Health & Safety
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.
May 30, 2017 - In the shape of standard VN 3260/TN 0790, Voith Paper and Trützschler Nonwovens have developed a new safety standard for wet-laid spunlaced (WLS) nonwovens machines, saying the standard will help producers ensure “safe and reliable operation” of their machines.
May 4, 2017 - Workplace safety initiatives are essential when it comes to maintaining a work environment that is both safe and productive. However, the safety programs you put into place don’t mean much if employees aren’t inspired to change old behaviours. So, how do you get your workers motivated?
Feb. 10, 2017 - La Tribune is reporting that a machine fire in the finishing department at the Kruger Sherbrooke paper mill led to the evacuation of about 30 workers Tuesday morning.
Feb. 10, 2017 - BC Forest Safety ombudsman Roger Harris says forestry workers are not receiving emergency help quickly enough in rural or remote areas.
Jan. 30, 2017 - On January 22, International Paper Company experienced “significant structural damage” to the largest pulp digester as well as the power house at its Pensacola pulp and paper mill in Cantonment, Fla.
Jan. 23, 2017 - Kamloops This Week is reporting that Kamloops Fire Rescue crews were called to Domtar pulp mill last week for the second time in 25 hours after signs of a small industrial fire.
Twin Rivers Paper Co. has publicly apologized for several leaks of chlorine dioxide that have occurred from its pulp and paper mill in Edmundston, N.B.
A workplace incident left an employee of Corner Brook Pulp and Paper with serious burns, according to a local newspaper. The mill’s general manager, Ric Tull, told The Western Star that the employee was cleaning out a large vessel when he was splashed with boiling hot pulp stock.
A fine of $50,000 has been assigned to Bag to Earth Inc./Sac au Sol Inc., which manufactures paper packaging products, after a worker was injured by a paper-bag-making machine.
The BC Forest Safety Council’s (BCFSC) board of directors recently appointed Rob Moonen as the new CEO of the BC forest sector’s health and safety association, effective March 16, 2016. 
Irving Tissue Corp. pleaded guilty and has been fined $50,000 after a worker suffered an injury while performing maintenance on a machine that produces bath tissue.
Catalyst Paper’s Crofton mill was shut down temporarily last week to mourn the death of an employee who died in an industrial accident.
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