Health & Safety
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.
An industrial vehicle roll-over on Jan. 27 at Catalyst Paper’s Crofton mill has resulted in the death of an employee.
The employee of a contractor working at West Fraser’s Hinton kraft pulp mill died on Nov. 23 when he became tangled in a piece of equipment.
A female employee of Domtar was killed in a railcar accident on Sept. 18 at the company's pulp and paper mill in Ashdown, Ark.
A demolition and salvage company has been fined $55,000 after a worker fell and suffered fractures while removing equipment from a decommissioned mill on Strathcona Avenue in Thunder Bay, Ont.
Canada’s leading publication for electrical professionals, Electrical Business Magazine (EBMag), has launched a nationwide Electrical Safety Champion Awards program, which aims to recognize Canadian companies and individuals who are...
A contract truck driver who delivered wood chips to Catalyst Paper’s Crofton mill was found dead in a chip silo on Dec. 11. The driver, Perry Vernon Thomas, was reported missing on the evening of Dec. 9, at which time the mill activated...
Four people were sent to hospital with minor injuries after a three-alarm fire at a corrugated paper plant in west-end Toronto, according to The Canadian Press. The news service reports that the blaze at the Norampac facility began mid-morning...
Resolute Forest Products Canada has been fined $55,000 after a worker was injured at the company’s Fort Frances paper mill.
More details about the blow tank explosion that killed one worker at Terrace Bay Pulp Inc. in 2011 emerged as the company had its day in court on April 4. The company pleaded guilty to failing to take reasonable precautions, and has been fined...
The safest pulp and paper mills in Canada last year were Domtar’s Windsor, Que., pulp and paper mill, Resolute Forest Products’ Thunder Bay, Ont., operation, and Resolute’s paper mill in Amos, Que.
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