City staff embrace safety

The city’s joint occupational health and safety committee made staff aware of North American Occupational Safety and Health Week

City of Vernon employees are embracing safety at the workplace.

The city’s joint occupational health and safety committee made staff aware of North American Occupational Safety and Health Week, which runs until Saturday.

“It presented information sessions and an organization-wide safety challenge,” said Tanya Laing Gahr, communications co-ordinator.

“JOHSC received 120 safety challenge entries and warded 64 prizes to city employees.”

The committee makes recommendations to the city about improving health and safety. It consults with workers, deals with complaints and identifies unsafe situations.