Canadian Mining Journal


AWARD: Cementation wins gold as safe employer

TORONTO – Cementation Canada of North Bay, Ont., has been recognized as one of Canada’s Safest Employers for 2017. The gold award in the Mining and Natural Resources category was presented to Cementation during the Canada’s Safest Employers Awards Gala, hosted by Canadian Occupational Safety and Thomson Reuters on Oct. 24 in Toronto.

Cementation’s five-year safety strategy won the company a gold medal at the Safest Employers Awards. (Credit: Thomson Reuters)

The Canada’s Safest Employers Awards were launched in 2011 and acknowledge companies from across Canada with outstanding accomplishments in promoting the health and safety of their employees. Companies are evaluated on a broad range of initiatives including employee training, OHS management systems, incident investigation, emergency preparedness, and innovative health and safety initiatives.

“We are thrilled to be recognized as one of Canada’s Safest Employers,” says Roy Slack, president of Cementation Canada. “Our company, management and our supervisors all care about the well-being of our employees and one of the ways we demonstrate that care is through our commitment to safety.”

“This recognition is a true reflection of the sincere commitment to ensuring a safe and healthy workplace by Cementation and all our employees. We continue to work hard at improving our safety culture and structure as we never want to settle for the status quo,” states Steve Wrixon, general manager health and safety.

The awards covers 10 industry specific categories, ranging from hospitality to mining and natural resources. For more information on Canada’s Safest Employers, visit

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