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How WSN serves Ontario’s Paper, Printing, and Converting Industries

WSN provides occupational health and safety resources, training and consulting for Ontario’s paper, printing, and converting industries. 
Free health and safety resources, including guidelines, safety talks, posters, and more.

Our Paper, Printing, and Converting Member Firms

WSN serves the following WSIB rate groups: 
  • 039 - Pulp, Newsprint, and Specialty Papers
  • 041 - Corrugated boxes
  • 333 - Printing, Platemaking, and Binding
  • 338 - Folding Cartons
  • 341 - Paper products
Firms in these rate groups are entitled to member rates for our training courses and e-store purchases.

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.


WSN’s Field Consultants are located across the GTA and Ontario, and have an in-depth understanding of hazards associated with the paper, printing and converting industry. We know how to help you identify, assess and control your hazards, and we have the expertise to help your company achieve a vision 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, Workwell preparation, pre-installation/pre-modification ergonomic reviews, and noise and dust sampling.

Industry Advisory Committees

WSN has a Forestry, Paper, Printing and Converting advisory committee that meet 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.