LANGLEY, B.C. – Trimac Transportation has received Certificate of Recognition (COR) status from the B.C. SafetyDriven COR Program, winning two awards of excellence for Large Employer – General Trucking and Best Overall for 2014.
“Being recognized as a safety leader is very important to Trimac,” said Ross Driver, manager of safety, service and security for Trimac Canada’s dry bulk product line. “‘Service With Safety’ has been our company commitment and motto since day one. Receiving these COR achievement awards is validation of all the hard work and effort of every employee at Trimac to put our company in a position of safety, service, and performance leadership in the delivery of bulk transportation, logistics and related transportation services.”
Trimac has head offices in Houston, Texas and Calgary, Alta., where the company has been COR certified for several years through the Alberta Motor Transport Association.
Now being recognized by COR in B.C. means Trimac qualifies for a 10% rebate on its WorkSafeBC premiums.
“Obviously the financial aspect is good from the business side of things, but having the recognition of being one of the top carriers out there is definitely good for promoting the program internally with our staff and also with our branches and customers,” said Driver. “Having that plaque in your office is definitely a morale booster for staff. It shows you’re being recognized for going above and beyond safety legal and regulatory requirements and achieving the highest standards.”
Prior to a company audit by COR, B.C.’s SafetyDriven Program offers a gap analysis with a health and safety advisor free of charge, which provides employers with a list of deficiencies and corrective measures the company should rectify.
“It ensures management and staff are aware that the auditor is coming with a brief overview of what it’s about, when it will be and what the requirements are,” said Driver.
The audit process is to ensure an employer’s health and safety management system is working at a base level or better and continuing to improve.
“Once you reach a certain goal, there’s always a little bit more improvement that can be made,” said Driver. “The COR process helps to keep your standards high as things change over the years and staff changes. It helps keep everybody up to speed. It’s an evolving program.”
SafetyDriven’s primary objective is to represent the occupational health and safety needs of businesses in the trucking, transportation, warehousing, shipping and logistics sectors.