Congratulations to the 2019 Canada’s Safest Employers

Winners were celebrated at gala event in Toronto on Tuesday

Congratulations to the 2019 Canada’s Safest Employers

Canadian Occupational Safety is pleased to announce the winners of the ninth annual Canada’s Safest Employers awards, recognizing health and safety excellence from coast to coast. Thirty companies were recognized at a gala event in Toronto on Tuesday.

Canada’s Safest Employers awards boast 10 industry-specific categories, ranging from services and health care to mining and manufacturing. Companies are judged on a wide range of occupational health and safety elements including leadership commitment, employee training, OHS management systems, incident investigation, emergency preparedness and innovative health and safety initiatives.

Three special awards were also handed out: the Wellness Award (for employee overall well-being); the Psychological Safety Award (for employee mental health); and the Young Worker Safety Award (for an employer with exceptional safety programming for workers under age 25).  

The top prize of the evening is Canada’s Best Health + Safety Culture Award, which recognizes a company that not only has everyone in its organization committed to safety (from C-suite executives to workers in the field), but also extends this passion for safety into the broader community.

Watch for the October/November 2019 issue of COS for complete coverage on the winners. Learn more about the awards at, including details on the nomination and judging process as well as listings of past winners. 


Canada's Best Health + Safety Culture

Gold: Borger Group of Companies

Silvers: Horizon North Logistics; Modern Niagara; Niagara Casinos

Building and Construction

Gold: Modern Niagara

Silvers: Borger Group pf Companies; Plan Group


Gold: BASF Canada

Health Care

Gold: GE Healthcare

Silver: Canadian Blood Services


Gold: Michelin Pictou County

Silvers: Farnell Packaging; Rock-Tech

Mining and Natural Resources

Gold: Cementation Canada

Silvers: Ausenco; Klohn Crippen Berger

Oil and Gas

Gold: Primoris Canada

Silvers: Birchcliff Energy; Pronghorn Controls; Weatherford

Public Sector/Non-Profit

Gold: Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA)

Silvers: Port Saint John; Saskatchewan Government Insurance


Gold: Morguard

Silvers: Niagara Casinos; Western Camp Services


Gold: Jazz Aviation

Utilities and Electrical

Gold: Kitchener-Wilmot Hydro

Silvers: Burlington Hydro; Waterloo North Hydro

Psychological Safety

Gold: Waterloo North Hydro

Silver: Niagara Casinos


Gold: Niagara Casinos

Silvers: GSK; Mackenzie Health

Young Worker Safety

Gold: Outland Youth Employment Program by Dexterra

Silver: Pronghorn Controls


A special thank you goes out to all our sponsors and judges. Without you this event would not be possible.