Deadline approaching for Lieutenant Governor's Awards for Public Safety

    Nominations close September 12

    VANCOUVER, Aug. 21 /CNW/ - Individuals are encouraged to submit their
nominations before the September 12 deadline for the third annual Lieutenant
Governor's Awards for Public Safety.
    Administered by the BC Safety Authority, the awards recognize an
individual and an organization for their exceptional leadership, innovation or
achievement in the promotion of safety in British Columbia. This year, a
Lifetime Achievement Award is also being introduced. Award recipients will be
honoured at a luncheon at the Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre on
November 21, 2007.
    Nomination forms and additional information are available on the BC
Safety Authority's website,
    Past award recipients include Douglas E. Sweeney, manager of health and
safety at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops for his more than 30-year
commitment to public and occupational safety; Alcan Primary Metal - BC
Operations for their EHS FIRST! Program which helped to substantially decrease
workplace accidents at the aluminum smelter in Kitimat; Kelowna Fire Chief
Gerry Zimmerman for his efforts during the firestorm of 2003; and the team of
Surrey Fire Chief Len Garis and Dr. Darryl Plecas of the University College of
the Fraser Valley for their collaborative approach to eliminating the fire and
electrical risks associated with marijuana grow-ops.
    This year's event is made possible by the generous support of the
following sponsors: Alcan (Platinum Safety Vest Level); Terasen and Fortis BC
(Gold Safety Vest Level); Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of
British Columbia, BC One Call, Business in Vancouver's Employment Paper,
Chevron, Canadian Standards Association, Teck Cominco and WorkSafeBC (Silver
Safety Vest Level); British Columbia Construction Association, Bull, Housser &
Tupper, Electrical Contractors Association of BC, Electrical Industry Training
Institute, Spectra Energy, Underwriter's Laboratories of Canada, and the
Vancouver Regional Construction Association (Bronze Safety Vest Level).

    The British Columbia Safety Authority is an independent, self-funded
corporation that provides cost-effective and essential safety services to
business, industry and the general public throughout the province.

For further information:

For further information: For media inquiries: Roger Young, Leader,
Public Affairs & Marketing, British Columbia Safety Authority, (604) 660-6235

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