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About Tina Thompson... It was in 2006 when the idea for biohazard deterrents for manholes began to take form for Tina, with patent applications for early designs being filed at the beginning of 2007. It has been an exciting journey
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MUG Solutions WINS BC CSSE AWARD IN BC CSSE 2008 Achievement Recognition Awards Program
October 22, 2008 – Tina Thompson of MUG Solutions won the BC CSSE award for Outstanding Achievement by a Safety Professional.

The BC CSSE Achievement Recognition Awards are presented annually to individuals, organizations and groups who have demonstrated outstanding commitment and effort to the Occupational Health and Safety field. A committee of individuals who meet established criteria, which includes OH&S activities, judge qualified nominations.

BC CSSE awards were handed out at the CSSE and NAOSHWeek Safety Forum and Awards Luncheon at Newlands Golf and Country Club for categories including Individual and Organizational Safety Professional, Specialty Awards for Programs for Young/New Workers and Special Safety Projects.

I began MUG Solutions with the sole intent to keep underground utility workers safe. For my company to be recognized by Health and Safety professionals with the BC CSSE award for Outstanding Achievement by a Safety Professional is a tremendous validation for all of the work involved in developing a new safety product. I am honoured to receive this award.

Tina Thompson

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About MUG Solutions
We provide the ONLY solution that permanently stops people from depositing biohazard contaminants through manhole covers.