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Coquitlam Recognized as Leader in Occupational Health and Safety

by Kevin Henkelman |

COQUITLAM, BC, July 21, 2015 – The City of Coquitlam is continuing its track record as a leader in occupational health and safety, through recognition in two WorkSafeBC programs.

In June 2015, the City successfully passed an audit and qualified for the WorkSafeBC Certificate of Recognition for the third straight year.

Due to the City’s safety management systems, as well as a strong performance in the audit of its Occupational Health and Safety and Return to Work programs, the City was awarded the WorkSafeBC Certificate of Recognition.

As a result of successfully passing the audit, the City will receive an additional incentive rebate in 2016.

Additionally, every year WorkSafeBC assesses employers in order to establish the rates they will pay for Worker’s Compensation Insurance. The system rewards or penalizes employers based on their rating as compared to other employers in the same industry class. 

In the last five years, as a result of a strong assessment by WorkSafeBC, Coquitlam has saved more than $1.1 million from the average rate, and an additional savings of nearly $325,000 is expected in 2015. 

Coquitlam strives to be an industry leader in the area of Occupational Health and Safety – not only to create a safer workplace for employees, but also to ensure that the financial incentives help to make efficient use of budget dollars.

Media contact:
Ron Price
Director, Human Resources