Nominate your champions for Canada’s Safest Employers 2020

National awards will recognize companies and superstar individuals for their commitment to health and safety

Nominate your champions for Canada’s Safest Employers 2020

It’s that time of year again – the Canada’s Safest Employers Awards are back to celebrate the companies and safety professionals who have gone above and beyond over the past year.

Presented by Canadian Occupational Safety, the 10th annual Canada’s Safest Employers Awards boasts 21 prestigious categories recognizing top employers in key industries from across Canada for their achievements, leadership and innovation in health and safety over the past year.

Nominations can be submitted via until May 15.

Finalists will be announced on Canadian Occupational Safety and Canadian HR Reporter in August. Winners will be revealed live during the highly anticipated awards gala on October 22 in Toronto. Winners will also be profiled in the Canada's Safest Employers issue of Canadian Occupational Safety magazine.

Last year’s winners including Jazz Aviation, Ontario Clean Water Agency, and Dexterra reflect upon their health and safety journey leading up to the awards.

The full list of categories is as follows:


  • Canada’s Best Health + Safety Culture Award
  • Canada’s Safest Construction Employer
  • The Chemistry Industry Association of Canada Award for Canada’s Safest Chemistry Employer
  • Canada’s Safest Manufacturing Employer
  • Canada’s Safest Oil & Gas Employer
  • Canada’s Safest Mining & Natural Resources Employer
  • Canada’s Safest Utilities and Electrical Employer
  • Canada’s Safest Employer in Services Sector
  • Canada’s Safest Public Sector/Non-Profit Employer
  • Canada’s Safest Logistics and Supply Chain Employer – NEW!
  • Canada’s Safest Public Transportation Employer – NEW!
  • Canada’s Safest Employer for Young Workers
  • Best Wellness and Psychological Safety Program
  • Best Health, Safety and Environment Management Program – NEW!
  • Innovation in Industrial Hygiene Award – NEW!
  • Canada’s Safest New Employer – NEW!
  • Most Innovative Use of Safety Technology – NEW!


  • Safety Leader of the Year
  • CEO of the Year – NEW!
  • Rising Star of the Year – NEW!


  • Best Safety Industry Service Provider – NEW!