Carson's Energy employees Dennis McIndoe and Trevor Hagerman presented a cheque for $5,000 to representatives of the Glenavon Lions Club Melissa Balogh and Skeeter Haus.

Safety in the oilfield is important to Cenovus Energy, which is why they held their third annual Safety Recognition Awards this week in Weyburn.

Four local contractors that work on Cenovus's Weyburn Field were honoured - Carson's Energy, D & R Consulting, Precision Drilling and Weatherford Canada each came away with a plaque and a cheque for $5,000 to give to a charity of their choice.

Brad Small, vice-president of the Saskatchewan Business Unit for Cenovus, attended the award ceremony and luncheon in Weyburn.

"Something that is really important to us is that our work is never so urgent that we can't take the time to do it safely - we live and breath that every day on our work sites and the four companies that we recognized here adopt the same culture," says Small. "So we're very proud of that. So it's very important for us to recognize their efforts by presenting them with a plaque of distinction around safety and their safety performance for 2011."

During the event on Monday, Darcy Cretin, operations superintendent for Cenovus's Weyburn Field, said that there were 10 injuries suffered last year on the Weyburn Field where "someone went to the hospital and didn't come back to work the next day."

D & R Consulting employees Tyler Rude, Larry Istace and Conrad Ryan presented a cheque for $5,000 to representative of Hospitals of Regina Mosaic Heart Centre Nora Yeates.

Precision Drilling employees Henry Krowicki, Shaun Robstad, and B. Zackrisson presented a cheque for $5,000 to Family Place representatives Shelby Hoium and Dawn Gutzke.

Weatherford Canada employees Dave Reed and Wade Ashworth presented a cheque for $5,000 to representatives of the Weyburn & District Hospital Foundation Bernice Erickson and Kim Thorson.

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