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Individual Safety Champion - Karla Hamilton
Karla Hamilton has been a driving force for safety at Ultra Electronics Maritime Systems. For nearly 30 years, she has continuously worked to improve the perception and commitment to safety by everyone in her company.
Her Supervisor said, “Karla has helped employees understand that they should wear safety glasses to protect their vision, not that they should wear them because it is a rule. She is the go-to person for safety on the floor and is a great asset.”
In 2010, Karla single-handedly lobbied the local union and the company on the benefits of an AED on the job site. Thanks to her persuasive urging, the AED was purchased.
Thanks to Karla’s efforts and the company-wide focus on working safely, time-loss incidents decreased by 75 per cent in 2010, compared to 2009 and medical aid incidents dropped 40 per cent.