Launched in 2011, Canada's Safest Employers awards is brought to you by Canadian Occupational Safety magazine, a Thomson Reuters business. The awards recognize companies from all across Canada with outstanding accomplishments in promoting the health and safety of their workers. The awards boasts 10 industry-specific categories, ranging from hospitality to mining and natural resources. Companies are judged on a wide range of occupational health and safety elements, including employee training, OHS management systems, incident investigation, emergency preparedness and innovative health and safety initiatives. The awards portfolio also includes a Wellness Award, Psychological Safety Award, Young Worker Safety Award and the top prize of them all, Canada's Best Health + Safety Culture Award.

The nomination process runs from early February to June 1 annually. Award categories:

•Building and Construction
•Health Care
•Mining and Natural Resources (includes fish and forestry)
•Transportation (land, sea and air)
•Chemistry (includes manufacturers, distributors and wholesalers)
•Manufacturing
•Oil and Gas
•Public Sector / Non-profit
•Services (includes service-dominated businesses, retail, distribution and hospitality)
•Utilities and Electrical

Special awards:
•Wellness
•Psychological Safety
•Young Worker Safety 
•Canada's Best Health + Safety Culture Award (The top award of them all!)