Trans Mountain is committed to providing a safe and productive workplace for both our employees and contractors. Together, we uphold our values of safety, integrity, respect and excellence.

To recognize our top-performing operations contractors who prioritized a commitment to safety, we recently launched the Trans Mountain Operational Safety Recognition program and held an awards banquet for contractors in Calgary, Alberta.

Paul Huddleston, Vice President Engineering and Operations, Trans Mountain, presented the inaugural awards to Backwoods Energy Services, JVC Group and Ogilvie Mtn Holdings.

Best Innovation in Safety PracticesBackwoods Energy Services

Paul Huddleston (left) with Chelsea Stepien and Michael Heck of Backwoods Energy Services

Backwoods Energy Services is an Indigenous-owned business in Alberta that provides construction services. The company received this award for implementing a cloud-based e-compliance safety system in its workforce and for making key enhancements to reduce incidents through its Safe Driving and Subcontractor Management programs.

Most Improved Safety PerformanceJVC Group Ltd.

Paul Huddleston (left) with David King, Joe Verbeek of JVC Group Ltd.

Joe Verbeek Contracting Ltd. (JVC Group) is based in Sherwood Park, AB and specializes in maintenance, shutdown, construction and excavation services. JVC received this award for reducing its Total Recordable Frequency rate over a three-year period to zero. It also achieved a perfect score on the written component of the ISNetworld Health & Safety program.

Best Overall Safety PerformanceOgilvie Mtn Holdings LP

Paul Huddleston (left) with Paige Wyka and Chad Henderson of Ogilvie Mtn Holdings

Ogilvie Mtn Holdings LP (OMH), based in Hope, BC, offers pipeline maintenance, forestry, civil excavation and road building services. The company won this award for demonstrating exceptional commitment to safety through strong engagement across all levels of its organization, effective program evaluation, improvement strategies and evidence of successful injury prevention efforts.

OMH worked a total of 54,414 exposure hours in 2021 and achieved zero recordable injuries. Additionally, company personnel travelled a total of 641,650 kilometres with zero motor vehicle incidents.