Canada’s Airports Launch Safety Week

October 2, 2017
News release

KELOWNA - Today Kelowna International Airport (YLW), along with 29 airports across Canada, have kicked off Canadian Airports Safety Week, an airport-led initiative to promote healthy and safe work practices among airport employees. All airport staff, whether they are working in the terminal building or on the airfield, will be encouraged to take part in themed discussions and events throughout the week.

“At YLW, every team member makes it his or her priority to ensure the airport remains safe, secure and operational, said Sam Samaddar, Airport Director. “Safety Week is a great opportunity to refresh our skills and remember that safety should always come first.”

Canadian Airports Safety Week, which is occurring between October 2nd and October 6th, will have a different theme each day. They are as follows:

Day 1 - Monday, October 2nd, 2017: Worker Safety
Day 2 - Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017: Airside Safety
Day 3 - Wednesday, October 4th, 2017: Security Safety
Day 4 - Thursday, October 5th, 2017: Hazard Reporting & Environmental Safety
Day 5 - Friday, October 6th, 2017: Foreign Object Debris (FOD) Free Friday

YLW will be hosting a variety of talks throughout the week to promote day safety messages to the airport community. It will also be hosting a Foreign Object Debris (FOD) Walk and Barbecue on Friday, October 6th, which will be open to the media.

For more information on YLW’s Safety Week visit ylw.kelowna.ca .

About Canadian Airports Safety Week 
Canadian Airports Safety Week is an airport-led initiative that promotes healthy and safe work practices among airport employees. Twenty-nine airports are actively taking part this year, which is being led by the Canadian Airports Council (CAC). Canadian Airports Safety Week was first launched in 2015 by the Greater Toronto Airports Authority, with 24 participating airports.