December 2013 Business in Calgary

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Workplace safety is a part of the culture for all members of the Borger team.

Calgary Construction Company Wins Canada’s Safest Employers Award Calgary’s Borger Group of Companies is proud to be one of Canada’s Safest Employers 2013. Borger is the sole construction company based in Western Canada to achieve this recognition and one of the two safest construction companies in Canada. In an award ceremony at the end of October, Borger took home the Silver Award in the construction category. Along with a very short list of other Canadian employers, six of which are Alberta based, Borger Group of Companies now holds a Canada’s Safest Employers Award 2013. “In a province where so much of our economy is driven through safety-sensitive industries, Borger has really stepped up and demonstrated a serious commitment to employee safety and a great work environment. This sets them apart from other employers,” says Debby Carreau, CEO of Inspired HR, who also handles Borger’s human resources needs. “We are going to be needing 319,000 construction workers in Canada between now and 2020 so being a top employer is critical and will make a difference attracting workers to this industry.” Canada’s Safest Employers Award recognizes Canadian companies with outstanding accomplishments in promot16 • December 2013 BUSINESS IN CALGARY |

ing the health and safety of their workers. These companies have exemplary programs in place to keep their workers safe. “We recognize that in order to attract the best people we need to strive towards having the best working environment,” says the company’s president Bill Borger Jr. Carreau adds, “One of the best ways to deal with workplace safety issues is to find ways to prevent them in the first place through proactive communications, programs and a real commitment to doing the right thing. Unfortunately, in many businesses the typical response is to turn a blind eye, which never makes things better. A preventative program like Borger’s are setting the standard in the industry.” The recognition is being shared with all members of the Borger team who have played a role in receiving the distinguished award. “We are so proud of our team because it took every single staff member committing to safety. This is not just a management initiative, it is part of our culture,” says Darryl Conroy of Borger Group. BiC

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