Wesgar recognized for Occupational Safety Standard of Excellence (OSSE)

Wesgar is proud to announce it has attained a certificate of recognition (COR) for Occupational Health and Safety awarded through the Occupational Safety Standard of Excellence (OSSE) Protecting Workers, BC Manufacturing Safety Standard and certified by WorkSafeBC and Manufacturing Safety Alliance (MFSA) of BC.

“Achieving this recognition is an important milestone for Wesgar,” says Nash Kassam, CEO and President of Wesgar. “As Wesgar continues to experience a growth spurt that positions us at the forefront of the industry with innovative, leading-edge technology and manufacturing excellence, we remain committed to developing a safety culture for our employees, recognizing that technological advances and safety go hand-in-hand.”

The mechanism to achieve occupational health and safety recognition is stringent. Shortly after Wesgar’s application, MFSA conducted a GAP analysis using its audit tool. The outcome of the audit precipitated Wesgar ensuring its processes and systems met the high standards required by MFSA. then in the fall of 2022, an MFSA auditor returned and examined Wesgar’s health and safety program based on documentation, staff interviews, and on-site observations before awarding a certificate of recognition for OSSE.

“In support of our commitment, Wesgar has developed a half-day onboarding health and safety training program for all employees. And to ensure full comprehension, we have translated this training into multiple languages to cover team members from more than 28 ethnicities employed at Wesgar,” says Michael Wong, Health and Safety Administrator. “Additionally, we have implemented a continual improvement program with staff member safety champions paired up with new employees to ensure health and safety is top of mind for everyone at Wesgar.”

Wesgar is the fastest-growing one-stop-shop precision sheet metal fabricator and the largest fabricator of high-mix, low-volume (HMLV) complex products in Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest.

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About Wesgar

Wesgar is the fastest-growing one-stop-shop precision sheet metal fabricator and the largest producer of high-mix, variable-volume products in Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest.

From its world-class 100,000 square foot plant, located in Port Coquitlam, more than 200 fabrication specialists, engineers, metal technologists, and quality control professionals operate round-the-clock as a cohesive team to expertly manage the reliable delivery of thousands of quality components and assemblies—crafted in light gauge steel, aluminum, stainless steel, and copper.

Specialists in serving a growing range of industries, including energy storage and backup power systems, power distribution, telecommunications, commercial electronics, medical, OEMs, and more, Wesgar customers value its wide range of innovative services tailored to mitigate supply chain disruptions and deliver exceptional quality, precision, operational innovation, unbeatable value, and personalized service.

Wesgar specializes in the delivery of unrivalled responsiveness, collaborative engineering, and a flexible approach to ensuring components and assemblies arrive precisely when needed.