2017 Safety Star Award Recipient - WorkSafeNB recognizes Tom Paisley

November 3, 2017

Congratulations Tom for leading award-winning safety! 

WorkSafeNB Citation - Health and Safety Leader Award

"Tom Paisley is an inspiring mill manager and safety leader at Irving Paper Limited. He has shown that leaders in senior management roles can have a positive impact.

Tom has displayed a sincere attention to worker safety from the day he became manager. He consistently challenges others through private one-on-one safety conversations, encouraging openness and honesty.

He leads by example by doing what’s right. Tom took the initiative early on, when joining Irving Paper, to challenge the joint health and safety committee to create a safety vision. He asked members to reflect on their participation.

He took members on a benchmarking trip to see how one of the safest mills in Canada operates to showcase what they do as a mill – both on the floor and in the office – to create a safe environment.

Tom believes in safety and has proven that when he says he will look after a particular item, he does. He has also shown through his dealings of safety matters that he reacts fairly and impartially.

He continually looks for opportunities to professionally recognize individuals or work groups for their efforts in achieving safety goals or milestones. Key leading indicators on safety are part of the mill’s everyday operations."

 Tom Paisley Safety Award
 From left: Shelly Dauphinee, vice-president of WorkSafe Services, WorkSafeNB; Tom Paisley, Irving Paper Limited; and Tim Petersen, acting president and CEO, WorkSafeNB.