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Two New Brunswick companies applauded for impressive workplace health and safety practices

November 8, 2013
 

MQM Quality Manufacturing Ltd. and Pine Grove Nursing Home were recently recognized by WorkSafeNB for their impressive efforts in workplace health and safety. 

“We’re extremely proud to recognize these companies, both of which have demonstrated an outstanding commitment and continuity to safe work practices and to a safe workplace. These two companies have shown exceptional leadership and innovation, and, in doing so, they’ve not only significantly reduced injuries but they’ve decreased their premiums and improved their bottom line,” said Gerard Adams, president and CEO of WorkSafeNB. 

MQM Quality Manufacturing Ltd., a steel manufacturer based in Tracadie-Sheila, was acknowledged for their low accident frequency and commitment to ensuring its workers are happy and safe.

The company has only seen three lost-time claims since 2008, an accomplishment for which they have been rewarded with assessment rates 30% below the industry average. 

“We try to make safety a value in all aspects of life – not just work,” said senior project manager Serge Thériault.  “If our workers are healthy and happy, they’re more productive. It’s a win-win for all involved.”

Pine Grove Nursing Home is a non-profit, 70 bed long-term care facility in Fredericton. The nursing home was applauded for being proactive and for introducing initiatives like WorkSafeNB’s Back in Form body mechanics program, and wellness programs that support mental, emotional, and physical well-being.

“These programs encompass not only employees and residents, but family and community. We look at health and safety as a way of life,” said Cheryl Wiggins, Pine Grove administrator.

“WorkSafeNB provides services and resources to help employers and workers all over New Brunswick build a workplace safety culture in their organizations,” said Shelly Dauphinee, vice-president of WorkSafeNB’s WorkSafe Services Division. “We are especially proud when companies as diverse as Pine Grove Nursing Home and MQM Quality Manufacturing share a mutual goal of occupational health and safety excellence, and achieve such positive results. By the demonstrated commitment of their management and staff to a WorkSafe culture, these companies are models of healthy and safe workplaces in New Brunswick.”

The Company Recognition Awards Breakfast was part of WorkSafeNB’s 33rd Annual Health and Safety Conference, held at the Fredericton Trade and Convention Centre November 6-8. More than 500 delegates were on hand to take in 27 workshops covering a variety of topics.

About MQM Quality Manufacturing Ltd. 

  • A leader in New Brunswick’s steel structure fabrication and installation sector.
  • Founded in 1993 in Tracadie-Sheila, New Brunswick.
  • More than 150 full-time employees.
  • Provides quality products and services that meet and exceed customer specifications and industry codes.
  • Assessment rates 30.6% below industry average.
  • Has contributed to various projects across North America including Yankee Stadium, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, and local projects like the Centennial Bridge upgrades in Miramichi and the Grant-Harvey Centre arena at the UNB campus in Fredericton.

  About Pine Grove Nursing Home 

  • A licensed, 70-bed non-profit nursing home for seniors.
  • Founded in 1983 in Fredericton, New Brunswick.
  • 99 employees.
  • Provides its residents with medical, nursing, dietary and financial services, among others.
  • Assessment rates 28.9% below industry average.
  • Governed by a volunteer board of directors.
  • 2013 Healthy Nursing Home Recognition Award recipient.

 

WorkSafeNB recognizes MQM Quality Manufacturing Ltd.
Pictured, from left to right, are Shelly Dauphinee, vice-president of WorkSafe Services; Pauline Roy, WorkSafeNB northeast regional director; Donald Thériault, MQM supervisor; Garry Driscoll, MQM safety manager; Serge Thériault, MQM vice-president and general director; and, Gerard Adams, WorkSafeNB president and CEO.
WorkSafeNB recognizes Pine Grove Nursing Home
Pictured, from left to right, are Shelly Dauphinee, vice-president of WorkSafe Services; Melody Mladineo, WorkSafeNB southwest regional director; Cyndi McKenzie, Pine Grove payroll administrator; Cheryl Wiggins, Pine Grove administrator; Jessica Estey, Pine Grove personal support worker; and; Gerard Adams, WorkSafeNB president and CEO.
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