Workplace Safety Recognized for Northern Businesses

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Workplace Safety North Awards Shuniah Forest Products
Workplace Safety North Awards Shuniah Forest Products

Workplace Safety North Awards Shuniah Forest Products
Workplace Safety North Awards Shuniah Forest Products

Shuniah Forest Products Recognized for Workplace Safety

NORTH BAY – BUSINESS — As Ontario’s occupational health and safety expert for forestry, mining, and paper, printing, and converting sectors, each year Workplace Safety North (WSN) recognizes strong workplace safety cultures in the province. The Workplace Excellence Awards are given annually to companies that demonstrate a commitment to the prevention of illness and injury.

Shuniah Forest Products of Thunder Bay was recognized for both Workplace Excellence and also received the President’s Award as well as small company recognition as well.

Within this group of winners, top performers are selected from each sector to receive the President’s Award. During the annual general meeting and awards dinner held in North Bay today, Candys Ballanger-Michaud, WSN President, presents four awards, honouring recipients for their contribution to building safe and healthy workplaces in Ontario.

“It’s important to recognize the efforts of workplaces that make health and safety a priority,” stated Ballanger-Michaud. “They lead the way and set the tone for their sectors. That’s why these businesses deserve special recognition, for demonstrating their strong commitment to ensuring that every worker goes home safe and healthy each day.

“These award winners are positive role models for Ontario businesses to make workplace health and safety an integral part of every job and every work day,” she notes. Earlier this year, twenty-three companies received a Workplace Excellence Award from WSN, recognizing workplace excellence in health and safety.

Workplace Excellence Award Winners
Alex MacIntyre & Associates, Kirkland Lake, ON
AuRico Gold Young – Davidson Mine, Matachewan, ON
Brinkman & Associates Reforestation Ltd., Ottawa, ON
Cementation Canada Inc., North Bay, ON
DMC Mining Services, Richmond Hill, ON
Domtar, Dryden Mill, Dryden, ON
Domtar, Espanola, Espanola, ON
EACOM Timber Corporation, Nairn Centre, ON
Goldcorp Red Lake Gold Mines, Balmertown, Red Lake, ON
Haveman Brothers Forestry Services Ltd., Kakabeka Falls, ON
J.S. Redpath Ltd., North Bay, ON
K+S Windsor Salt Ltd., Windsor, ON
KGHM International, Lively, ON
Kidd Operations, A Glencore Company, Timmins, ON
Kirkland Lake Gold Inc., Kirkland Lake, ON
Kruger Inc. Brampton Division, Brampton, ON
Lake Shore Gold Corp., Timmins, ON
RW Forestry Inc., Thunder Bay, ON
SCR Mining and Tunnelling L.P., Sudbury, ON
Shuniah Forest Products Ltd., Thunder Bay, ON
Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations, A Glencore Company, Sudbury, ON
Technica Mining, Lively, ON
Wallbridge Mining Company Ltd., Lively, ON

President’s Award Winners

Of the 23 companies receiving Workplace Excellence Awards, the top Ontario health and safety performer in each WSN sector qualifies for a President’s Award, which is the highest provincial health and safety honour, and recognizes exceptional commitment to continuous improvement in occupational health and safety. In addition, one Ontario small business is selected for recognition.

Forestry – Shuniah Forest Products, Thunder Bay, ON
Mining – Lake Shore Gold Corp., Timmins, ON
Paper, Printing and Converting – Kruger Inc. Brampton Division, Brampton, ON
Small firms (less than 50 full-time employees) – Shuniah Forest Products, Thunder Bay, ON

“Congratulations to all winners for your commitment to workplace health and safety,” says Ballanger-Michaud. “I’m honoured to recognize your dedication to workers’ well-being, and to creating and maintaining healthy and safe workplaces – well done!”