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Rio Tinto “Stop and Seek Help” program enhances safety and community support

Members of Kitimat Search and Rescue receive a $3,580 cheque from Rio Tinto BC Works, through the “Stop and Seek Help” program, which raised a total of $15,360 for local organizations. Contributed photo

Rio Tinto BC Works has recently concluded its annual “Stop and Seek Help” program, an initiative that recognizes and promotes safety-conscious behaviour among its operations employees.

The program encourages workers to pause and seek assistance whenever they encounter unsafe conditions or uncertainties during tasks.

“We’re proud of the dedication our team has shown towards safety through our Stop and Seek Help program. Their proactive approach not only fosters a safer work environment but also enables us to make a meaningful impact in the communities where we operate,” said Brynjar Hallmannsson, business partner of health, safety, and environment.

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Employees demonstrating proactive safety behaviour receive Stop and Seek Help coins as recognition. These coins, each with a donation value of $10, can either be kept or donated to one of five non-profit organizations chosen by the employees.

Throughout April, BC Works employees collaborated with local non-profits to donate the proceeds from the 2023 program. A total of $15,360 was donated to several area organisations, including Kitimat Ground Search and Rescue, Northern Lights Wildlife Shelter, Tamitik Status of Women, Kitimat Minor Hockey – Winterhawks, and Dance Kitimat.

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