Friday, September 28, is the deadline for nominations for a new award to foster workplace health and safety on the UWindsor campus. The Excellence in Health and Safety Award will recognize individuals or groups demonstrating leadership in this area.
“The Central Safety Committee wants to encourage these exemplary activities right across the University,” says Leigh Harold, the associate director, health and safety, in Human Resources. “Our hope is that the awards will provide some profile for issues around workplace safety.”
She says the award complements other human resources activities, including the Employee Recognition Awards Program launched this summer.
The committee will make an award each quarter based on demonstrated evidence and specific examples of:
- dedication to health and safety in the workplace;
- fostering a culture of health and safety in a department or at a university-wide level;
- contributions made to improve health and safety in the workplace (i.e. actions taken to prevent injuries or illnesses, prevention of unsafe conditions or practices, etc.).
Find more information, including eligibility details and nomination forms, on the health and safety Web site.