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Just wanted to say that Mark, Michael and Stuart from FMI and Trevor from PWC did an excellent job engaging the classroom in discussion each day, and had a great program format for teaching. The information they brought forward was extremely useful now as I'm sure it will be throughout my career. This was only my 2nd IMPACT course that I have attended, I would like to commend IMPACT on organizing these events for Ironworkers and contractors alike, IMPACT always put on an amazing program, and does a very good job at making these events comfortable and welcoming to attend. I plan to attend more IMPACT events as the information is always very useful and IMPACT does a great job of finding the right instructors for the occasion. I would like to thank everyone at IMPACT for the work they do to set these events up and providing the opportunity to attend these courses.

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Jacob Wicks
Chief Estimator
JCT Metals Inc.

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Construction Owners Association of Alberta Honors Waiward Steel for Commitment to Safety

05/22/2017

Washington, May 22, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --  

Waiward Steel LP, a leading steel fabrication and industrial construction firm in Edmonton and Iron Workers (IW) contractor, was recognized for its commitment to safety and workforce competency at the Construction Owners Association of Alberta’s (COAA) Best Practices Conference in Edmonton on May 9th. COAA 2017 Safety Leadership Award was presented to Waiward Steel’s Chief Operations Officer Jim Kanerva in recognition of his contribution to the success of MODOS competency program – the main contributing factor to Waiward’s recent monumental achievement of over 4 million work hours free of lost time incidents. The COAA conference honors outstanding contributions and accomplishments in several construction industry related roles and responsibilities every year.

“It’s a career honor to be recognized by our customers and peers on something so important,” said Jim Kanerva. “It is a team award for Waiward Steel, my colleagues and our ironworkers because the success of MODOS wouldn’t be possible without them”.

Waiward believes in the professional development of its workers and tracking competency to ensure that they are the most efficient, safe and capable workers in the industry. MODOS is a real-time tracking system that matches workers with tasks and performance plans, identifying their strengths and areas for improvement – all of which lead to a safer and more profitable workplace. It positions ironworkers in suitable positions to reach their true potential, whether it’s an apprentice or a journeyman.

Since implementation of MODOS in 2013, Waiward saw a significant improvement in its safety record and worker competency – more than 800 percent decrease in the number of lost time claims over historical averages. Waiward is now at 4.6 million hours free of lost time claims.

“We wanted to go beyond the rules,” said President of Waiward Steel Terry Degner. “When binders full of rules and regulations didn’t help prevent injuries, it was obvious that it took more than just following the rules to achieve millions of work hours without an incident and maintain a higher level of productivity.”

Waiward Steel has raised the bar high with its MODOS competency program and safety records. It has set an example and a standard for the Canadian construction industry to follow.

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