Nominations - Contractor of the Year Awards – Award for Workplace Health and Safety

Road and bridge construction and maintenance contractors, along with industry suppliers and service providers, are finding new and innovative ways to promote and increase health and safety for workers in the road building industry and for the travelling public

The Workplace Health and Safety Award recognizes the outstanding achievement and commitment to the development and promotion of a safety culture in the road building industry. The award will be presented at the Contractor of the Year Awards Ceremony in December 2022. Nomination packages must be submitted by close of business on Thursday, September 29th, 2022



To be eligible for nomination, companies in the road building industry (including general contractors, contractors, manufacturers, suppliers, service providers and individuals) must

  • Be registered and in good standing with WorkSafeBC
  • Have relevance, or have been implemented, on a Ministry project/contract and have a Ministry validator
  • Be in compliance with all relevant acts and regulatory requirements

NOTE: Safety supply companies are excluded.

Nominations can be submitted by anyone who would like to recognize the adoption and promotion of workplace health and safety in the road building industry.

Nomination Package

Nomination packages must be submitted by close of business on Thursday, September 29th, 2022. Applications received after this date will be considered for next year's awards. Nominations must include:

  • A completed application form (PDF, 261 KB)
  • A letter of nomination (two-page maximum) describing the contribution by the contractor in all health and safety areas (work activity, workplace area or conditions, personal factors) including, but is not limited to
    • Identifying ways where significant hazards have been eliminated or controlled through engineering or work isolation
    • The development and implementation of unique safety procedures/practices or equipment which has been proven to reduce workplace incidents
    • Materials, methods or tools which have increased worker safety knowledge of industry hazards and increased protective measures
    • Programs or techniques which help prevent workplace incidents, injuries and illness
  • Supporting information such as citations, media releases, media coverage, photographs, support and thank you letters

Selection Criteria

The nominations will be evaluated by Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure and WorkSafeBC representatives on :

  • Safety Initiative - uniqueness of the initiative (material, method, tool, program, procedure, process, technique)
  • Effectiveness - measurable impacts
  • Significance - overall impact to workers and organization
  • Relevance - overall impact to industry