Health and Safety
Excellence in safety is the core of Vancouver Airport Authority’s business and our license to operate. We proudly adhere to the highest standards for employee health and safety, and we work hard to continuously build our robust safety culture. The orgnization works hard to continually build and promote a safe work environment through a number of initiatives, including:
Now in its twelfth year, the Airport Authority’s Wellness Program is an incentive-based program that promotes physical fitness, nutrition and overall health and wellness. The program is overseen by a joint employee-management Wellness Committee, which provides guidance and leadership for employer-sponsored wellness programs and initiatives.
The Airport Authority recognizes that a key aspect of a safe workplace is ongoing proactive risk assessment. The Airport Authority empowers employees to identify hazards in our workplace, with the goal of reducing the frequency and severity of injuries and health problems in our daily work. Our comprehensive safety initiatives extend beyond employees to include tenants, contractors and major service providers, as well as our customers.
As a result, we had no health and safety non-compliances from either Human Resources and Skills Development Canada or WorkSafeBC in 2013.
One of the ways we measure health and safety performance is by tracking any injuries that occurred on the job that resulted in an employee missing work. There were five lost-time injuries in 2013, which resulted in 31 lost-time days at the Airport Authority.