Magna Electric Corporation (MEC) announced their partnership and formal endorsement of Mission: Zero at their 2nd annual executive reception, held in Regina on December 12.
“The safety culture at MEC is a team effort. In an industry with very few second chances, our mission has to be zero injuries. Getting home safe at the end of the day is everyone’s top priority.” says Kerry Heid, MEC’s President. As part of the partnership, MEC will promote Mission: Zero by brandishing the Mission: Zero logo on their vehicle fleet.
Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board’s CEO and Safe Saskatchewan President, Peter Federko, attended the reception. “MEC is a perfect example of a Saskatchewan business that practices safety in and away from the workplace,” says Federko about the partnership with MEC. “It’s evident that Mission: Zero is taking hold and getting traction.”
Gord Moker, CEO of Safe Saskatchewan, echoes the sentiment. “We expect that MEC is one of many Charter signatories to endorse Mission: Zero by signing the partnership agreement,” comments Moker. Kerry Heid, President of MEC was one of Saskatchewan business leaders to sign the Health and Safety Leadership Charter at the inaugural Charter signing event in June, 2010.
MEC’s relationship with WorkSafe Saskatchewan (WSS) is not new. In June of 2011, MEC and WSS launched a summer campaign to distribute thousands of pairs of safety glasses throughout Saskatchewan.
That campaign grew in 2012. Over 30 sponsors donated safety glasses to Regina high schools and Saskatchewan communities, promoting safety and Mission: Zero throughout the province.
MEC also won the WorkSafe Saskatchewan Safe Employer award in 2010.