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Lacombe County’s MEGlobal named one of Canada’s safest employers

The company has an ethylene glycol manufacturing sites in Lacombe County

MEGlobal Canada ULC has been named one of Canada’s Safest Employers, winning Gold in the Chemistry category at a ceremony hosted by Thomson Reuters and Canadian Occupational Safety Magazine in Toronto on Oct. 18, 2018

The company has ethylene glycol manufacturing sites in Prentiss, Alta. and Ft. Saskatchewan, Alta. and employs about 200 people. Ethylene glycol is used in the production of polyester fibres, antifreeze and many other materials used in daily life.

MEGlobal was honored for its outstanding safety procedures, leadership engagement, rigorous reporting standards and its dedication to the protection of people, communities and the environment. The company has not experienced a day-away-from-work injury for 3,493 days, a process safety incident for 2,697 days or a government reportable incident for 4,123 days.

“This is a great honor for us but it is also something that MEGlobal employees and contractors have earned through their commitment to safety in everything they do,” said Rocco Schurink, MEGlobal Vice President of Manufacturing.

Launched in 2011, Canada’s Safest Employers awards is presented by Canadian Occupational Safety magazine, a Thomson Reuters business. The awards recognize companies from across Canada with outstanding accomplishments in promoting the health and safety of their workers.

The awards boast 10 industry-specific categories, ranging from hospitality to oil and gas to chemistry. Companies are judged on a wide range of occupational health and safety elements, including employee training, OHS management systems, incident investigation, emergency preparedness and innovative health and safety initiatives.

“Safety is an intrinsic part of who we are and what we do at MEGlobal,” said Pravind Ramdial, MEGlobal North American Responsible Care Leader. “We live the principles of Responsible Care and we empower everyone at our site to make safety his or her priority in every task. Our leaders don’t just expect safe behaviours from others; they model it each day, and while it is very exciting to receive such a prestigious award, the real reward is in keeping our people, communities and environment safe.”

-Submitted by MEGlobal

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