Blog Post #1448 – Recycling Firm Charged

Excerpt from the OH&S Canada magazine (October 2016)

The Alberta Ministry of Labour laid four charges against a recycling firm on August 17, 2016 over an incident in Edmonton two years.

An announcement on the Ministry website says a male employee of Greys Recycling was trying to remove pulp debris from a paper press on September 19, 2014 when his arm became caught in the press, resulting in serious injuries.

The Ministry charged the company with two violations of the province’s Occupational Health and Safety Regulation, as well as one count of violating Section 2(1)a(i) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and one of contravening Section 310(2)(a) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code.

Greys Recycling Industries files for bankruptcy


My opinion

Doesn’t it figure. When safety becomes a problem, a company go out of business. We had something like this in North York many years ago. The Sunrise Propane facility blew up in 2008 and the fines to the business, as well as, the directors has still been left unpaid.

Fiscally responsible companies usually keep safety as part of the business practice. One can always tell an unsafe company by their day-to-day attitude, say housekeeping. If the place is a mess then so are policies and procedures. (more than likely)

HRS Group Inc. has a great team that can help you with all your health and safety needs. Contact Deborah toll free at 1-877-907-7744 or locally at 705-749-1259.

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Ensure your workplace is a safe place.

Remember – In Ontario, “ALL Accidents are Preventable”

‘Work’ and ‘Play’ safe.

Daniel L. Beal

CHSEP – Advanced Level
CEO & Senior Trainer
HRS Group Inc.


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