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Winners of 2018 Safest Mill in Canada contest announced


April 15, 2019
By Kristina Urquhart

April 15, 2019 – Pulp & Paper Canada is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Safest Mill in Canada contest.

Since 1926, Pulp & Paper Canada has recognized mills that have achieved an outstanding safety record.

As always, the mill with the lowest total recordable incident rate (mill frequency) in each category is the winner of that class for the year and receives a plaque and certificate. In the event of ties, the mills are ranked by the most to least total worker hours.

Congratulations to our category winners below, and to all of our participating mills on their excellent safety records in 2018. May 2019 be your safest yet!

Category A (Over 80,000 worker hours per month)
Domtar Inc., Windsor, Que.
Total recordable incidents: 2
Total hours worked: 1,578,112
Mill frequency: 0.25

Category B (50,000 to 80,000 worker hours per month)
Resolute Forest Products, Thunder Bay, Ont.
Total recordable incidents: 1
Total hours worked: 907,476
Mill frequency: 0.22

Category C (Less than 50,000 worker hours per month)
Resolute Forest Products, Saint-Félicien, Que.
Total recordable incidents: 0
Total hours worked: 493,197
Mill frequency: 0.00

We asked some of our participating mills what safety means to their organizations. For Canadian Kraft Paper, safety “is in everything we do.”

Kruger Products CEO Dino Bianco said, “Working toward a common goal all together. Whatever your role, when it comes to safety, you cannot stand on the sidelines.”

And for Cascades, safety means “Always placing people first while striving towards the achievement of zero harm.”

See the full results from the 2018 Safest Mill in Canada contest in the Spring 2019 issue of Pulp & Paper Canada.