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trols, policies and processes that allow us has also been the recipient of the Disting- People First
to maintain an impeccable safety record. uished Achievement in Health & Safety Moore encourages his employees to par-
“When it comes to the safety of our for the past seven years. In addition, it ticipate in the community. Most recently,
workers we don’t follow the industry, we also received the Sault Ste. Marie his employees donated $250,000
lead it.” Construction Association’s Zero Accident (Canadian) to help build a local area hos-
The company has won numerous safe- Frequency in Health and Safety Award, as pital. They were awarded the Golden
ty awards. The most recent recognition well as the Sudbury Construction Stake Award for the only company with
was the Canadian Construction Assoc- Association’s Health and Safety Award. 100 percent employee participation by
iation’s (CCA) National Safety Award, Its safety program includes: the Sault Area Hospital.
which was presented to them at the CCA ■ Monthly meetings with all senior The company also belongs to the
Annual Conference in Puerto Rico this management, safety representatives Canadian Blood Services Partners for Life
past March. “It’s a very proud moment and employees program with a 2007 commitment of
for all of us,” Moore states. “This award ■ TIPS notice books carried by all em- 100 blood donations.
has never been won by a company as ployees and issued for praise, instruction- Moore puts people – employees, clients
small as us in northern Ontario. It means al and infractions regarding safety and subcontractors – first. “[Our] employ-
we have one of the best safety programs ■ Quarterly all-employee meeting ees are the most important asset the
in the nation and we competed with some ■ Employee Health & Safety Committee company has,” Moore explains. “[I] take
of the largest contractors in all of Canada.” which meets on a monthly basis an aggressive role in shaping the corpo-
In addition, the company expects to cel- ■ Daily on-site toolbox talks, including rate destiny and surround [myself] with
ebrate 10 years without lost-time injury minutes for all subtrades and employees motivational, aggressive and enthusiastic
record in August 2008. Mike Moore & ■ Weekly and monthly site safety inspec- management people.”
Sons also is the only general contractor tions by upper management and superin- In the future, he’d like to maintain the
in northern Ontario to remain a member tendents company’s steady growth and continue
of the Ontario General Contractors Assoc- “[We take] safety very seriously,” the co- to be a frontrunner in northern Ontario.
iation (OGCA) safety program and is now mpany explains. “We do not look at health “We’ve been growing since we started,
in the Veteran’s Group. The company has and safety as just another job site task, but and we want to continue to grow and be
been the recipient of OGCA Zero Freq- rather a culture to be promoted within our successful, but we want to do it by being
uency Award for more than a decade. It company, and within the industry.” safe first,” he says. ■