Canal Flats Sawmill Operation’s Employees’ Donate $7,500 to EKFH

Submitted by EKFH on 19-03-2012 Canal Flats, BC…. In 2010, Tembec Industries launched a Safety Recognition Program to promote safety awareness with the goal of injury reduction for its workforce across Canada. The Canal Flats Sawmill Operation, through a strong and concerted focus on injury prevention through risk identification, achieved a remarkable accomplishment by reducing the numbers of employees injured on the job significantly from the previous year. Canal Flat’s ultimate goal is to reach a goal of zero injuries.   In recognition of the reduction of injuries to workers, Tembec made a monetary contribution to a Health & Safety Fund based on its number of employees.   The Canal Flats Health & Safety Committee was given the task to poll the employees and allocate where the funds would be disbursed.   Suggestions offered included a donation to worthy causes and it was unanimously agreed to donate the funds to East Kootenay Foundation for Health ands it’s A Clear View – digital mammography campaign.   Somewhat of a surprise for the Health & Safety Committee was when Donna Grainger and Brian Clifford of EKFH decided to come the Canal Flats Sawmill Operation to accept the generous gift. “It’s really important for us to show our appreciation to our donors no matter which part of the East Kootenay they live in. I was so inspired by this group and for what it means for them to choose something that not only affects their own health and safety but the tremendous contribution they are giving back to the regional hospital,” explains Grainger.  

Photo Details: Rob MacPhee, Ken Relkoff, Eric Drixler, Conrad Robson, Daniel Bybee, Stuart Moore, Tim Hill, Brian Clifford (EKFH)