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Safest Mills in Canada 2022: A look at how Canadian mills are faring

January 4, 2024  By Sukanya Ray Ghosh

Inside Irving Tissue's Dieppe facility. Photo: Irving Consumer Products

Pulp & Paper Canada has been benchmarking the safety performance of mills since 1926. As the industry worked hard to bounce back in 2022 from the after-effects of the pandemic, safety remained a top priority. The scope of safety has evolved drastically in recent years. Safety is not limited to working with mill equipment or ensuring that all personnel have the appropriate gear when walking the floor. Mental health is now recognized as a major factor impacting safety of mill personnel. Mill safety is key to ensuring the retention of skilled people within this industry.

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 achieving their safety goals and taking care of their people.


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