2016 CAE Recipient Profile - Workplace Safety North


Workplace Safety North

Putting the ‘health’ in health and safety! 

Workplace Safety North (WSN) is a leading not-for-profit provider of health and safety services, training, and resources for mining, mine rescue, forestry, paper, printing and converting sectors, as well as northern Ontario businesses across all sectors. As one of four designated health and safety associations in the province, businesses call upon WSN for expert advice and information, classroom and online training programs, on-site consultations, health and safety audits, industrial hygiene testing, ergonomic assessments, and specific problem-solving.  

Foundational to our service strategy is a focus on people, a commitment that spans our more than 100-year history. Although our name is Workplace Safety North, we have 70 staff located in over 20 cities across the province facilitating organizational improvement through health and safety auditing, consulting and education. 

We live and breathe health and safety and we practice what we preach. Everyone at Workplace Safety North feels privileged to help make workplaces safer and healthier. As leaders in occupational health and safety, we know that workplaces with a positive approach to health and safety are better able to recruit and retain talent, have improved employee engagement, enhanced productivity, are more creative and innovative, and have higher performance levels. We are proud and honoured to receive a Canada Award of Excellence for our efforts. 

We believe
We believe illnesses and injuries can and must be prevented. Belief in prevention drives action and commitment to change.

Our vision
Every worker, home safe and healthy.

Our mission
We are a force for positive action - anticipating and responding to the greatest needs of our clients, and bringing together our partners, members, and diverse communities to build safer, healthier, stronger workplaces.

Our values

Wellness: We live and breathe health and safety and we practice what we preach. We are committed to developing and sustaining a safe and healthy workplace and creating a positive work environment.

Clients: We recognize that a satisfied client is our future. We strive to anticipate, meet and exceed client needs and expectations every time.

People: WSN is founded on talented employees applying innovative solutions to advance our client’s health and safety performance. Our people are our greatest strength and deserve to be inspired and empowered to be the best they can be.

Integrity: We are each personally accountable for the highest standards of behavior and professionalism in all aspects of our work. We consistently treat our clients and one another with respect.

Excellence: Our products and services will be of quality and value. We will deliver excellence, and strive for continuous improvement in all that we do.

Leadership: Leadership is demonstrated through our actions. We each lead through our passion, competence and creativity.

Teamwork: Nobody is as smart as everybody. We will collaborate with staff, clients, stakeholders and partners to leverage the significant contributions that come from the diversity of individuals and ideas.