2023 Douglas MacMaster Memorial Occupational Health and Safety Award
The Douglas MacMaster Memorial Occupational Health and Safety Award is designed to celebrate individual or team achievements by Government employees in the promotion and development of health and safety. The award honours the work of Doug MacMaster, a long serving employee of the Provincial Forestry program. Doug was a Forest Safety Supervisor who taught safety courses and made great strides to improve worker safety in our forest industry. Sadly, Doug passed away in 2004, and in his memory we honour others who also make significant contributions to develop safer workplaces on PEI.
We are pleased to present this year’s award to the PEI Analytical Lab Management Team! Team members include Lori Connolly-Brine, Angela MacLeod, Jacquelyn Garnhum, Marlene MacNeill, Tim Lynch, and Cassie Anderson. Cassie and Lori joined us recently to accept the award on behalf of the team.
The PEI Analytical Lab Management Team is recognized for their work in continually demonstrating a culture of safety and awareness. They ensure necessary certifications, protective equipment, training, and innovations are in place to prioritize occupational health and safety. The lab has a dedicated occupational health and safety committee comprised of staff and management from both the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Environment, Energy and Climate Action. They ensure safety training sessions are coordinated each year and all staff are first aid certified. Specific training on the safe use, handling and operation of new instrumentation is always provided upon installation of new equipment. The team also values the importance of employee wellness, equity, diversity, and inclusion and has coordinated learning opportunities on topics including psychological health and safety, Braver Spaces 101, and diversity.
Congratulations PEI Analytical Lab Management Team!
Pictured (L-R): PSC CEO Tanya Rowell, Cassie Anderson, Lori Connolly-Brine, Lynda MacMaster, Wendell MacMaster, Premier Dennis King