This year the Alberta Construction Safety Association (ACSA) recognized Northern Mat and Bridge (NMB) for their outstanding commitment to the health and safety of both their employees and all other employees who work in the construction industry. The ACSA presented Northern Mat & Bridge with awards in two categories: The Trailblazer and The Pacesetter.
The Trailblazer Award is given to a company who demonstrates a commitment to the promotion of health and safety in the construction industry. Northern Mat and Bridge’s leadership team received this award as a result of donating countless hours, materials and resources to promote health and safety within in their industry, organization and in all regions in which they work. Northern Mat & Bridge’s HSE Manager, Kelley Winter previously the past chair for the Grande Prairie Regional Safety Committee, participated in the Partnership in Injury reduction review of the COR audit guidelines and played an instrumental part in bringing the Steps for Life walk to the Peace Region. In addition to running NMB’s progressive HSE department, she sits on the Day of Mourning committee, speaker’s bureau and volunteers at schools and trade shows promoting best practices in workplace safety education and training. The acceptance of the 2016 Trailblazer award marks the 4th time that Northern Mat and Bridge has been recognized by their peers for the valuable work they continually to do to assist in bringing family members home safely.
Nicole Lazaruk, Sr. HSE Administrator was awarded the Pacesetter award. This award is presented to an individual who demonstrates a desire and commitment to the betterment of workplace health and safety. Nicole is the Chair for the Steps for Life committee in the Peace Region and helped raise over $15,000.00 at the 1st annual Peace Region Steps for Life walk. That money was donated to the Threads of Life, an association which assists families who have been affected by workplace tragedies. Nicole has worked for Northern Mat and Bridge for 3 years, in her time she has educated over 100 employees in the safe work practices and procedures for Northern Mat and Bridge. Nicole’s passion, dedication and commitment to Northern Mat & Bridge and workplace health and safety are apparent in her teaching skills.