SAFE Work Manitoba/St. John Ambulance Award for Excellence in Workplace First Aid

SAFE Work Manitoba/St. John Ambulance Award for Excellence in Workplace First Aid

​​​SWMB SJA Award Facebook image.pngGeneral Purpose:

The SAFE Work/St. John Ambulance Manitoba Workplace First Aid Award is an award approved by both St John Ambulance and SAFE Work Manitoba.

The intent of the award is to recognize an organization that over the past year has exemplified excellence in their commitment and implementation of first aid programs.  Excellence means going beyond regulatory compliance. It means connecting first aid programs to safety and health programs​ and other workplace injury and illness prevention efforts.

Other examples of excellence include:

  • training staff in mental health first aid
  • using social media and other communications to keep first aid top of mind
  • creating inclusive first aider teams; reaching out to all workers and demographics in the organization including leadership representatives
  • conducting practice drills and simulations
  • acknowledging success and lessons learned
  • installation of AEDs and or other safety equipment.

 Nomination and Selection Criteria:​

  • Nominees must be organizations who are employing and servicing Manitobans.
  • Both SAFE Work Manitoba and St. John Ambulance should mutually agree upon selection.
  • Nominees must:
    • not have had a workplace fatality in the past 36 months
    • not have been charged under The Workplace Safety and Health Act in the last 36 months
    • not be subject to an administrative penalty or prosecution under The Workplace Safety and Health Act
    • be in compliance with any outstanding order, as determined by the Workplace Safety and Health Branch (WSHB), and not have a history of compliance concerns, as determined by WSHB
    • be in good standing with the Workers Compensation Board if an account exists, which means:
      • the account is paid in full (e.g., can obtain a WCB clearance).
      • the firm has not been convicted of fraud against the WCB, a violation of the Act, claims suppression, discriminatory action or breach of return-to-work obligations in the last 36 months.
      • the firm has not been issued an administrative penalty for claims suppression, discriminatory action or failure to comply with return-to-work obligations in the last 24 months.
      • the firm is not under an active investigation for a violation under The Workers Compensation Act for claims suppression, discriminatory action or breach of return-to-work obligations, as determined by WCB Compliance.
      • there are no outstanding remedial actions imposed on the firm to ensure compliance with preventing claims suppression, discriminatory action or return to work obligations, as determined by WCB Compliance.
    • not engage in conduct considered by SAFE Work Manitoba to be inconsistent with participation in this awards program.

 Nominations must include:

  • A brief history of the organization not to exceed one page in length.
  • A narrative supporting the nomination
  • Nominations and attachments must be typed
  • Nomination deadline August 4, 2023

Submit your nomination:

Please contact Bryan Wall at St. John Ambulance at bryan.wall@sja.ca for more information and to submit your nomination.​​​​​

Administration of the award:

​The Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba will present the award at St. John Ambulance Council's annual Investiture ceremony in the Fall.  

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