Each year, Workplace Safety North (WSN) recognizes Ontario workplaces with a strong safety culture.
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,” said Paul Andre, WSN acting president and CEO. “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,” said 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. The winners of the President's Award are:
•Fleming’s Trucking and Logging Inc., Hilton Beach (Forestry sector and small business sector)
• WestRock Company of Canada Inc., Guelph (Paper, printing and converting sector)
•DMC Mining Services, Vaughan (Mining sector)
•Nordic Minesteel Technologies Inc., North Bay (Northern Ontario Business (non-WSN sector)
“Congratulations to all winners for your commitment to workplace health and safety,” said Andre. “I’m honoured to recognize your dedication to workers’ well-being, and to creating and maintaining healthy and safe workplaces – well done.”
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.