Safety councils go national

Safety the 'ball that gets passed around' in organizations
By Shannon Klie
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/14/2006

Eight provincial safety councils have joined together to form Safe Canada Services, a national network that will deliver safety programs and services to organizations across the country.

“The more (the provincial councils) met, the more we recognized there was a definite need to fill the void nationally,” said Mike Waite, the president of Safe Canada Services and executive director of the Manitoba Safety Council.

In many small- and medium-sized businesses, no one person is responsible for safety training. This can lead to inconsistencies in delivery and compliance, according to Waite.