Made Safe NL Hosts 1st Annual Safety Symposium

St John’s, October 26, 2022 – Made Safe NL Manufacturing and Processing Safety Sector Council (Made Safe NL) is hosting a full-day Safety Symposium on Friday, October 28th, 2022, at the Capital Hotel, Kenmount Rd, St. John’s NL (offered in person and virtually).

Made Safe NL works with manufacturers and fish processors to improve safety culture and ensure healthy, safe, and productive workplaces in Newfoundland and Labrador.

The 2022 Safety Symposium will feature speakers and panellists from local and multinational companies, safety organizations and partners, including the Association of Seafood Producers, Canadian Hard of Hearing Association-NL, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters NL (CME NL), Clearwater Seafoods LP, DF Barnes Ltd, Joint Occupation Safety Health Environment Committee, Ocean Choice International, Rio Tinto, United Steel Workers Local 9316, and Workplace NL.

Topics will include health & safety success stories; keynote speaker Billy Woods will share his story of life after a workplace accident, a hearing conservation panel, and the launch of Made Safe NL’s hearing conservation awareness campaign, WorkplaceNL and the importance of musculoskeletal (MSI) injury prevention and Made Safe NL’s Annual General Meeting.

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Made Safe NL is one of four provincial safety sector councils created to bring employers and workers together to identify and mitigate industry-specific risks and build and improve workplace safety programs and systems. The Made Safe NL Manufacturing and Processing Safety Sector Council (Made Safe NL) is operated by Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters Newfoundland and Labrador Division (CME NL) in collaboration and partnership with WorkplaceNL. Our services are open to all organizations working in the NL manufacturing and processing industries.

WorkplaceNL provided funding for Made Safe NL to work with manufacturers and fish processors in 2019 to promote healthy, safe, and productive work environments. This focused, industry-led approach is working. The lost-time incidence rate in manufacturing has hit a record low of 1.7 per 100 workers, and the lost-time rate in fish processing has decreased to 2.5 per 100 workers.


Media Contact:
Amy Fitzpatrick
Marketing & Communications Manager, Made Safe NL
709-690-6000 |