NORTH BAY, Ont. — Each year, Workplace Safety North (WSN) recognizes Ontario workplaces with a strong safety culture. The four winners of this year’s WSN President’s Award are:

Forestry sector and small business sector: Fleming’s Trucking and Logging Inc., Hilton Beach

Paper, printing and converting sector: WestRock Company of Canada Inc., Guelph

Mining sector: DMC Mining Services, Vaughan

Northern Ontario Business (non-WSN sector): Nordic Minesteel Technologies Inc., North Bay

“The award winners are positive role models and deserve special recognition,” says Paul Andre, WSN acting president and CEO. “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.”

Fleming’s Trucking and Logging from the Sault Ste. Marie region is a third-time winner of the President’s Award for ongoing excellence in health and safety in both the forestry and small business sectors.

WSN’s Workplace Excellence Awards shine a spotlight on the 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 President’s Awards were presented at the WSN annual general meeting on September 27 in North Bay.

Earlier this year, 26 companies received a Workplace Excellence Award, recognizing workplace excellence in health and safety. Among the winners are Brinkman & Associates Reforestation Ltd., Domtar Inc. (Dryden, Ont.), Tembec, Forest Resource Management, Northern Ontario (Hearst, Kapuskasing and Opasatika) and Wellington Wood Products Ltd.

Read more about Fleming’s Trucking and Logging here.