With a detailed health and safety plan that applies to everyone who enters their shop, and a very good track record when it comes to employee health and safety. Weyburn’s R.P. Automotive won the Mission: Zero Award for small employers last week. The award is presented by Worksafe Saskatchewan.

Rodney Pickering is the owner of R.P. Automotive. He explained the process for the award from nomination to the final steps was a long one. It began with submitting their health and safety plan for the shop first. From there, a group was chosen to advance to the next round, and then the records were checked in terms of employee safety. Out of that group, the finalists were chosen.

“We were very excited, just being one of the three finalists in that category. We were very happy with that,” Pickering said about the process. “Then to win the award for the whole province, we were very excited.”

The award was presented to Pickering and his wife at the charter meeting for Worksafe Saskatchewan’s Mission: Zero programs in Saskatoon. R.P. Automotive signed the charter last year, one of 600 business across the province to do so.

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