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A Saint-Hubert company honored for its innovation in health and safety –

By Katherine Harvey-Pinard

The Saint-Hubert company Vitro-services was crowned bronze winner in the Innovation – Small and medium-sized enterprises category at the 15th CNESST National Grand Prix for Occupational Health and Safety Gala, presented virtually on October 30.

Wishing to eliminate the use of ladders and stepladders when cleaning windows, Vitro-services transformed its vehicles into a unit / performance by equipping them with a water tank, two hydrotube systems, a water pump. water, electric hose reels and lightweight carbon fiber telescopic poles.

“The workers now provide quality cleaning while having both feet on the ground. The risk of falling is thus greatly reduced ”, mentions the CNESST.

A Candiac worker also rewarded

For his part, the president of the Cascades Tissue Group union in Candiac, Robert Deshaies, received the Leader award in occupational health and safety. In office for 20 years, he participates in several committees and sub-committees, which “allowed him to acquire a strong credibility with his peers and his managers”, indicates the Prevention-Inspection – Center-South Department of the CNESST. via press release.

“On a daily basis, Mr. Deshaies prioritizes the management of occupational health and safety by being convinced that the training of new employees and teamwork are the keys to success,” he adds.

Held across the province, the CNESST National Gala aims to honor companies, public bodies and educational institutions that innovate in the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases.