*This article appears in the Fall 2016 issue of the Union Stand.
Blaise MacNeil, Local 1 member, submitted the following notice of his co-worker and fellow Local 1 member, Gail Whalen, who received the 2015 Minister’s Award for Excellence:
“Gail is an Occupational Health and Safety Officer in the Occupational Health and Safety Division.
Gail was nominated for her demonstration of outstanding performance and lasting contribution to the health and safety of Nova Scotia’s fishing industry through her creative sentencing activities.
Her work has contributed to the new Fishing Safety Now plan which calls for more education and awareness of safety requirements in the fishing industry. Her work has also helped further one of the goals of the workplace safety strategy that workplace inspection and enforcement of safety laws and regulations provide a valuable opportunity to promote better safety practices.”
Congratulations Gail! And thank you to Blaise for letting us at The Stand know about Gail’s achievement.