NORTH BAY, ONT. — Workplace Safety North (WSN) is the platinum winner of the Canada Award for Excellence in the Healthy Workplace category.
The award is presented by Excellence Canada, a national authority on organizational excellence established by Industry Canada, which recognizes outstanding achievements by organizations in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors across Canada.
The Healthy Workplace award is based on Excellence Canada’s Canadian Healthy Workplace Standard which was developed in partnership with Health Canada and in association with professionals from the health and wellness sectors, indicates a release.
WSN, headquartered in North Bay, Ont., provides forest products and mining firms with advice and information, classroom and online training programs, onsite consultations, health and safety audits, industrial hygiene testing, ergonomic assessments and specific problem-solving.
This is the third award for WSN, having won silver in the same category in 2016 and gold in 2019.
“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,” said Paul Andre, WSN president and CEO, in a statement.
“Right across the province, WSN staff do an awesome job. They’re dedicated, caring professionals who work hard to help ensure Ontario workers come home safe and healthy at the end of each workday. This award reflects their dedication, and we are very proud.”