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YVR Kicks Off Inaugural Canadian Airports Safety Week

Today, Vancouver International Airport (YVR), along with 23 airports across Canada, launched Canadian Airports Safety Week, an airport-led initiative to promote healthy and safe work practices among airport employees. 

Canadian Airports Safety Week (CASW) is the first program of its kind for the Canadian aviation industry. CASW will reach thousands of airport employees across the country with safety talks and events which were developed in collaboration with participating airports. 

“Safety is the top priority at YVR every single day,” said Craig Richmond, President & CEO, Vancouver Airport Authority. “The safety and security of our employees, our customers and our communities are paramount to YVR’s success and we are excited to be part of this national initiative helping to promote something so integral to the aviation industry.” 

The Airport Authority adheres to the highest health and safety standards and continuously works to improve the safety culture at YVR. This is done by working on risk management, safety upgrades and raising employee awareness. In 2014, the Airport Authority had zero health and safety non-compliances and successfully completed a Certificate of Recognition Audit through WorkSafeBC. This certificate was achieved by implementing a safety management system and meeting a set of audit standards, thus ensuring regulatory compliance, due diligence and financial savings. 

During CASW, YVR will host themed days that focus on hazard awareness, worker safety, security, airside vehicle operations and foreign object debris (FOD). Follow YVR’s Twitter account @yvrairport for a recap on daily events at YVR or #CASW2015 for results from airports across Canada.