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Fleming’s Trucking and Logging wins top safety award

Sept. 16, 2016 - Fleming’s Trucking and Logging from the Sault Ste. Marie region in Ontario has once again recieved the top award from Workplace Safety North (WSN), Ontario’s occupational health and safety association for forestry, mining, and paper, printing, and converting sectors.

“The Workplace Excellence Awards shine the spotlight on the health and safety achievements of our members in mining, forestry, and paper, printing and converting businesses, as well as small businesses in northern Ontario with fewer than 50 employees,” says Candys Ballanger-Michaud, WSN President and Chief Executive Officer. “All submitted assessments are automatically considered for the President’s Award, and scoring is based on the self-assessment in combination with statistical performance over the past two calendar years.”

“We’re proud to welcome returning winners: Fleming’s Trucking and Logging from the Sault Ste. Marie region, and ACCO Brands Canada in Mississauga – excellent achievements in health and safety!”

Top scoring firms in Ontario forestry, mining, paper, printing, and converting, and small business will be officially presented with the President’s Award at the WSN annual general meeting on Sept. 28 in North Bay.

“It’s important to recognize the efforts of workplaces that make health and safety a priority,” says 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. The 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.

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

President’s Award Winners

  • Forestry – Fleming’s Trucking and Logging Inc., Hilton Beach
  • Mining – Cementation Canada Inc., North Bay
  • Paper, Printing and Converting – ACCO Brands Canada Inc., Mississauga
  • Small firms (less than 50 full-time employees) – Fleming’s Trucking and Logging Inc., Hilton Beach
Earlier this year, 22 companies received a Workplace Excellence Award, recognizing workplace excellence in health and safety.

Workplace Excellence Award Winners

  • ACCO Brands Canada Inc., Mississauga
  • Alamos Gold Young-Davidson Mine, Matachewan
  • Alex MacIntyre & Associates Limited, Kirkland Lake
  • Brinkman & Associates Reforestation Ltd., New Westminster
  • Cementation Canada Inc., North Bay
  • DeBeers Canada Inc., Timmins
  • Domtar Inc., Dryden
  • Fleming's Trucking and Logging Inc., Hilton Beach
  • Goldcorp Porcupine Gold Mines, South Porcupine
  • J.S. Redpath Limited, North Bay
  • Kidd Operations - a Glencore Company, Timmins
  • Kirkland Lake Gold Inc., Kirkland Lake + winner of International Mines Rescue Competition 2016
  • Label Supply, Whitby
  • Lac Des Iles Mine Ltd., Thunder Bay
  • Lake Shore Gold Corp., Timmins
  • Nordic Minesteel Technologies Inc., North Bay
  • SCR Mining and Tunnelling L.P., Val Caron
  • Shuniah Forest Products Limited, Thunder Bay
  • Technica Mining, Lively
  • Wallbridge Mining Company Limited, LIvely
  • Wellington Wood Products (1972) Ltd., Mount Forest
  • Weyerhaeuser, Kenora

Learn more at www.workplacesafetynorth.ca/