Safety Takes on a New Meaning

Everyone has the right to work in a safe environment. The importance of this resonates today more than ever as we all take daily protective measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Because of this, the term “workplace safety” has taken on a new meaning. So, we’d like to take a moment to spotlight the excellent health and safety work that’s been done since we re-opened Esker Site.

When our crew headed back in August, they had to complete all the regular safety procedures required at site plus additional measures like social distancing, wearing masks when necessary and regularly sanitizing common touch points. In addition, enhanced orientations and toolbox meetings were conducted to orient workers on how to perform the tasks required for the program in the safest possible way after returning to site following a long period away.

August Act of Safety winner Brandyn Chum at Esker Site

With all this happening, Brandyn Chum, Senior Site Support, went above and beyond. Brandyn has an amazing health and safety mindset and a positive attitude that he shares with his coworkers by speaking up and sharing his concerns and ideas. He took initiative by identifying what needed to be done to create a more efficient work environment. In this rotation, he fixed up the argos so they could be used during the program to move around site more easily. Brandyn’s constant contributions add value to the Noront health and safety culture.

Each month we recognize one of our site staff with the Noront Act of Safety award. This month, we are pleased to acknowledge Brandyn with this award for his initiative and efforts in the reopening of Esker Site.

Congratulations Brandyn and thank you for embodying our health and safety motto, “I’ve got your back”!