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Three local companies win workplace awards

'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'
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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.

Each year, Workplace Safety North (WSN) recognizes Ontario workplaces with a strong safety culture.

This year features three North Bay companies, Redpath and Nordic Minesteel Technologies Inc. and Cementation.

“The award winners are positive role models and deserve special recognition,” says Paul Andre, WSN Acting President. “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.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.

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.

Earlier this year, 25 companies received a Workplace Excellence Award, recognizing workplace excellence in health and safety.

Workplace Excellence Award Winners:

J. S. Redpath Limited, North Bay

Nordic Minesteel Technologies Inc., North Bay

Cementation Canada Inc., North Bay, 

ACCO Brands Canada Inc., Mississauga
Alamos Gold Young-Davidson Mine, Matachewan
Alex MacIntyre and Associates Limited, Kirkland Lake
Brinkman & Associates Reforestation Ltd., New Westminster
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
Kidd Operations - A Glencore Company, Timmins
Kirkland Lake Gold Inc., Kirkland Lake
Lac Des Iles Mine Ltd., Thunder 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

Northern Ontario Business (non-WSN sector): Nordic Minesteel Technologies Inc., North Bay

Forestry sector and small business sector: Fleming’s Trucking and Logging Inc., Hilton Beach
Paper, printing and converting sector: WestRock Company of Canada Inc., Toronto
Mining sector: DMC Mining Services, Vaughan

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.




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