The Langley Small Packaging (plastics) facility celebrated receiving its Occupational Safety Standard of Excellence (OSSE) certification in a ceremony on October 2.
“We are excited and honored to receive the Occupational Safety Standard of Excellence certification,” said Plant Manager Matthew Ralph. “It’s an outstanding achievement made possible through dedicated commitment, passion and a never-ending pursuit to ensure a safe work environment. This certification delivers a solid foundation to enable continuous development of our safety program.”
OSSE is the workplace health and safety Certificate of Recognition (COR) program for British Columbian manufacturers. In some industry sectors, COR certification is a prerequisite to bid on major projects, While that is not yet the case in many manufacturing industries, forward-thinking companies, such as Mauser, pursue OSSE certification to demonstrate their dedication to protecting workers and running a world-class, sustainable operation.
The Langley facility earned a 95 percent overall score in the comprehensive OSSE safety program audit performed by a certified external auditor, 15 percent higher than the 80 percent required to achieve certification.
“We are delighted to celebrate this achievement with Mauser today,” added Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC CEO Lisa McGuire. “By participating in the OSSE program, Mauser Langley clearly demonstrate that they are taking effective and proactive measures to develop and maintain a safe and healthy working environment for their people.”
The Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC is the not-for-profit health and safety association for British Columbia manufacturers and food processors and WorkSafeBC Certifying Partner for the Occupational Safety Standard of Excellence (the Certificate of Recognition, or COR, program for the manufacturing sector). The Alliance is committed to transforming the health and safety culture of organizations through effective OHS management systems, training, and certification.