Don’t miss your chance to nominate a deserving individual for one of the following awards:
The Ken Hellawell Transportation Safety Award:
Ken Hellawell was a true ambassador in the Canadian trucking community. He was a pillar and a pioneer of promoting truck safety. Back in 1964 a small group of safety managers and stakeholders met to form the genesis of the Transportation Safety Association and the Fleet Safety Council that carries on to this day. Ken enjoyed a storied career as a commercial vehicle operator, driver trainer and successful truck safety consultant. He was an innovator with respect to transportation development and was a fixture in truck driving championships as competitor, sponsor, and president of the championships.
Ken was passionate about truck safety, worked with numerous carriers and was mentor to countless drivers, driver trainers and safety managers on whom all, he left an everlasting impact with respect to transportation safety.
The Ken Hellawell Transportation Safety Award was established to recognize contributions made by an individual or group that is active or retired from the Ontario Transportation industry and exhibits extraordinary leadership, initiative, creativity, and innovation towards the advancement of health and safety. The Ken Hellawell Transportation Safety Award is presented annually to a qualified individual or group who have diligently served the cause of transportation health and safety through services, contributions, inventions, procedures, or in any manner considered by the judging committee as being worthy of recognition.
Maria (Filice) Mason Award of Excellence:
Maria (Filice) Mason started her career in the construction sector as a residential framer. She became passionate about occupational health and safety and devoted her career to preventing workplace injuries and fatalities. She obtained her Construction Health and Safety Officer (CHSO) certificate, Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) designation, and completed the Occupational Health and Safety Program at Metropolitan Toronto University (formerly Ryerson).
Maria contributed to the prevention of injuries and illnesses in various sectors through her own health and safety consulting firm, and would return to and help grow the family construction business. Despite significant health issues from a young age and the demands of raising a family, Maria remained passionately committed to occupational health and safety throughout her life. In January of 2022, at the age of 46, she passed away to cancer.
The Maria (Filice) Mason Memorial Award of Excellence is presented annually to a woman for outstanding contribution and dedication to occupational health and safety in the construction, electrical utility, or transportation sectors. The recipient of the Maria (Filice) Mason Award of Excellence will have demonstrated a passionate commitment to the prevention of workplace injuries and fatalities and exemplified the spirit of courage and passion throughout their career.