Hatch hosts virtual annual client Working Together Safely Forum

A focus on health during the pandemic, travel safety, and a winning project!

December 16, 2020


Working Together safely 
2020 Working Together Safely.

Hatch hosted its third annual Working Together Safely Forum through a series of webinars in October, November, and December 2020. The forum brought together clients, partners, contractors, industry experts, and suppliers to share ideas around the forum’s three main focus areas: mental health resiliency in uncertain times; travel safety during the pandemic; and extending operations at Canada’s only alumina refinery beyond 2022 with zero recordable injuries.

The first webinar, led by Dr. Charles West, a consulting psychologist from Corporate Medical Advisors and Dr. Tarek Sardana, Hatch’s Chief Medical Officer spoke to mental health resiliency in uncertain times and answered a lot of questions around how we can best take care of and improve our mental well-being or help our colleagues during this unprecedented time.

The second webinar, travel safety during the pandemic, was hosted by Dwayne MacIntosh, Director Safety and Security, Toronto Pearson International Airport, who discussed Pearson’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its Healthy Airport Commitment to passengers and airport workers. Vito Mangialardi, Senior Manager, Business Continuity Management for Metrolinx, co-hosted the event and focused his session on an overview of the controls and initiatives that have been implemented to reduce and prevent infection within the workplace and on public transit since the start of the pandemic.

In the third webinar about extending operations at Canada’s only alumina refinery beyond 2022 with zero recordable injuries, we heard from Tony Wieczorek, Manager Project Delivery SCS, Sustaining Capital, Rio Tinto and Michel Bouchard, Construction Director, Hatch. Together they delivered a presentation on the Vaudreuil project that was a testimony of a great positive human experience. They shared the journey of how through an integrated team approach and a demonstrated high level of leadership in safety, the project resulted in 500,000 manhours of injury-free work. They did this by putting people at the center of all decisions with a constant focus on the impact of positive behavior.

Hatch began the Working Together Safely Forum as a way to share experiences within our industries with our clients and partners so that we can make our work environments safer while pursuing excellence and advancement, together. Health and safety is a core value at Hatch, and a key part of the company’s Manifesto.

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