Reynold Hert

Reynold Hert

Burns Lake safety manager nabs forest safety award

Posselt demonstrates that safety is not only the right thing to do, but good for business.

Angelika Posselt, Occupational Health and Safety Manager with Tahtsa Timber Ltd. in Burns Lake, received the 2015 Forest Safety MVP Award for her contributions to forest safety.

She was presented with the award by Reynold Hert, CEO of the B.C. Forest Safety Council, on Oct. 3, 2015, during the tenth annual Vancouver Island Safety Conference.

Posselt has dedicated her career to safety since 2005 and is considered by her co-workers as a “champion of safety” and the driving force behind the safety programs at both Tahtsa Timber and Klaus Posselt Logging.

Posselt demonstrates that safety is not only the right thing to do, but good for business. Her efforts in establishing and maintaining safety and training programs resulted in a 98.9 percent reduction in claims costs over a four-year period, starting in 2012. In addition, she has been actively involved at the industry level in the revision of the SAFE companies audit program, helping shape valuable updates based on her insight and operational experience.