Seaspan Mark NAOSH Week with Walter Gretzky

Press Release
Thursday, May 09, 2013
Vancouver Shipyard Tour: Photo credit Seaspan

During North American Occupational Health and Safety (NAOSH) week Seaspan welcomed Walter Gretzky on a tour of its Vancouver Shipyards.

For those not in the know, Walter Gretzky, is a Canadian who is best known as the father of NHL legend Wayne Gretzky, but also for his dedication to helping many local, provincial, and national charities.

With North American Occupational Health and Safety (NAOSH) week well underway across the continent, Seaspan welcomed Walter Gretzky to its Vancouver Shipyards to underscore the importance of health and safety in the workplace.

“At Seaspan, we are not only committed to our core values of safety and care, but live them out every day, in everything we do,” said Jonathan Whitworth, Seaspan CEO. “We want to create a culture of health and safety leadership, where we are all owners of this change. Walter Gretzky knows first-hand how important safety is to an organization, and we are honoured to have a Canadian safety ambassador help educate our employees.”
 
Hockey’s most famous father addressed Seaspan employees with a powerful speech, sharing details from a personal industrial accident and reinforcing the message that everyone plays a vital role in the health and safety of their workplace.
 
“Even one injury is one too many,” said Walter Gretzky. “We all have to ask ourselves the question, are we as safe as we think? Building a culture of safety and health at work, home and play benefits everyone.”

The VIP visit from Gretzky was in accordance with NAOSH week, a North America-wide event celebrated in Canada, the United States and Mexico. NAOSH week gives employers, employees and the general public an opportunity to reflect on current safety practices and determine how they can be improved to better protect people in the workplace.
 
Gretzky’s appearance also coincides with the ongoing development of Seaspan’s new safety initiative titled “CSI” or “Continuous Safety Improvement.”

In the picture from L to R: Mark Houghton , Vice-President, Seaspan Marine Operations and Walter Gretzky as they tour Vancouver Shipyards.

 

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