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SAFETY: Cementation earns gold for safety



NORTH BAY:  Ontario-based contractor Cementation received a gold award at the Canada Occupation Safety Awards Gala in Toronto in October.

The award recognizes the mine and facilities contracting and engineering firm as one of the safest employers in Canada for 2016 in the Mining and Natural Resources category. The awards also marks the third straight year of recognition for the firm.

Agnico Eagle Mines’ Meadowbank division and Ausenco Engineering each received a silver for their efforts.

The awards were launched in 2011, sponsored by Canadian Occupational Safety and Thomson Reuters, and serve to acknowledge companies with a strong commitment to employee safety. Candidate companies are judged on initiatives such as employee training, OHS management systems, incident investigation, emergency preparedness and innovation.

“We are proud of our employees and their commitment to safety,” president of Cementation Canada Roy Slack said. “At Cementation, the safety of our people is paramount, and this recognition as one of Canada’s safest employers helps to reinforce this within our organization.”

Cementation has operations in Canada, the U.S. and Chile. It is owned by South Africa-headquartered multinational Murray & Roberts, which serves three sectors: oil and gas; metals and minerals; and power and water.