"It’s my job to make sure that employees have the proper work uniform and that they have the best personal protective equipment to let them work effectively and safely at Toronto Pearson.
I take care of approximately 1,000 employees here at the airport. There is so much that you need to know in uniforms. I’m always researching the latest innovations so that employees have safer, more functional or more comfortable uniforms. It’s either -30 degrees outside in the winter or it’s over 30 degrees in the summer and our staff needs the best uniforms to work in those conditions.
The most important thing is to listen to employees. On one occasion, I received complaints about not being able to wear shorts during hot weather. This wouldn’t be allowed by safety regulations, so I had to find a solution. I found a cutting-edge design of workpants that included a removable zipper panel with a mesh underlayer to keep workers cool while providing protection. Health and safety approved it, management gave its blessing and to this day those pants are still available here for our staff.
It’s one of my proudest moments.”
- Jaclyn, Administrator, Uniforms #PeopleofPearson