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September 2015
Workplace health and safety award winners announced
Three Ontario companies recognized by provincial workplace safety association

Each year, Workplace Safety North (WSN), Ontario's occupational health and safety association for mining, forestry, and paper, printing and converting, recognizes workplaces that have a strong safety culture. "The Workplace Excellence Awards shine a spotlight on the health and safety achievements of our members in mining, forestry, and paper, printing and converting...
Members attending WSN annual general meeting
Annual General Meeting and Awards Dinner
WSN members please register by Sept. 10 

Notice is hereby given to all member firms of Workplace Safety North that a general meeting of members will be held on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at North Bay, Ontario. Available online: registration, proxy, agenda, 2014 minutes, directors, more.
Screenshot of 100th anniversary trailer
VIDEO: View 100 years of Ontario occupational health and safety in under 2 minutes
Ontario is celebrating 100 years of forestry, pulp and paper health and safety at a special two-day conference in Thunder Bay on September 24 to 25, 2015, at the Valhalla Inn, and you're invited to help mark this important milestone! The history of the forestry...

Ministry of Labour Chief Prevention Officer Speakers and sessions announced for health and safety centennial conference


This month in Thunder Bay, Workplace Safety North (WSN) with the help of the Lakehead Regional Safety Council will host the Forestry, Pulp and Paper Health and Safety Centennial Conference. Keynote speakers include George Gritziotis...  

Sawmill storage bins
Babine Forest Products inquest verdict issued
Several key elements require attention
Business in Vancouver
Several key elements require attention to prevent another tragedy like the one at Babine Forest Products, according to recommendations issued July 31 from a coroner's inquest into...
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Ontario Mine Rescue volunteer
Welcome to new Chief Mine Rescue Officer
Ontario Mine Rescue volunteer Shawn Rideout appointed 

Workplace Safety North is pleased to announce Shawn Rideout will join the Ontario Mine Rescue program as Chief Mine Rescue Officer, reporting to the General Manager, effective June 22, 2015. Shawn will work closely with Charlie Burton...
Ontario Minister of Labour
Sudbury study to examine mental health of miners
Partnership with Vale, United Steelworkers, Laurentian U
Sudbury Star
A research project on the mental health of workers in the mining industry is exactly the type of study Ontario Labour Minister Kevin Flynn would like to see more of in Ontario. The three-year...
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