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Sault-area forester wins third consecutive safety award

Fleming's Trucking and Logging received the President's Award for its excellent track record in safety.
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Workplace Safety North awarded a President's Award to Fleming's Trucking and Logging for the third consecutive year. From left are: Mike Lemay, WSN health and safety specialist; Linda and Bryon Hall, Fleming's Trucking and Logging; and Paul Andre, WSN acting president and CEO. (WSN photo)

Fleming’s Trucking and Logging has earned its third consecutive safety award from Workplace Safety North (WSN).

The company, based in Hilton Beach, just outside of Sault Ste. Marie, received the President’s Award (forestry sector and small business sector) for the third year in a row.

Workplace Excellence Awards were handed out during WSN’s annual general meeting in North Bay on Sept. 27. The awards recognize 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’s acting president and CEO in a news release.

“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.

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

President’s Award Winners

  • 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

Northern Ontario Business (non-WSN sector)

  • Nordic Minesteel Technologies Inc., North Bay

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.