The importance of safety in the construction industry has never been more profound. Safety Officers are now well-respected and fully integrated members of a construction team and, as such, deserve recognition through the Safety Champion of the Year Award. The first recipient of this new award is Troy Springgay, employed as the Safety Officer for Allan Construction.
A true safety champion is someone who has real world construction experience as a field employee and is willing to put the time and effort into sharing that knowledge and championing safety in all facets of their work and personal life. Troy does that and then some! In fact, his efforts were instrumental in Allan realizing one million hours worked without a lost time incident in 2017, a momentous achievement for any construction company.
Troy’s approach to developing a safety culture within Allan is a focus on mentoring. Not only does he “walk the talk” in every aspect of the job, he also actively seeks feedback from all employees and peers on how safety can be improved. It’s this open and two-way continuous communication that drives the safety culture to new levels.
Troy received his Construction Safety Officer designation in 2015 and has actively pursued education in the years following. Like a true leader, his safety record is impeccable and he has never personally been involved in an incident that caused harm to people, process or equipment during his 10 years with Allan.
Building a safer industry is an important goal, and champions like Troy Springgay are doing their part to ensure the next generation of construction workers will have an even safer place to work.
Pictured below: Troy proudly accepting his award with support from his colleagues at Allan Construction, Kevin Arneson and Janis Dubreuil.
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