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How WSN serves Ontario Paper, Printing, and Converting Industries

WSN provides occupational health and safety resources, training, ergonomic, and industrial hygiene and consulting for Ontario’s paper, printing, and converting industries, including pulp, newsprint, and specialty papers; corrugated boxes; printing, platemaking, and binding; folding cartons, and paper products.
Free paper, printing, and converting health and safety resources, including guidelines, safety talks, posters, and more.

Paper, Printing, and Converting Health and Safety Risk Assessments and Root Cause Analyses

Pulp and paper sector - Top Risk: Inadequate or improper lockout of machinery


Corrugating sector - Top Risk: Inadequate or improper lockout of machinery


Wood Products Manufacturing Best Practice Share 2022:

Hazard Alerts

Submit a Hazard Alert - WSN encourages companies to submit hazard alerts. WSN works with firms to draft a hazard alert for distribution to firms in similar industries.

Health and Safety Specialists

WSN Health and Safety Specialists are located across the GTA and Ontario, and have an in-depth understanding of hazards associated with the paper, printing and converting industry. Get expert help to identify, assess, and control your hazards, and help your company achieve a vision of every worker, home safe and healthy.


WSN has an extensive catalogue of training courses developed for the paper, printing and converting industries, including: Basic Machine Guarding, Lockout/Tagout, MSD Prevention/Awareness and Supervisor Training: Competent Supervisor.


WSN has a wide variety of audits for the paper, printing and converting industry. These include physical demands analysis, pre-installation and pre-modification ergonomic reviews, and noise and dust sampling.

Health and Safety Excellence program

The WSN Health and Safety Excellence program provides Ontario businesses a clear roadmap on how to improve workplace health and safety. The Excellence program is a performance-based rebate program developed by the Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB), and participants can create safer workplaces, and earn both financial and non-financial rewards. 

Industry Advisory Committees

The WSN Forest Products advisory committee meets four times a year to provide leadership and input to help influence future health and safety programs, products and services in support of sector needs.

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