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Nominations now open for 2024 OHS Honours: Celebrating excellence in workplace safety

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February 8, 2024
By OHS Canada

Health & Safety OHS Honours

The awards table at 2023 OHS Honours.

Nominations are now open for 2024 OHS Honours. This prestigious awards program, designed to recognize and celebrate the outstanding contributions of individuals and teams in the field of occupational health and safety (OHS), is set to be bigger and better than ever.

“We’ve added two new award categories this year,” said Paul Burton, publisher for OHS Canada. “Every year, we’re blown away by the quality of the work being done by professionals and organizations across the country and we look forward to recognizing them. There is no more important job in any organization than ensuring your staff make it home safe at the end of every day.”

Key dates and categories

The deadline for nominations Friday, May 3, 2024 at midnight.

This year’s program features a variety of categories across individual and team awards, including the new “CEO of the Year” and “Contractor Safety Management Award” categories.

Individual awards recognize achievements in several areas such as OHS Professional of the Year, Community Leader Award, OHS Rising Star Award, OHS Lawyer of the Year, and the Hall of Fame, which will see three new inductees in 2024.


The “Top 25 Under 40” category will also return, celebrating young professionals who are leading by example with strong work ethics and dedication to health and safety.

Team awards will honour excellence in OHS Culture, Safety Communications, Use of Safety Technology, Hand Protection Programs, Psychologically Safe Workplace, and Best Ergonomics Program, among others. These awards aim to showcase the best-in-class practices that companies and teams have implemented to ensure safety and well-being in the workplace.

“A big part of these awards is not just celebrating the winners, but also telling their stories in-depth,” said Todd Humber, senior editor for OHS Canada. “It’s always an honour to share their stories, and safety professionals aren’t shy to share what is — and isn’t — working.”

OHS Canada is also looking to add judges to the panel for 2024. If you’re interested in being a judge, contact Todd Humber at thumber@annexbusinessmedia.com.

How to nominate

Nominations are open to anyone in Canada who meets the criteria for individual awards, as well as companies and teams demonstrating OHS success for business/team awards.

Full details are available at https://www.ohscanada.com/ohs-canada-honours/

Conference and gala celebration

In addition to the awards, OHS Canada will be hosting a gala celebration in Toronto in September 2024, providing an excellent opportunity for professionals in the field to network, share insights, and celebrate achievements in occupational health and safety.

Stay tuned for more details about the event date and location.

Sponsorship information

For more information on becoming a sponsor or attending the gala, please contact Silvana Maiolo, National Brand Sales Manager at OHS Canada.

She can be reached at smaiolo@annexbusinessmedia.com or 416-722-8403.

With the spotlight on the significant achievements within the occupational health and safety community, the 2024 OHS Honours promises to be a landmark event, furthering the cause of workplace safety across Canada.

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