NORTH BAY, ONT. — Workplace Safety North (WSN) was recently recognized as 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, and recognizes outstanding achievements by organizations in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.
This is the third time WSN has won the award, winning silver in the same category in 2016 and gold in 2019.
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, states a release.
Headquartered in North Bay, Ont., WSN is one of four designated health and safety associations in the province providing forest products and mining firms with expert advice and information, classroom and online training programs, on-site consultations, health and safety audits, industrial hygiene testing, ergonomic assessments and specific problem-solving.
“Workplace Safety North is so honoured to receive this award,” said Paul Andre, WSN president and CEO, in a statement. “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.”