Ontario Construction News staff writer
The Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) has awarded its annual Impact Safety Award to Andrew Stone of D’Orazio Infrastructure Group in Oakville.
The authority says in its award citation that Stone was injured on the job early in his career while working as a carpenter. This experience ignited a lifelong passion for workplace safety advocacy.
“Now responsible for more than 70 employees as health, safety and environmental manager at D’Orazio Infrastructure Group, he ensures the safety of his company and the greater community,” the TSSA says.
In addition to serving with several industry associations, he is a board member of the Ontario Regional Common Ground Alliance (ORCGA), where he is playing an instrumental role in developing a provincial plan to improve safety education and training for excavators when working around buried infrastructure.
“Andrew Stone is a dedicated safety advocate,” says John Marshall, TSSA’s director of fuels safety. “His commitment to education and innovation is an excellent example of the type of leadership we are proud to highlight with our annual Impact Safety Award.”
Meanwhile, Ottawa-based W.O. Stinson & Son Ltd. also received a TSSA Impact Safety Award. The company has served residential and commercial customers in eastern Ontario and western Quebec as a fuel and lubricant distributor for more than 80 years.