Canadian airports kick off Safety Week

June 17, 2019
News release

Today, Kelowna International Airport (YLW), along with 29 airports across Canada, kicked off Canadian Airports Safety Week, an airport-led initiative to promote healthy and safe work practices among airport employees.

From June 17-21, all airport staff, whether they are working in the terminal building or on the airfield, will have the opportunity to take part in safety-themed activities and events throughout the week.

“Working at the airport isn’t something we take lightly,” said Sam Samaddar, Airport Director. “Every team member makes it his or her priority to ensure the airport remains safe, secure and operational. We value our employees and it’s important that they return home safely at the end of every shift.”

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.

Canadian Airports Safety Week focuses on a key safety theme each day:

Day 1 - Monday, June 17: Security Safety

Day 2 - Tuesday, June 18: Airside Safety

Day 3 - Wednesday, June 19: Hazard Reporting and Environmental Safety

Day 4 - Thursday, June 20: Worker Safety

Day 5 - Friday, June 21: Foreign Object Debris (FOD) Free Friday