Gerry Lambert (middle) accepts his award from David Anderson

McNeill man picks up award

Gerry Lambert of Port McNeill has received an award from the BC Forest Safety Council.

Nanaimo, B.C.—Gerry Lambert of Port McNeill has received an award from the BC Forest Safety Council, in recognition of his notable contribution to forest industry safety within his employer’s operations in 2012.

Lambert was presented the Safety Most Valuable Player of the Year award at the Vancouver Island Safety Conference, Oct. 20 in Nanaimo. The award was co-presented by David Anderson, President and CEO of WorkSafeBC and Reynold Hert, CEO of the Safety Council.

“Gerry is a coastal tree faller from Port McNeill held in high regard by everyone around him, not only for his safe work practices, but his high quality of workmanship, his attention to detail and his strong work ethic,” said Jonathan Lok of Strategic Forest Management, who nominated Gerry. “Beyond all this, he is an excellent co-worker, coach, manager and friend to many.”

Gerry has been employed with Strategic since 2009.

The selection criteria for the Safety MVP Award (awarded to individuals or groups) include:

• 2011 / 2012 contribution to workplace safety where they work and / or for broader industry

• Safety improvements with marked results

• New safety initiatives introduced that boosted safety at work

The award was created to acknowledge safety improvements at work through persistent efforts to seek changes by an individual, group or company that has demonstrated leadership in integrating health & safety into their business practices.