A Sudbury-area business offering equipment rentals is one of three businesses to earn provincial accolades for workplace safety.
Northern Equipment Rentals & Rigging, which is based in the Sudbury community of Lively, has received a 2022 Elizabeth Witmer Small Business Health and Safety Leadership Award from the Workplace Insurance and Safety Board (WSIB).
Aimed at businesses with fewer than 50 employees, the awards recognize outstanding achievement in promoting health and safety initiatives in the workplace.
Businesses are judged on safety culture and leadership, inspections, hazard identification and control, quality of return-to-work programs and employee safety engagement survey results.
The gold-level winner receives $10,000, the silver-level winner receives $6,000, and the bronze-level winner receives $4,000. Prize money can be reinvested into health and safety programs.
Northern Equipment Rentals & Rigging was named the silver-level winner during the WSIB’s virtual Small Business Health and Safety Forum, which took place on Jan. 26.
Operational for more than 40 years, the company rents cranes and related equipment, and also provides maintenance services to clients across industries in Northern Ontario.
Joining Northern Equipment on the winners' list are Just Working Construction Inc., based in New Hamburg, and Diamond Tree Care & Consulting Inc., based in Halton Hills.