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Canada’s Safest Employers announced


Thirteen Canadian employers – including three manufacturing companies – have been honoured as Canada’s Safest Employers in 2012.

The awards, sponsored by Canadian Occupational Safety magazine, were handed out to those employers for outstanding achievements in promoting health and safety in the workplace. The awards covered five different categories, including building and construction, manufacturing, mining and natural resources, services and transportation and utilities.

In the manufacturing category, Concord, Ont.-based Fileco took top honours for its health and safety initiatives that include an extensive machine guarding program, comprehensive health and safety training and a culture that supports those initiatives.

Medicine Hat, Alta., manufacturer Canadian Fertilizers Ltd. and Mississauga, Ont.-based Kennametal limited were handed silver awards for their work promoting health and safety in the workplace.

The awards were handed out at a gala event on Thursday evening at Toronto’s Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex.