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2020 Safest Mill in Canada ranking revealed

April 15, 2021  By Kristina Urquhart

Staff at the Kruger Products Scaborough Converting Facility, recently celebrated one year without a recordable injury. The facility placed on the Category C list. Photo: Kruger Products

Pulp & Paper Canada is pleased to announce results of the 2020 Safest Mill in Canada ranking, which marks its 95th anniversary this year.

It was an unprecedented year in safety amid a global pandemic. On top of producing critical goods for COVID-19, mills implemented more stringent policies to curb the spread of infections, all the while safely producing essential goods needed by frontline workers, industries and consumers.

That – coupled with temporary shutdowns, curtailments and all of the industry’s regular safety protocols – likely make this the most significant year in mill safety since Pulp & Paper Canada started benchmarking performance in 1926.


The annual Safest Mill in Canada contest recognizes the outstanding safety records of participating mills by ranking total recordable incidents (mill frequency) from lowest to highest. In the event of ties, mills are ordered by the most to least worker hours.

Congratulations to all participating mills for their safety success in a very challenging year.

Find the top-ranking mills below, and the full results at the link below.


Over 80,000 worker hours per month

Domtar Inc., Windsor, Que.
Total recordable incidents: 4
Total hours worked: 1,656,422
Mill frequency: 0.48


Between 50,000 to 80,000 worker hours per month

Domtar Inc., Dryden, Ont.
Total recordable incidents: 2
Total hours worked: 719,633
Mill frequency: 0.56


Less than 50,000 worker hours per month

Resolute Forest Products, Alma, Que.
Total recordable incidents: 0
Total hours worked: 569,199
Mill frequency: 0.00

See the full ranking of 2020 Safest Mill in Canada winners in our Spring 2021 issue.

To participate in the 2021 contest, email us for rules and reporting forms.

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