Occupational Health and Safety Program Recognized for Exceeding Industry
WHISTLER, BC, Feb. 9, 2012 /CNW/ - Whistler Blackcomb Holdings Inc.
(TSX: WB) (the "Corporation") today reported that Whistler Blackcomb
received a Certificate of Recognition (COR) from the WorkSafeBC Partners in Injury and Disability Prevention Program for having an effective safety management system and injury
The Certificate of Recognition program recognizes British Columbia
employers who go beyond the legal requirements of the Workers
Compensation Act and Occupational Health and Safety Regulation by
rewarding them with a rebate on their annual WorkSafeBC premiums.
"Employee and guest safety is a core value at Whistler Blackcomb and we
are thrilled to be recognized for exceeding industry occupational
health and safety requirements," explains Doug Forseth, Vice President,
Planning, Government Relations and Special Projects. "Whistler
Blackcomb is committed to being a leader in the provision of safe
experiences for our employees and our guests."
Working with go2, BC's tourism human resource association and the
industry Certifying Partner for the COR program, Whistler Blackcomb
fulfilled the program requirements and earned the COR certificate after
a phased audit in August and December 2011.
"Whistler Blackcomb has been involved with our industry health and
safety program since the beginning. We congratulate them on achieving
the COR certification," says Arlene Keis, CEO of go2. "As one of the
biggest tourism employers in BC, Whistler Blackcomb is a champion in
promoting workplace safety and its COR achievement is a big testament
to the industry's effort in establishing ourselves as a leader in
employee and guest safety."
ABOUT WHISTLER BLACKCOMB HOLDINGS INC.
Whistler Blackcomb Holdings Inc. owns a 75 percent interest in each of
Whistler Mountain Resort Limited Partnership and Blackcomb Skiing
Enterprises Limited Partnership, which, together, carry on the four
season mountain resort business located in the Resort Municipality of
Whistler, British Columbia. Whistler Blackcomb, the official alpine
skiing venue for the Olympic Winter Games, is situated in the Resort
Municipality of Whistler located in the Coast Mountains of British
Columbia 125 kilometres (78 miles) from Vancouver, British Columbia.
North America's premier four-season mountain resort, Whistler Mountain
and Blackcomb Mountain are two side-by-side mountains, connected by the
world record-breaking PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola, which combined offer over
200 marked runs, over 8,000 acres of terrain, 16 alpine bowls, three
glaciers, receive on average over 1,170 centimetres (460 inches) of
snow annually, and offer one of the longest ski seasons in North
America. In the summer, Whistler Blackcomb offers a variety of
activities, including hiking and biking trails, the Whistler Mountain
Bike Park, and sightseeing on the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola. Whistler
Blackcomb Holdings Inc. is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under
the symbol "WB". For more information, visit www.whistlerblackcombholdings.com.
go2 is BC's tourism and hospitality human resource association
responsible for coordinating the Tourism Labour Market Strategy, a key
component of the industry's growth strategy. Tourism is one of the
largest resource industries in BC comprising 18,000 mostly small to
medium-sized businesses which directly employ nearly 128,000 British
SOURCE Whistler Blackcomb
For further information:
Senior Manager, Investor Relations
Whistler Blackcomb Holdings Inc.
Director, Marketing and Communications
PH: 604-633-9787 ext. 236