Workplace Excellence Awards Program

Recognizing excellence in workplace health and safety

Workplace Safety North Workplace Excellence AwardsThe Workplace Excellence Awards Program is available to all Workplace Safety North (WSN) member firms with predominant business activities in WSN rate groups.


The purpose of the program is two-fold. One, it allows a company to complete an easy-to-follow assessment of their current health and safety programs. Once completed, it will allow you to clearly see areas for improvement in your program, and develop an action plan to improve your safety performance.  The second purpose of the program is to offer recognition to firms actively engaged in improving their health and safety performance.


If you’ve scored 80 per cent or more on the self-assessment, you can submit your completed assessment to WSN in order to receive a plaque that can be displayed at your workplace. WSN will review the self-assessment and scores may be validated by an on-site visit from a WSN health and safety specialist.

Please Note: Companies must have zero traumatic fatalities in the year they wish to be recognized.

President’s Award

All submitted assessments will automatically be considered for the President’s Award. Scoring for the President’s Award is based on the results of the self-assessment in combination with statistical performance of the past two calendar years.  The top scoring firm in forestry, mining, paper, printing and converting and small business will be presented with the President’s Award at WSN’s Annual General Meeting in September.

Submission Dates

Submissions can be made at any time throughout the calendar year. For companies that would like to be recognized with a plaque at the Mining Health and Safety conference held in April or the Lakehead Regional Safety Council spring awards banquet, the deadline for submission is March 15. To be considered for the President’s Award, companies must submit their assessment by June 1.

For more Information


Judi Norman, 1.888.730.7821 x231