Director of Occupational Health & Safety, CRH Canada
CRH Canada’s commitment to workplace safety is just one of the ways the organization prioritizes and invests in its team.
CRH Canada is one of the country’s largest vertically integrated materials and construction companies. It manufactures and supplies a diverse range of superior building materials and products for use in the construction and maintenance of infrastructure or commercial, industrial, and residential construction work in Ontario and Quebec.
The organization employs approximately 3,500 team members, and is committed to keeping them all safe.
“Our number one priority is our people, and we’re unique in that we really invest in them,” says Shannon Truax-Wardell, Director of Occupational Health and Safety at CRH Canada. “One way we do this is through our internal Occupational Health team, which is a team of nurses that help support our employees with both occupational and non-occupational injuries and illnesses.”
At CRH Canada, employee safety encompasses not just physical safety but also mental safety.
We’re focused on creating a diverse and psychologically safe workplace.
“For example, we want our team to feel comfortable to bring forward any safety issues. Our safety pledge is ‘When I See Something, I Will Stop and Do Something.’ We want to empower all of our employees.”
From extensive training programs to employee wellness resources, including a Suicide Prevention Program (acknowledging and addressing the high suicide rates in the construction industry), employees’ safety and health is always top of mind for CRH Canada executives. It’s just one of the reasons that the organization has been named one of the GTA Top 100 Employers several times. Dufferin Aggregates, a CRH company, was also awarded the Ontario Stone, Sand, and Gravel Safety Innovation Award in 2022 for an inventive safety process that was masterminded by its own employees.
Safety is critical, and it takes a team.
Learn how CRH Canada is leading the way at crhcanada.com.