||Mr. Fraser Drover
Vice Principal, Menihek High School, Labrador City
The Health and Safety Educator Award as outlined in our Strategic Plan for Young Workers is awarded annually to an educator who has demonstrated a commitment to the promotion and advancement of young worker health and safety.
- Teacher or administrator has demonstrated a commitment to creating a culture of safety for Newfoundland and Labrador Youth.
- Promotes and enhances the experience of Workplace Safety 3220, Career Development or Skilled Trades courses.
- Additional participation and advocacy of health and safety for youth through utilization of external speakers, employers, and other organizations and individuals with health and safety expertise.
- Cooperation in partnering in health and safety initiatives with WHSCC/SAFE Work NL, such as the game show, video/radio contest, youth health and safety presentations, etc.
- Goes above and beyond to support the overall message of health and safety for Newfoundland and Labrador Youth.
||Thursday, December 8, 2011. 7pm
||Menihek High Academic Awards Ceremony
||Mr. Fraser Drover is the 2011 recipient of WHSCC’s Health and Safety Educator Award. Mr. Drover has been a strong supporter of initiatives aimed at creating a culture of safety for Newfoundland and Labrador youth. This support has ranged from his advocacy to include courses and programs at Menihek High that promote health and safety; to going above and beyond to ensure his students are afforded the opportunity to participate in initiatives that enhance their knowledge and understanding of health and safety. As an administrator at Menihek high school, Mr. Dover has influenced both teachers and students with his support for courses such as Workplace Safety 3220, Career Development, Skilled Trades, Nutrition 2102, Youth Apprenticeship Program, etc. All of these course, which have been offered by Menihek High over the years, have contained elements of health and safety that allow students to build a foundation of knowledge that can be transferred into their daily and working lives.
Mr. Drover has also utilized the health and safety expertise of external speakers, employers and other organizations to promote health and safety education for his students. Mr. Drover has supported the participation of his students in the Skills Canada Workplace Safety Competition and this safety initiative has also garnered support from community employers, such as IOC. In addition, Mr. Drover is a proponent of bringing a health and safety message to his students through the presentation of external speakers.
Mr. Drover has been a strong supporter of all initiatives offered by WHSCC in the promotion of young worker health and safety. His accommodation of these initiatives is a testament to his belief in the importance raising awareness amongst the Province’s youth in the promotion of health and safety. However, this support does not come without challenges. Competing for the time and attention of students can be difficult. Youth have busy schedules involving school studies, as well as extra-curricular activities. Mr. Drover has made the effort to ensure that health and safety education remains a priority in busy lives of his students. In addition, Mr. Drover has worked diligently to overcome barriers to students in participating in health and safety initiatives. Obstacles, such as prohibitive travel and substitute policies have the potential to cause other teachers/administrators to opt not to participate. Mr. Drover has always made the extra effort to find solutions to these problems in ensuring his students are able to utilize as many health and safety initiatives as possible.
The 2011 Health and Safety Educator Award includes a plaque, $500 and a presentation of health and safety equipment to the school.