Health & Safety
May 6, 2019 – When I asked the participants of our annual Safest Mills in Canada contest what safety means to their pulp and paper organization, I received a number of encouraging comments.
April 29, 2019 – Following 2019 Workers' Memorial Day on April 28, workers in the pulp, paper, graphical and packaging sectors represented globally by IndustriALL Global Union and UNI kicked off a yearlong campaign around the three fundamental worker rights needed to make work safe.
February 4, 2019 – Ahlstrom-Munksjö and Metsä Fibre are collaborating on pulp and paper safety by auditing each other’s production facilities.
February 1, 2019 – A worker was briefly trapped at the former Catalyst pulp and paper mill in Campbell River, B.C. last weekend after a floor collapsed and caused a gas leak.
February 1, 2019 – The Ontario government has implemented an online training course program to certify workers who promote health and safety at businesses in the province.
December 18, 2018 – Human error and a manufacturing defect led to a fatal incident at Domtar's Kamloops pulp mill last summer, says a new report by WorkSafeBC, British Columbia's workers' compensation board.
December 13, 2018 – Although combustible dust explosions have been documented in the pulp and paper industry, the frequency of incidents seems to be relatively low in comparison to other industries. However, this trend does not indicate that there is less of a need for protection against combustible dust hazards, but rather indicates the importance of knowing when to protect equipment against explosion hazards.
November 27, 2018 – SIM/Cognibox, a Quebec-based training services company, has released 19 new e-learning training modules in English, for a range of industries including pulp and paper, as part of its ongoing health and safety programming.
October 26, 2018 – WorkSafeBC, British Columbia's workplace safety board, has launched a new process safety initiative geared toward a number of process industries including the pulp and paper sector.
October 22, 2018 – It is official: recreational marijuana is legal in Canada with effect from October 17. With that comes a patchwork of jurisdictional laws establishing where and how marijuana products will be sold and used by consumers.
October 9, 2018 – Cannabis is set to be legalized for recreational use as of October 17, 2018. For many employers still struggling with how to accommodate employees who have been prescribed cannabis for medicinal purposes, this will create new challenges and questions. How do you define impairment and fitness for work? What types of tasks are safety sensitive?
September 26, 2018 - Conifex, the forestry company headquartered in British Columbia, has been fined over $191,000 for a worker injury and safety violation at its Fort St. James sawmill site.
Apr. 20, 2018 - British Columbia’s Skookumchuck Pulp mill has been fined $241,081 for failing to control combustible dust.
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