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HONOURING THOSE WHO ENHANCE SAFETY IN BC

NEW WESTMINSTER, BC, July 28, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BC Safety Authority (BCSA) has opened the call for nominations for the Lieutenant Governor Safety Awards 2015, now in its ninth year.

Every day in British Columbia, individuals and organizations work to ensure the equipment and technologies we interact with are safe. BCSA's Lieutenant Governor Safety Awards honour those committed to the safe installation, operation and maintenance of technical equipment. From electrical, boiler and gas systems, to elevators, railways, passenger ropeways and amusement devices, these technical systems all play important roles in our lives.

Presented in the name of Her Honour, the Honourable Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor of BC, the awards recognize individuals and organizations for their outstanding contribution to technical safety and provide a unique opportunity for those in the safety system to build relationships and share their expertise.

"These awards represent one important, public way that we can honour those who make a difference to technical safety," says Catherine Roome, BCSA President & CEO. "Technology makes our lives better in many ways but it must work safely. At BC Safety Authority, it's our job to build confidence in technical safety by working with the women and men who deliver safe technical systems every day in BC. Through these awards, we are celebrating the people who inspire safety leadership in BC industries, homes and communities."

Safety Award recipients demonstrate an exceptional commitment and contribution to technical safety in our province. BCSA is recognizing those who promote safe practices across eight technologies.

The Safety Award categories are:

  • • Excellence in Electrical Safety
  • • Excellence in Boiler, Pressure Vessel and Refrigeration Safety
  • • Excellence in Gas Safety
  • • Excellence in Elevating Safety
  • • Excellence in Railway Safety
  • • Excellence in Passenger Ropeway Safety
  • • Excellence in Amusement Device Safety
  • • Excellence in Systems Safety (multi-technology)

Nominations are now open for these prestigious awards. The deadline for nominations is Thursday, September 17. The awards ceremony will be held on Monday, November 23 at the River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond, BC.

The awards are made possible through the generous support of sponsors. For more information and the nomination form, visit BCSA's website at: www.safetyauthority.ca/event/lieutenant-governor-safety-awards-2015

About BC Safety Authority

BC Safety Authority is an independent, self-funded organization mandated to oversee the safe installation and operation of technical systems and equipment. In addition to issuing permits, licences and certificates, we work with industry to reduce safety risks through assessment, education and outreach, enforcement, and research.

CONTACT: For more information, please contact: Media Relations BC Safety Authority 778-396-2164 media@safetyauthority.ca

Source:British Columbia Safety Authority