Health and Safety Program

Canadian Foundry Association, Workplace Safety and Prevention Services and Centre patronal de santé et sécurité du travail du Québec

CFA and WSPS Safety Awards

The CFA and WSPS joint Health & Safety Awards Program publicly acknowledges leaders in health and safety within the foundry industry in Alberta, BC, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Quebec and Ontario that have demonstrated continuous improvement in their management of health and safety and by doing so achieved performances better than the industry average.

The CFA and WSPS continue to promote the cause of health and safety which is to be free of all workplace injuries, illnesses, and fatalities.  The awards are presented by the CFA/WSPS at the CFA Annual Conference in September each year.

WSPS CEO Health & Safety Leadership Network

Launched in 2014, the CEO Health & Safety Leadership Network is a distinguished group of forward thinking senior leaders who embrace their role as champions and influences in the growth of sustainable businesses and communities in Ontario and beyond.

The CFA participates in the WSPS CEO Health & Safety Leadership Network.

Safety Groups

The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) Safety Groups Program recognizes employers that make it a priority to eliminate workplace injuries and illnesses.  It is based on the premise that a well-integrated program is good for business and there are financial rewards.  WSIB Safety Group rebates put premiums back into the pockets of the groups’ members.  Many re-invest these rebates, multiplying the benefits of improving safety and organizational performance.

The Workplace Safety and Prevention Services (WSPS) is the largest Safety Group provider and one of the longest running sponsors in the province with extensive experience in health and safety.

Safety Groups work together through local chapters to set individual safety goals, discuss challenges and develop solutions.  They meet for five, half-day meetings and receive professional advice, information, products and services throughout the year.  The foundry industry participates in Safety Groups.

WSPS provides notices on MOL blitzes, webinars and articles which are sent to CFA members.

Health & Safety Committee

Robert Hill, Co-Chair, Nemak Canada Corporation

George Mackie, Co-Chair, Cambridge Brass Inc.

Sheila Blake, Riverside Brass and Aluminum Foundry

Nancy Cardwell, Niagara Investment Castings, Division ASAHI Refining Canada

Rick Quade, Magellan Aerospace, Haley

Michael Suggitt, Wescast Industries Inc.

CFA Partnerships

. Centre Patronale de Santé et Sécurité du Travail du Quebec

. Workplace Safety and Prevention Services