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Miranda McCarthy, OHS, NCSO
Health, Safety & Environmental Leader – Mining
Cummins Inc., Alberta, Canada

Keyin College would like to congratulate Marystown OHS graduate, Miranda McCarthy, on her tremendous achievement as the 2020 National Safety Council Rising Star for Canada!

For the second year in a row, Miranda was the only Canadian recipient acknowledged for her hard work and dedication to health and safety in the workplace.

Several months ago, Cummins Inc. nominated Miranda for this coveted award, which recognizes up-and-coming safety professionals across the globe who have excelled in their roles at promoting health and safety, while demonstrating exemplary leadership in the performance of their duties.

“Miranda led an ergonomics improvement project at the Cummins Fort McMurray mining operations. She collaborated with site leadership and frontline field technicians to develop a tool that reduces ergonomic strain for technicians who must remove the cylinder heads from a Cummins QSK78 engine during repairs.

The team designed a prototype, obtained engineering approval and manufactured a tool that would help the technician affix the tool to a lifting device to enable the cylinder head to be safely removed from the engine. The result was a 74% improvement in the ergonomic risk score for staff during this routine task.”

In addition to this prestigious award, Miranda was invited to attend the NSC Green Cross for Safety virtual event, hosted by entrepreneur and Shark Tank star Robert Herjavec and co-host of NBC Chicago’s “Chicago Today” Cortney Hall. Once it’s safe to travel, Miranda has also been invited to attend the 2020 NSC Congress and Expo in Houston, Texas.

Once again, congratulations Miranda from all Keyin College faculty and staff across the province!!

National Safety Council’s Rising Stars of Safety, Class of 2020 | October 2020| Safety + Health Magazine