Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Steve Thomson, Vice-President of WorkSafeBC Donna Wilson, and BC Forest Safety Council CEO Peter Lineen, present Sig Kemmler, Co-Founder, President and General Manager of Alternative Forest Operations Ltd. with the Cary White Memorial award for his leadership and commitment to ensuring safety in B.C.'s forest industry.
The Cary White Memorial award was created in honour of one of the BC Forest Safety Council’s first Safety Advocates, who passed away in 2008. With more than 30 years experience in the forest industry - including 23 years with WorkSafeBC (WCB), Cary was an individual often described as someone who had forestry and the safety of workers in his blood. The selection criteria for the Cary White Memorial Award for Lifetime Achievement includes:
- A long career in forestry safety
- Proven commitment to safety culture
- An established trainer / mentor / communicator