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Online Orientation Program Nets Health & Safety Award

March 20, 2012

Back Row (L to R): David Clarke, Michael Farris, Daryl Nielsen, Jason McMaster, Matt Miles, Christopher Bryan; Front Row (L to R):Pat Wherrett, Nancy Alexander, Faye Bychuk (holding award), Chris Kwasniowski, Jo-Anne Spencer, Mike Arsenault

Red River College’s Online Safety and Health Orientation program has earned an Excellence in Leadership Award from the Human Resource Management Association of Manitoba (HRMAM).

The College received the Organizational Health & Safety Award at the HRMAM’s 10th Annual Excellence in Leadership Awards Gala, held March 14, 2012, at the Victoria Inn. A number of RRC departments were involved in the creation and implementation of the online orientation program, including the Teaching Learning Technology Centre (TLTC), I.T. Solutions, Environmental Health and Safety Services, and Human Resources.

“Through an innovative training application of an ‘Online Safety and Health Orientation’ — which was deemed essential/required learning — new and existing employees are provided with important baseline safety information that helps them carry out their duties and responsibilities,” says Nancy Alexander, Vice-President, Human Resource Services & Sustainability at RRC.

“The program was launched in December 2009, and over 80% of permanent employees have completed the training, with all new employees completing within their first 10 days of employment.”

The HRMAM represents more than 1,100 diverse human resources and business professionals throughout Manitoba. Click here for more info.