Canadian Occupational Safety

January/February 2020

Canadian Occupational Safety (COS) magazine is the premier workplace health and safety publication in Canada. We cover a wide range of topics ranging from office to heavy industry, and from general safety management to specific workplace hazards.

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22 Canadian Occupational Safety By Amanda Silliker BRINGING SAFETY TO THE PEOPLE afety professionals know the importance of bringing safety home. Whether they are hanging holiday decorations with their families, camping with their buddies or com- pleting projects around the house or yard, safety has to be engrained in everything they do. It's possible no one does this better than Mike Doyle, who takes this concept to the next level by serving as the mayor of his small town in Newfoundland. Doyle is the winner of the 2019 Safety Leader of the Year award, presented by Canadian Occupational Safety. The historic town of Harbour Main-Chapel's Cove-Lakeview has a population of just 1,000, but this doesn't stop Doyle from promoting safety messages at every turn. The town's residents approached him while he was the deputy fire chief for the com- munity and asked if he would run for town council. He noticed a few safety concerns in the town, such as poor provincial roads, unmaintained guiderails, a shoddy boat slipway, pedestrians walking at night without reflective clothing and fire hydrants that were not producing enough pressure for the fire trucks, and he felt his experience as a safety professional could make a difference. PHOTO: MAURICE FITZGERALD PHOTOGRAPHY

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