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Northern businesses lauded for health and safety efforts

Workplace Safety North announces 2018 award winners

A trio of Northern Ontario businesses has been feted by Workplace Safety North (WSN) for its record in health and safety.

Each year, the health and safety organization recognizes workplaces in Ontario with a President’s Award for their efforts to improve health and safety in their workplaces.

The following winners were announced this year:

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. 

Winners include:

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

WSN is one of four non-profit health and safety associations in Ontario and the only one based in the North. It provides provincially approved workplace health and safety training in the mining and forest products sectors, as well as businesses and communities across Northern Ontario.