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Aecon wins the H.T Routly Memorial Safety Award for the third straight year

Feb 20, 2014

The Ontario Road Builders’ Association (ORBA) awarded Aecon the H.T Routly Memorial Safety Award in Category II, for averaging over 100,000 annual manhours without a Lost Time Injury (LTI).

Aecon Construction & Materials Limited (ACML) received the award for the third consecutive year and was recognized for outstanding safety performance, achieving nearly 3.5 million LTI-free manhours as of December 31, 2012. ACML is part of Aecon’s Infrastructure segment and builds complex highway infrastructure, bridges, tunnels, and other types of major infrastructure projects.

The H.T Routly Memorial Safety Award is presented by ORBA to the member company that worked the greatest number of consecutive manhours without an LTI based on information provided by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board and the Infrastructure Health and Safety Association.

“It is an honour to receive the H.T. Routly Memorial Safety Award for our impressive LTI-free safety record,” said Mike Archambault, Chief Safety Officer. “At Aecon, safety is our number one core value and an intrinsic part of our workplace culture.”

The award was presented to Aecon on February 3rd at the 87th Annual ORBA Convention in Toronto by Paul Casey, Vice President of Programs and Strategic Development at the Infrastructure Health & Safety Association.  

“We work extremely hard to provide safe and healthy working conditions for our employees, contractors and clients,” said Mark Rivett, Executive Vice President, Aecon Infrastructure. “I would like to personally thank the employees at ACML for their ongoing commitment to safety across our many job sites.”

Aecon has 160 dedicated safety personnel located across Canada tasked with ensuring the strict implementation of the company’s safety program.

The ORBA is the provincial voice of over 75 road building contractors who build and maintain the majority of the provincial highway system and Ontario's municipal roads and bridges.