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Thunder Bay construction company recognized for safety

Tom Jones Corporation has earned a President’s Award from Infrastructure Health & Safety Association (IHSA).
Thunder Bay construction company Tom Jones Corporation has received a President’s Award from the Infrastructure Health & Safety Association. Pictured are (from left) Enzo Garritano, president and CEO of the Infrastructure Health and Safety Association; Parker Jones, president of Tom Jones Corporation; and Brian Arnold, health and safety manager of Tom Jones Corporation. (Ariel White/IHSA)

Tom Jones Corporation, a construction company headquartered in Thunder Bay, has been recognized by the Infrastructure Health & Safety Association (IHSA) with an award for excellence in health and safety.

In early October, the company received the President’s Award, one of nine companies through the province to receive the accolade. The President’s Award is presented annually for achieving excellence in workplace safety culture by reaching more than 250,000 hours worked without a lost-time injury.  

“Health and safety is always the top priority at Tom Jones Corporation. This award recognizes every employee in our organization, from the office to the field, who has committed to ensuring an excellent health and safety record for employees, subcontractors and site visitors,” company president Parker Jones said in a news release.

“Our people work together every day to ensure that every work site is free of injury. An injury-free workplace allows our firm to remain competitive and ultimately deliver value to our clients.”

Tom Jones Corporation is marking 50 years in business in 2017. Since 1967, the company has completed hundreds of complex construction projects to clients in Thunder Bay and across the region in diverse industrial, commercial, institutional and design-build sectors.

Some of the projects on which it’s worked include the Thunder Bay Courthouse, the Nipigon River Bridge, and the Advanced Technology and Academic Centre at Lakehead University.

The IHSA offers health and safety education in high-risk areas, including working at heights, working with energized high-voltage power systems, driving motor vehicles, transporting dangerous goods, working on suspended access equipment, and utility line clearin