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Jan. 16, 2018 - The Ontario government has increased the maximum fines for individuals and businesses that do not meet workplace health and safety standards.
Sep. 14, 2017 - Ontario’s Workplace Safety & Insurance Board says that — after conducting a multi-year engagement with experts and stakeholders — it is changing the way the board calculates employer premium rates, adding the process will be easier for employers to understand, and more accurately reflect the risks associated with operating their businesses.
Aug. 2, 2017 - Don’t let emergency stop buttons and pull cords lull you into a false sense of security. They’re the conveyor equivalent of the engine oil light on your car’s dashboard: If the light goes on — or you’re reaching for the emergency stop button — it may be too late.
Jul. 17, 2017 - Noise affects virtually every workplace, no matter the size or sector. And without proper controls, exposure to noise can lead to many issues.
Jun. 23, 2017 - It’s February and -40 degrees C outside. You’re starting your workday long before the sun rises, deep in the forest. You will be working on roads that hardly anyone uses, especially now in the dead of winter. Most notably, you’re working alone. If anything were to go wrong, no one would know. Knowing the risks, you go out and start your day because this is your livelihood.
Jun. 13, 2017 - Paper and wood fibre producer Domtar pleaded guilty and was fined $50,000 in court after a worker suffered a permanent injury caused by a machine.
Jan. 16, 2018 - Vision 2020, developed by the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC), expects to renew the workforce in the forest products industry with at least 60,000 new recruits. To help the pulp and paper industry address the challenges associated with the increased workforce, FPInnovations has developed different training programs with a focus on newly hired employees and those who need to update their skills.
Dec. 28, 2017 - Did you know that business success can often be predicted? The first indicator is employee engagement. To perform, people in your organization need to be engaged, focused, at their post, able to handle complexities, plan, make decisions, build relationships — and for that they need to be safe and healthy, both physically and mentally.
Nov. 30, 2017 - Catalyst Paper has implemented a new recruitment and onboarding system that will make it “faster and easier for prospective employees to access current and future career opportunities,” it says.
Nov. 23, 2017 - Isabelle Males of Temiskaming First Nation from New Liskeard, Ont., and Tristan Flood of Matachewan First Nation from North Bay, Ont., are this year’s recipients of the CCFM-FPAC Indigenous Youth Award.
Oct. 4, 2017 - J. D. Irving (JDI) recently awarded scholarships to nine post-secondary students at a ceremony at Irving Paper in Saint John, N.B.
Aug. 10, 2017 - When University of Northern British Columbia’s (UNBC) Lindsay Albers began her post-secondary studies, she didn’t know that forestry would be in the cards.
May 29, 2017 - The Canadian Press is reporting that the Newfoundland and Labrador government has reached a deal with Corner Brook Pulp and Paper over its pension plan.
Unifor and the Public and Private Workers of Canada (PPWC) recently met in Vancouver to prepare for bargaining in 2017. This is the third joint meeting of the two largest unions in Canada's pulp and paper sector.
More than 550 Unifor members employed at the pulp mill and woodlands operations of Domtar’s Dryden, Ont., site have ratified new collective agreements. “We're proud that these agreements meet all elements of Unifor's...
Two of the country's largest unions in the pulp and paper sector have agreed to work jointly in the next round of pulp and paper bargaining in Western Canada. Unifor and the Pulp, Paper, and Woodworkers of Canada (PPWC) met in Vancouver in late...
Workers at the Rock Tenn containerboard mill in La Tuque, Que., are ready to restart operations at the mill, after a short strike came to an end on March 10, 2015. A 36-hour strike began on March 6. The next day, Rock Tenn locked out employees....
Unifor members at Atlantic Packaging have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a new collective agreement that will see increases in wages and benefits, the union states. The new agreement will see wage increases of 2% in each year of the contract...
Aug. 24, 2017 - Domtar says it has inaugurated its second generating unit with a power output of 18 MW at its Windsor, Que., mill.
Alberta has announced a “Climate Leadership Plan” that accelerates the transition from coal to renewable electricity sources, puts a price on carbon pollution for everyone, and sets emissions limits for the oil sands.
The rapid increase in electricity costs in the past 5 years has been challenging for business. Politics, clean energy initiatives, and the economy—they all affect the energy market and they have all had their part to play in rising prices.
The Ontario Power Authority (OPA) has made updates to the saveONenergy Retrofit Program that provide additional financial incentives for Ontario businesses to reduce energy used by lighting, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC)...
The B.C. Ministry of Energy and Mines and BC Hydro have introduced a new energy efficiency program aimed at reducing the power costs of mechanical pulp producers. The Power Smart program provides an injection of $100 million over three years...
Energy saving measures at Kruger Products’ tissue plant in Crabtree, Que., have earned the site an acknowledgement by the provincial power utility. The Crabtree mill has been named a member of réseau Écolectrique...

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