Resolute's Thunder Bay, Ontario, sawmill celebrates 500,000-hour injury-free safety milestone; employees earn C$10,000 through board's Safety Award program to donate to a local organization, and put out a video to mark their achievement

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September 2, 2022 (press release) –


On August 24, employees at our Thunder Bay/Fort William First Nation (Ontario) sawmill celebrated an important safety milestone: 500,000 consecutive work hours injury-free. Through Resolute’s Board of Directors Safety Award program, the employees earned $10,000 to donate to a local organization, and chose the Boys and Girls Club of Thunder Bay

In this video clip on, Alex Vaillant, the sawmill’s safety supervisor, expressed pride in his team. “We’re taking it one day at a time, one job at a time – making sure we’re looking out for each other on the floor, and everybody’s getting home safe,” he said. 

Kudos to the Thunder Bay (Ontario) sawmill team! Keep up the good work! 

Caption (from l. to r.): Sean Lauzon, mill manager, Thunder Bay sawmill; James Brown, millwright and UNIFOR representative; Pat Suddaby, past president, Boys and Girls Club of Thunder Bay; Albert Aiello, executive director, Boys and Girls Club of Thunder Bay; Spencer Vezina, relief shipping utility and joint health & safety member, Thunder Bay sawmill; James Pederson, planer mill operator and joint health & safety member, Thunder Bay sawmill

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