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Workplace Safety North is pure platinum excellence

Northern Ontario health and safety association found its footing during the pandemic
Workplace Safety North CEO Paul Andre shows off the award (Supplied)

Workplace Safety North (WSN) has been recognized with a national award for excellence.

The North Bay-headquartered health and safety association is the platinum recipient of the Canada Award for Excellence in the Healthy Workplace category. 

It’s the third such award for WSN. The 80-employee organization won silver in this category in 2016 and added a gold award to the trophy case in 2019.

WSN provides government-approved health and safety training and services for the forest products and mining industries. The non-profit organization is one of four health and safety organizations in Ontario.

The award is based on Excellence Canada’s Canadian Healthy Workplace Standard, developed in partnership with Health Canada and in association with professionals from the health and wellness sectors. Excellence Canada is a national organization that specializes in training, implementation and certification of organizational excellence in Canada.

In a news release, WSN President-CEO Paul Andre was honoured to receive the award.

“It’s especially relevant for a health and safety association and recognizes everything our staff did to be able to work through the pandemic to help other workers at other companies stay safe and healthy.”

WSN has a second office in Sudbury and staffed scattered across Ontario providing expert information, classroom and online training program, on-site consultations, health and safety audits, industrial hygiene testing, ergonomic assessments, and specific problem-solving.