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Eurocopter Canada recognized by Minister of Labour

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The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Federal Minister of Labour, visited Eurocopter Canada’s Fort Erie facility this week to recognize the company’s ongoing commitment to health and safety.


April 8, 2009
By Corrie


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Minister Ambrose toured Eurocopter’s Fort Erie facility Monday
afternoon and spoke about the importance of health and safety in the
workplace.


April 8, 2009, Fort Erie, Ont. – The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Federal Minister of Labour, visited Eurocopter Canada’s Fort Erie facility this week to recognize the helicopter company’s ongoing commitment to uphold high standards of health and safety.

Minister Ambrose toured Eurocopter’s Fort Erie facility Monday afternoon and spoke about the importance of health and safety in the workplace.

“Eurocopter Canada has worked diligently to implement a number of safety-conscious programs and have seen the results,” said Marie-Agnès Vève, president and CEO of Eurocopter Canada. “So, we are delighted to have our efforts and achievements recognized by Minister Ambrose.”

This year, Eurocopter Canada launched its 2009 Health and Safety program with a long-term vision to become a leader in safety and accident prevention within the Canadian helicopter industry. Among its 2009 goals, Eurocopter Canada aims to have zero lost-time injuries by providing guidance and training to supervisory employees, better enforcement of safety policies and taking part in the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board’s (WSIB) Safety Groups program.

The Eurocopter Canada Management team and the 240 employees are fully committed to working together to create a safe work place environment.  With 200 people employed in skill based jobs, a strong commitment to safety is essential.

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Marie-Agnès Vève, president and CEO of Eurocopter Canada (left)  with The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Federal Minister of Labour.

“All of our employees have made a personal commitment to health and safety, both for themselves and those around them,” added Vève. “They truly are the cornerstone of our health and safety success, which has also allowed us to realize greater efficiencies and give us a competitive advantage in our market.”

Beyond its internal systems, Eurocopter Canada has established a working relationship with the Greater Toronto Airports Authority Fire Department to train their Aircraft Incident Response team. This team would work in conjunction with the Town of Fort Erie Fire Department to respond to Eurocopter aircraft incidents in the area. The company is also working closely with the Federal Labour Program and the other expert organizations to maintain high standards of safety throughout its facilities.
 
 

About Eurocopter Canada
 
Eurocopter Canada Limited (www.eurocopter.ca) is a subsidiary of Eurocopter. Eurocopter Canada – based in Fort Erie, Ontario – has a customer support network that spans the entire country. Established in 1992, the Franco-German-Spanish Eurocopter Group is a Division of EADS, a world leader in aerospace, defense and related services. The Eurocopter Group employs approximately 14,000 people. In 2007, Eurocopter confirmed its position as the world’s number one helicopter manufacturer in the civil and Para public market, with a turnover exceeding 4 billion euros, orders for 802 new helicopters, and a 53 percent market share in the civil and Para public sectors. Overall, the group’s products account for 30 per cent of the total world helicopter fleet. Its strong worldwide presence is ensured by its 17 subsidiaries on five continents, along with a dense network of distributors, certified agents and maintenance centers. More than 10,000 Eurocopter helicopters are currently in service with over 2,800 customers in 140 countries. Eurocopter offers the largest range of commercial and military helicopters in the world.


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