Canada’s Safest Employers: Learn From the Best [On Demand]

Winners from the 2018 Canada’s Safest Employers awards share their safety success



On Demand
Course Leader : David Johnston, Toronto Hydro & Patricia Pereira, Kenaidan Contracting Ltd.
Duration : 1 hour 0 minute
Price: Free

FREE Webinar by Levitt Safety (Powered by Canadian Occupational Safety)

Canada’s Safest Employers: Learn From the Best.

Is your organization doing its best to ensure its workplace is as safe as possible? Here’s your chance to measure up against some of the best and learn from their experience on what it takes to be one of Canada’s Safest Employers.

Canadian Occupational Safety magazine and Levitt Safety are pleased to bring you this webinar, where you can listen as representatives of two of the winners of the 2018 Canada’s Safest Employers awards discuss their award-winning safety programs and the best practices that make them the cream of the safety crop.

David Johnston of Toronto Hydro will join us to discuss that organization’s safety practices and why it won a Gold standing in the Utilities and Electrical category at the Canada’s Safest Employers awards.

Patricia Pereira of Kenaidan Contracting will also be present to discuss her company’s safety program and what contributed to its Silver standing in the Building and Construction category at the awards.

Lastly, Levitt-Safety will be discussing their Preferred Safety Partner program. This streamlined purchasing platform allows organisations to eliminate the day-to-day hassle of managing numerous suppliers so that they can focus on what really matters: creating and growing a true culture of safety in the workplace.

Launched in 2011, Canada's Safest Employers awards are presented by Canadian Occupational Safety magazine, a Thomson Reuters business. The awards recognize companies from across Canada with outstanding accomplishments in promoting the health and safety of their workers. The awards boasts ten industry-specific categories, ranging from hospitality to mining and natural resources. Companies are judged on a wide range of occupational health and safety elements, including employee training, OHS management systems, incident investigation, emergency preparedness and innovative health and safety initiatives.


David Johnston
Toronto Hydro

David Johnston is a seasoned environment, health and safety professional with over 35 years’ experience. He is currently employed by Toronto Hydro as the Director, Environment, Health and Safety. David has worked throughout Canada and the United States gaining experience in variety of industries including metal refining and smelting; chemical products; aerospace; automotive; agri-business; biofuels; and electrical utilities. In addition to his full-time job, he is a tireless volunteer contributing to the advancement of safety and the profession in multiple capacities. As well as serving on the BCRSP Board of Governors, he currently co-chairs the Board of Directors - Infrastructure Health and Safety Association. He is the past co-chair and currently a member of the Ontario Electrical Utilities Provincial Labour-Management Safety Committee. He is also a member of the: Editorial Board - Canadian Occupational Safety Magazine; CSA Z1002 Technical Committee: and the Canadian Electricity Association’s National Safety Committee and National Sustainability Committee. He is the past chair of the IAPA (now amalgamated with WSPS) and past member of the Provincial Coroner’s Advisory Committee on Construction Fatalities. In 2013, he was selected as Canada’s Safety Leader of the Year.

Patricia Pereira
Kenaidan Contracting Ltd.

Patricia Pereira has been with Kenaidan Contracting Ltd. since 2003, and currently holds the position of Director, Health & Safety. Patricia is responsible for the management and implementation of Kenaidan’s Health & Safety program for all Canadian operations. Patricia sits on and participates in various industry committees, influencing legislative change and continuous improvement of Health & Safety Standards for construction; including the Ontario Provincial Labour Management Health & Safety Committee (PLMHSC), Carpenter’s Trade/Sector Committee and the Ontario General Contractor’s Health & Safety Committee. Patricia received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto, and went on to complete the Human Resource Management program at McMaster University. Patricia has also been a Certified Human Resource Leader since 2004.

As a recognized leader in the Construction industry, Kenaidan Contracting Ltd. provides general contracting, design build, construction management and preconstruction services to all sectors of the business world since 1974. Kenaidan’s Environmental Health & Safety Program is modelled on industry best practices and international standards of excellence, including ISO 14001 & 18001 and has achieve the Certificate of Recognition in multiple jurisdictions.