Award recognizes outstanding accomplishments in promoting workers’ health & safety
Tinhorn Creek Vineyards is thrilled to announce that it has received Canada’s Safest Employers Award, 2016 in the Hospitality category. The award recognizes companies from across Canada with outstanding accomplishments in promoting the health and safety of their workers.
“We are truly honoured and proud to receive this accolade,” says Tinhorn Creek Vineyards’ CEO & President Sandra Oldfield. “The award is a huge accomplishment, our winery is small in comparison to others who have won this award in previous years and our business operations are wildly diverse.” From vineyard farming to winemaking production, outdoor events, guided hikes and summer concerts, Tinhorn Creek welcomes some 60,000 visitors a year who want to see it all up close.
The company’s rigorous health and safety programs have to address broad concerns including things like over consumption, rattlesnake encounters, heat stroke and tractor safety. “We live in the stunning Okanagan Valley of British Columbia; where land is expensive and so are the grapes but I can tell you unequivocally, it is our people that are our most valued resource” says Oldfield, noting “the health and safety of all of our employees is one of our top priorities and we wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for the hard work and dedication they show every single day.”
Earning Canada’s Safest Employers Award today marks another important milestone for the winery and their aim to make a difference in the work place through putting people first. Sandra’s hope is that Tinhorn Creek being recognized in this way will spur other wineries to think about their safety programs and make changes that benefit employees in the industry.
CEO & President Sandra Oldfield, alongside winners in the other nine categories, has accepted Canada’s Safest Employers Award on behalf of the entire Tinhorn Creek Vineyards team last night at a gala event in Toronto at the Arcadian Court.
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About Tinhorn Creek Vineyards
Established in 1993, Tinhorn Creek Vineyards is located just south of Oliver B.C. in the famed Golden Mile Bench sub-appellation. As a leading winery destination evoking classic southern Okanagan terroir, Tinhorn Creek proudly offers a selection of estate grown wines. The first winery in Canada to support carbon neutral measures, Tinhorn Creek continues their commitment to land stewardship, conservation and environmentally sustainable practices. Family owned and operated, Tinhorn Creek offers an unrivalled visitor experience, wines that rank among the best in the world, and the award-winning Miradoro Restaurant.
For more information about Tinhorn Creek Vineyards, call 1.888.484.6467 or visit their website at www.tinhorn.com.
About Canada’s Safest Employers Award
Launched in 2011, Canada’s Safest Employers Awards boasts 10 industry-specific categories, ranging from hospitality to mining and natural resources. Companies are judged on a wide range of occupational health and safety elements, including employee training, OHS management systems, incident investigation, emergency preparedness and innovative health and safety initiatives. The winners are recognized every year at a gala event in Toronto in October, and will be announced on www.cos-mag.com the day after the awards gala, as well as profiled in the October/November issue of Canadian Occupational Safety.