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Two companies recognized for exemplary health and safety practices

October 3, 2014

WorkSafeNB honoured Coast Tire & Auto Service Ltd. and Amcor Packaging Canada Inc. today for their outstanding efforts in workplace health and safety.

Arnold Anderson of Amcor Packaging Canada Inc. and Shirley Mitchell of Coast Tire & Auto Service Ltd. accepted safety achievement awards on behalf of their companies at a breakfast ceremony during WorkSafeNB’s 2014 Health and Safety Conference.

“We’re proud of the commitment and leadership of these companies,” said Gerard Adams, president and CEO of WorkSafeNB. “Amcor Packaging Canada and Coast Tire & Auto Service take proactive steps each and every day to safeguard their employees. They are great examples of safety champions in this province.”

Coast Tire & Auto Service Ltd. is an automotive service, repair and tire sales company with 23 sites across Atlantic Canada. In an industry where risks are present daily – use of heavy, powerful equipment and busy, noisy environments – Coast Tire & Auto Service consistently demonstrates a commitment to workplace safety.

“We’re honoured to be recognized by WorkSafeNB,” said Shirley Mitchell, manager of HR and quality systems for Coast Tire & Auto Service Ltd. “Our employees are our number one priority, and our programs reflect that. We take a positive approach to health and safety, celebrating safe practices in every aspect of our work.”

While focusing on prevention, the company is also dedicated to getting injured workers back to work. Its disability management program has been recognized by the Conference Board of Canada.

Amcor Packaging Canada Inc. recently celebrated its 33rd year at the Moncton Industrial Park. The firm that creates plastic containers for the beverage, food and pharmaceutical industries is a member of Amcor, an international manufacturing company with more than 180 sites in 43 countries.

Moncton’s Amcor facility operates around the clock, thanks to its 23 dedicated employees. Safety is a priority for Amcor. Safety audits are a weekly routine and employees are encouraged daily to identify risks. Year after year, the firm demonstrates low-accident frequency.

“Amcor is a firm that puts safety first. It’s one of our core values,” said Arnold Anderson, the company’s Moncton plant manager. “Working in manufacturing poses risks, but by understanding those risks, and developing a culture of awareness and respect, we can mitigate those risks, and have a safe and productive facility.”

WorkSafeNB’s 2014 Health and Safety Conference was held at the Saint John Trade and Convention Centre. More than 500 delegates attended.


About Coast Tire & Auto Service Ltd.

  • Head office in Saint John, N.B.
  • Employs between 250 and 300 workers
  • Established in 1984
  • Has dedicated disability management co-ordinator

About Amcor Packaging Canada Inc.

  • Moncton facility in operation since 1981
  • Operating name: Amcor Rigid Plastics
  • Employs 500 workers across Canada
  • Firm is a HACCP certified supplier


Pictured, from left, are: Arnold Anderson, plant manager; Geoff Pearce, safety co-ordinator; and Mike Larracy, quality production manager of Amcor Packaging Canada Inc.; and, from WorkSafeNB, Gerard Adams, president and CEO; Shelly Dauphinee, vice-president of WorkSafe Services; and Jean Landry, southeast regional director.
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Pictured, from left, are Melody Mladineo, WorkSafeNB southwest regional director; Jack Jacobs, VP of operations, Coast Tire & Auto Service Ltd.; Gary Mott, director of retail stores, Coast Tire & Auto Service Ltd.; Shirley Mitchell, HR and quality services manager, Coast Tire & Auto Service Ltd.; Gerard Adams, WorkSafeNB president and CEO; and Shelly Dauphinee, vice-president of WorkSafeNB’s WorkSafe Services.
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