Gilbert Smith Forest Products celebrates safety at their Barriere mill

Employee Brian Dorish was the lucky winner of an E-Bike during a Safety BBQ at Gilbert Smith Forest Products Limited, all part of celebrations held at the mill during Safety and Health Week, May 1-7. (D. Woods photo)Employee Brian Dorish was the lucky winner of an E-Bike during a Safety BBQ at Gilbert Smith Forest Products Limited, all part of celebrations held at the mill during Safety and Health Week, May 1-7. (D. Woods photo)
Glibert Smith Forest Products President Greg Smith (r) poses with an employee who just won a prize during the May 10 Safety BBQ held at Gilbert Smith Forest Products Limited in Barriere. (D. Woods photo)Glibert Smith Forest Products President Greg Smith (r) poses with an employee who just won a prize during the May 10 Safety BBQ held at Gilbert Smith Forest Products Limited in Barriere. (D. Woods photo)
An employee enjoys a game of golf on the GSFP links which was all part of the fun at a Safety BBQ held May 10 at the Gilbert Smith Forest Products mill, during Safety and Health Week, May 1-7. (D. Woods photo)An employee enjoys a game of golf on the GSFP links which was all part of the fun at a Safety BBQ held May 10 at the Gilbert Smith Forest Products mill, during Safety and Health Week, May 1-7. (D. Woods photo)
A tip of the hard hat for the photographer from employees during the May 10 Safety BBQ held at the Gilbert Smith Forest Products mill, during Safety and Health Week, May 1-7. (D. Woods photo)A tip of the hard hat for the photographer from employees during the May 10 Safety BBQ held at the Gilbert Smith Forest Products mill, during Safety and Health Week, May 1-7. (D. Woods photo)
Gilbert Smith Forest Products employees enjoyed a Safety BBQ at the mill on May 10 to celebrate two years with zero time-loss accidents in the manufacturing division of the company, and over 19 years in the Woodlands division. (D. Woods photo)Gilbert Smith Forest Products employees enjoyed a Safety BBQ at the mill on May 10 to celebrate two years with zero time-loss accidents in the manufacturing division of the company, and over 19 years in the Woodlands division. (D. Woods photo)

Safety is marked as a key value at Gilbert Smith Forest Products Ltd (GSFP) in the North Thompson Valley community of Barriere, B.C.

“We put significant effort into the continuous improvement of our Safety Program to ensure the health and safety of our workforce,” says GSFP’s Human Resources and Occupational Health and Safety Coordinator Darcey Woods, CRSP.

“In May we celebrated Safety and Health Week (May 1-7) with ‘Safety Bingo’, which gave all of the employees a chance to win an E-Bike along with a number of other prizes that were awarded at our Safety BBQ.”

Wood says the annual Safety BBQ was held on May 10, with GSFP celebrating two years with zero time-loss accidents in the Manufacturing division of the company, and over 19 years in the Woodlands division.

“We also achieved another milestone on Thursday, June 2 – a zero recordable incident rate,” said Woods, who explained, “A recordable injury is one that requires treatment beyond basic first aid.

“That means no recordable injuries at GSFP in the past 12 months,” concluded Woods.

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