Four Ontario companies recognized at WSN Annual General Meeting and Awards
Each year, Workplace Safety North (WSN) recognizes Ontario workplaces with a strong safety culture.
|Ontario forestry and small business sectors - Workplace Safety North (WSN) President's Award winner: Fleming's Trucking and Logging; left to right: Mike Lemay, WSN Health and Safety Specialist; Linda and Bryon Hall, Fleming's Trucking and Logging; and Paul Andre, WSN Acting President and CEO.|
The Workplace Excellence Awards shine a spotlight on the health and safety achievements of association member firms in mining, forestry, and paper, printing and converting businesses, as well as small businesses in northern Ontario with fewer than 50 employees. This year, WSN also introduced a new award category, Northern Ontario Business, for companies located in northern Ontario, regardless of industry sector.
“The award winners are positive role models and deserve special recognition,” says Paul Andre, WSN Acting President and Chief Executive Officer. “By making health and safety a priority in the workplace, it sends a message to employees, customers, and the community in general, that a company is proactive and a business leader.
“We’re proud to welcome returning winners, Fleming’s Trucking and Logging from the Sault Ste. Marie region, third-time winner of the President’s Award for ongoing excellence in health and safety in both the forestry and small business sectors,” says Andre.
All Workplace Excellence Award submissions are considered for the President’s Award, and scoring is based on self-assessment as well as statistical performance over the past two calendar years. Top scoring firms were officially presented with the President’s Award at the WSN annual general meeting on September 27 in North Bay.
“Congratulations to all winners for your commitment to workplace health and safety,” says Andre. “I’m honoured to recognize your dedication to workers’ well-being, and to creating and maintaining healthy and safe workplaces – well done!”
Earlier this year, 26 companies received a Workplace Excellence Award, recognizing workplace excellence in health and safety.
Workplace Excellence Award Winners
ACCO Brands Canada Inc., Mississauga
Alamos Gold Young-Davidson Mine, Matachewan
Alex MacIntyre and Associates Limited, Kirkland Lake
Brinkman & Associates Reforestation Ltd., New Westminster
Cementation Canada Inc., North Bay
DeBeers Group of Companies, Victor Mine, James Bay Lowlands
DMC Mining Services, Vaughan
Domtar Inc., Dryden
Fleming’s Trucking and Logging Inc., Hilton Beach
Glencore - Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations, Sudbury
Goldcorp, Porcupine Gold Mines, South Porcupine
Goldcorp, Red Lake Gold Mines, Balmertown
J. S. Redpath Limited, North Bay
Kidd Operations - A Glencore Company, Timmins
Kirkland Lake Gold Inc., Kirkland Lake
Lac Des Iles Mine Ltd., Thunder Bay
Nordic Minesteel Technologies Inc., North Bay
SCR Mining and Tunnelling L.P., Val Caron
Tahoe Resources Canada Lake Shore Gold, Timmins
Technica Mining, Lively
Tembec, Forest Resource Management, Northern Ontario, West, Hearst
Tembec, Forest Resource Management, Northern Ontario, West, Kapuskasing
Tembec, Forest Resource Management, Northern Ontario, West, Opasatika
Wallbridge Mining Company Limited, Lively
Wellington Wood Products Ltd., Mount Forest
WestRock Company of Canada Inc., Guelph
President’s Award Winners
Forestry sector and small business sector: Fleming’s Trucking and Logging Inc., Hilton Beach
Paper, printing and converting sector: WestRock Company of Canada Inc., Guelph
Mining sector: DMC Mining Services, Vaughan
Northern Ontario Business (non-WSN sector): Nordic Minesteel Technologies Inc., North Bay
The purpose of the Workplace Excellence (WE) Awards is twofold. First, companies complete an easy-to-follow assessment of their current health and safety programs, which enables them to identify areas for improvement and create an action plan. Second, the program provides external recognition to those companies actively engaged in improving health and safety performance.
For more information, please visit: workplacesafetynorth.ca/consulting/workplace-excellence-awards-program
|Ontario paper, printing, and converting sector WSN President's Award winner: WestRock Company of Canada; left to right: Thom Foster, WSN Health and Safety Specialist; Josh Slavin, WestRock; Paul Andre, WSN.|
|Ontario mining sector WSN President's Award winner: DMC Mining Services; left to right: Darren Tshanz and Andrew Goodey, DMC; Paul Andre, WSN.|
|Northern Ontario Business WSN President's Award winner: Nordic Minesteel Technologies; left to right: Ron Elliott, President; Tracy Fleury, OHS-ISO Coordinator; Paul Andre, WSN.|