) Program": Partners in Injury Reduction (PIR) is designed to encourage injury prevention and the development of effective workplace health, safety and disability management systems. PIR is a voluntary program that operates through the combined efforts of the Workers’ Compensation Board - Alberta, Alberta Human Resources and Employment, industry partners, safety associations, employers and labour groups. PIR is also a component of Alberta Human Resources and Employment’s "Partnerships" initiative. This initiative is based on the concept that when employers and workers build effective health and safety systems, the human and financial costs of workplace injuries and illnesses can be reduced.
From the same WCB brochure entitled "Partners in Injury Reduction (PIR) Program": A Certificate of Recognition (COR) is essential to WCB’s PIR program and a key component of Alberta Human Resources and Employment’s Partnerships program. The COR is issued to employers who have successfully implemented a basic workplace health and safety management system. The components of a workplace health and safety management system will vary depending on the nature and scope of individual businesses, but to be effective the following elements are considered essential:
Once an employer has developed and implemented their workplace health and safety management system, it must be independently audited. Audits are coordinated through a Certifying Partner appropriate to their industry. The Certifying Partner then reviews the audit for compliance with quality standards. If the audit meets all of the standards, the Certifying Partner, in conjunction with Alberta Human Resources and Employment, will issue a COR to the employer. Once a COR has been issued, it is valid for a three year period as long as all maintenance requirements are met. The employer is responsible for completing internal audits for each of the next two years. When the COR expires after three years, another external audit must be conducted to renew the COR.
The Suncor Turnaround Management Team, following a nomination by JISL TA Manager Shaun Ambrose, has thanked our 2014 Spring Project Park Derochie Inc. Painting crew for their dedication and safety and has recognized them by awarding Park Derochie the Suncor Team Recognition Award.
The nomination and additional words of praise came from the Jacobs Industrial Services Ltd. Team thanking them for exceptional administration and execution of high quality safe work.
Click to view the full Suncor Safety Flash.
Family Day is upon us and most of us will have various activities scheduled with our families for the weekend, which may include skiing, skating, tobogganing, visiting and travelling. No matter what you have planned, please make safety a part of your weekend.
The Park Derochie safety department has developed a fun, interactive, simple way to encourage a safety conversation with members of your family this weekend called “Let’s Talk Safety.”
As an added bonus, participate in this conversation and you could win a $50 gift certificate to the place of your choosing.
How Does It Work?
Commonly asked questions:
Q. Who is the contest for?
A. Any and all PD employees and families.
Q. What if I don’t have children?
A. Does not have to be your child, can be any young relative.
Q. What store is the gift card for?
A. It will be for the individual winner to decide.
Q. Do we have to do this?
A. No this is an optional activity
Q. Can my child or relative enter into all three age categories?
A. No, they must only enter into the appropriate age category
Q. Do I get 100 points for each entry for my family?
A. No, you only get 100 points regardless of the number of entries.
Q. What if I can’t print the contest?
A. Ask your foreman to print it for you or pick it up from the Safety Department.
If you have any other questions please feel free to call or e-mail anyone in the PDI Safety Department or email Marketing@ParkDerochie.com.
SSPC QP certification is a standard similar to ISO but the QP program is specifically geared to the coatings industry. A program description is available from the SSPC web site:
The SSPC Painting Contractor Certification Programs are based on consensus standards developed by a diverse committee of industry professionals. It is a nationally recognized independent contractor evaluation program, as well as a pre-qualification tool developed by SSPC for facility owners and others who hire industrial painting contractors. Each program reviews the industrial painting contractor's primary ability to provide quality work in accordance with applicable safety, health and environmental compliance standards. The program is divided into the following categories:
The Alberta Construction Safety Association is a non-profit organization funded and directed by industry. The Association consists of construction industry volunteers supported by a team of professionals based out of offices in Edmonton and in Calgary. All the people involved with the ACSA, from the origin of the idea to the present, share a common vision: through cooperative efforts of all those involved, the construction environment in Alberta will be the safest anywhere.
The ”Pacesetter“ Award is presented to individuals in recognition of their dedication and outstanding contributions to the success of the ACSA. Congratulations to Blaine Tchir, Park Derochie's corporate safety officer, on receiving this year's award.
As Park Derochie and many other companies welcome their employees back from the holiday break this week it is important to realize how difficult it can be to “get back into the work groove.”
As we all shift back to our regular work routine here are a few steps to begin the 2017 year with safety on our mind?
This is a short list of items to consider when returning for the 2017 calendar year.
What additional safety items should be considered when returning to work from an extended break?
As of September 30th, Park Derochie Inc. has incurred 853,212 employee hours in 2016. Already surpassing our previous best statistics in 2011 when 819,802 employee hours were worked.
Park Derochie continues to show its dedication to providing "Best in Class" services while ensuring a safe and healthy work environment for its employees and remains top of the class in its WCB statistics.
While these safety statistics are impressive and all Park Derochie employees deserve recognition for a job well done, we will carry our safety awareness forward, maintaining our vigilance towards our personal safety.
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