FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 21, 2009
St. John’s, NL – The Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission is pleased to announce that Jim Murray, president and owner of JSM Electrical of St. John’s, has been inducted into the 2009 CEO Leadership Charter.
Mr. Murray becomes the 52nd business leader from Newfoundland and Labrador invited to become a signatory to the CEO Leadership Charter. The Charter highlights the need for business leaders who are committed to making their workplaces healthy and safe to share best practices and promote the benefits of safe and healthy workplaces.
“One of the best ways to prevent workplace injuries and the devastating impact they have on everyone is for experienced business leaders to spearhead occupational health and safety initiatives,” said Commission CEO Leslie Galway. “These business leaders are creating and perpetuating a safety culture in the province that will save the lives of fellow workers.”
JSM Electrical specializes in commercial, industrial and airfield lighting electrical construction. As a signatory to the CEO Leadership Charter, Mr. Murray is committed to promoting a culture of safety awareness through the continuous improvement of his company’s comprehensive Health Safety and Environment program and Certificate of Recognition (COR) with the Newfoundland and Labrador Construction Safety Association. JSM Electrical has consistently received refunds from the Commission for its compliance with the PRIME prevention program’s practice requirements and positive experience results.
“Health and safety is our first priority at JSM Electrical,” said Mr. Murray. “We stress to all employees that safety is of the utmost importance and that the line of communication is always open to the safety representative, the safety co-ordinator, or to the president. Safety always comes first.”
By signing Newfoundland and Labrador’s CEO Leadership Charter, signatories commit to the following principles:
- Nothing is more important than the health and safety of employees and visitors to the workplace;
- Sound business strategies, processes and good health and safety performance are the foundation of business success;
- Effective management of health and safety is achieved by spotting the hazards, assessing the risks, and finding a safer way, everyday;
- Leadership is important for the continuous improvement of workplace health and safety;
- Environments that empower and enable all employees to participate and work collaboratively are necessary for developing, promoting and improving health and safety at work; and
- Health and safety efforts extended beyond the workplace can be achieved by building partnerships that support related initiatives within the community.
The CEO Leadership Charter is based on the principle that the effective management of health, safety and wellness is essential to the operation of a successful business. As ambassadors for safer workplaces, signatories demonstrate a commitment to the prevention of accidents and promotion of health and safety in the workplace.
Serving over 16,000 employers and approximately 12,000 injured workers, the Commission is an employer-funded, no fault insurance system that promotes safe and healthy workplaces, provides return-to-work programs and fair compensation to injured workers and their dependants.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
Director of Communications
Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission
Telephone: 709-778-1590 or 1-800-563-9000
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146-148 Forest Road • St. John’s • NL • A1A 3B8
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