Magna Elec­tric Cor­po­ra­tion and WorkSafe launch sum­mer eye safety cam­paign

The Southwest Booster - - NEWS -

As part of their Mis­sion: Zero ini­tia­tive, WorkSafe Saskatchew­an and Magna Elec­tric Cor­po­ra­tion are part­ner­ing to launch a year-long eye safety aware­ness cam­paign on June 21 in Regina that will see thou­sands of safety glasses dis­trib­uted free of charge through­out the prov­ince by MEC.

The glasses will fea­ture the MEC and Mis­sion: Zero lo­gos to re­mind peo­ple to wear safety glasses wher­ever they work - at home or on the job.

“ When we signed the Saskatchew­an Health and Safety Lead­er­ship Charter last year, we com­mit­ted to build­ing safety at work and bring­ing it into the com­mu­nity. This is Magna’s way of tak­ing what we be­lieve about safety and shar­ing it with our neigh­bours and the peo­ple we meet ev­ery day,” said MEC Pres­i­dent Kerry Heid, the 2010 WorkSafe Saskatchew­an Safe Em­ployer Award win­ner and in­no­va­tor be­hind the cam­paign.

“My em­ploy­ees and I want to help make sure that if you go out­side to mow your grass or build a shed this sum­mer, you have a pair of safety glasses within reach and you wear them.”

Eyes ranked third out of the top five body parts in­jured at work in 2010 in Saskatchew­an. The safety glasses will be dis­trib­uted by MEC em­ploy­ees, on MEC’s 60 lo­ca­tor trucks and will also be dis­trib­uted through WSS pre­sen­ta­tions in high schools this fall.

Magna Elec­tric Cor­po­ra­tion pro­vides elec­tri­cal con­sult­ing, man­u­fac­tur­ing, con­struc­tion, field test­ing, com­mis­sion­ing ser­vices and train­ing to the com­mer­cial, in­dus­trial and util­ity sec­tors, of­fer­ing power sys­tem so­lu­tions to cus­tomers through­out North Amer­ica and se­lect in­ter­na­tional mar­kets.

In 2010, MEC was named one of Saskatchew­an’s Top 20 Em­ploy­ers as well as one of Saskatchew­an’s Top 100 Com­pa­nies, and was awarded the Safe Em­ployer award from WorkSafe Saskatchew­an. MEC was also re­cently awarded the 2010 Saskatchew­an Ap­plied Science Tech­nol­o­gists & Tech­ni­cians Out­stand­ing Em­ployer Award. For more in­for­ma­tion about MEC, please visit our web­site at www.mag­na­elec­tric.com.

WorkSafe Saskatchew­an is an in­jury preven­tion and work­place safety part­ner­ship be­tween the WCB and the Min­istry of Labour Re­la­tions and Work­place Safety. Through the part­ner­ship, both agen­cies of­fer pro­grams and sup­ports that help em­ploy­ers and work­ers de­velop work­place safety and health pro­grams. You can reach WorkSafe Saskatchew­an at 1-800667-7590.

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