Workplace health and safety award winners announced

Monday, October 22, 2018

Ontario companies recognized by Workplace Safety North

Wellington Produce Packaging representative accepts President's Award for health and safety excellence
Workplace Safety North President’s Award winner for Ontario paper, printing, and converting sector, and small business sector: Wellington Produce Packaging, Mount Forest; Ken Hincks (holding awards) of with WSN staff, left to right: Tom Welton, Paul Andre, and Thom Foster.

Each year, Workplace Safety North (WSN), the provincial health and safety association for mining, forestry, and paper, printing, and converting sectors, recognizes Ontario workplaces with a strong safety culture.

“The President’s Award is our highest provincial health and safety honour, and recognizes exceptional commitment to the prevention of illness and injury, and to continuous improvement in occupational health and safety,” says Paul Andre, WSN President and Chief Executive Officer.

“When organizations make the health and safety of its workers top priority, they show employees, customers, and the community in general, that their values are in the right place. And people want to do business with, and work for, companies with that kind of integrity,” says Andre.

“Congratulations to all winners for your dedication to health and safety. Workplace Safety North is honoured to recognize the time and effort that goes into ensuring workers’ well-being, and creating and maintaining a healthy and safe workplace – well done!”

President’s Award winners for health and safety excellence

Paper, Printing, and Converting sector and Small Business sector: Wellington Produce Packaging, Mount Forest

Mining sector: DeBeers Group of Companies, Victor Mine, James Bay Lowlands 90 km west of Attawapiskat

Forestry sector: Brinkman and Associates Reforestation Ltd., Thunder Bay

Northern Ontario Business: Alex MacIntyre and Associates, Kirkland Lake

DeBeers mining representatives accepting President's Award for health and safety excellentce
Workplace Safety North President’s Award winner for Ontario mining sector: DeBeers Group of Companies - Victor Mine, northern Ontario 90 km west of Attawapiskat; left to right: Michael Jordan (DeBeers), Sam Barbuto (WSN), Alistair Skinner (DeBeers), and Paul Andre (WSN).
Brinkman forestry rep accepting President's Award for health and safety excellentce

Workplace Safety North President’s Award winner for Ontario forestry sector: Brinkman and Associates Reforestation, Thunder Bay; Judi Tetro (holding award) with WSN staff, left to right: Chris Serratore and Paul Andre.

MacIntyre representatives accepting President's Award for health and safety excellentce
Workplace Safety North President’s Award winner for Northern Ontario Business: Alex MacIntyre and Associates, Kirkland Lake; left to right: Paul Andre and Mike Parent from WSN present award to Glenn Whyte, James McDougall, and Jamie Mortson of MacIntyre and Associates.

Workplace Excellence Award winners

Earlier this year, 24 companies received a Workplace Excellence Award, recognizing workplace excellence in health and safety. In order to qualify for a Workplace Excellence award, companies must complete an assessment of current health and safety programs, note areas for improvement, and develop an action plan to improve their safety performance. 

All 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 September in North Bay.

Alamos Gold Inc. - Young-Davidson Mine, Matachewan      

Alex MacIntyre and Associates, Kirkland Lake

Brinkman and Associates Reforestation, Thunder Bay

Cementation Canada, North Bay

DeBeers Group of Companies - Victor Mine, James Bay Lowlands 90 km west of Attawapiskat

DMC Mining Services, Vaughan

Domtar, Dryden

Dumas Contracting, Timmins

Fleming’s Trucking and Logging, Hilton Beach

Glencore - Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations, Falconbridge 

Goldcorp - Porcupine Gold Mines, South Porcupine

Goldcorp - Red Lake Gold Mines, Balmertown               

KGHM - Sudbury Operations, Sudbury

Kidd Operations - Glencore Canada, Timmins       

Kirkland Lake Gold Macassa Mine, Kirkland Lake                        

Lac des Iles Mine, Thunder Bay

Nordic Minesteel Technologies, North Bay

Redpath Canada, North Bay

Resolute Forest Products, Thunder Bay Mill Operations

SCR Mining and Tunnelling L.P., Val Caron

Tahoe Canada - Lake Shore Gold Corp, Timmins          

Technica Mining, Lively

Wallbridge Mining Company, Lively 

Wellington Produce Packaging, Mount Forest

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: https://www.workplacesafetynorth.ca/consulting/workplace-excellence-awards-program

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Workplace Excellence Awards information sheet

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