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Algoma Steel names new VP of health and safety

Written by Laura Miller

Canadian flat rolled producer Algoma Steel has appointed Erin Oliver to the newly created role of vice president – health and safety.

Oliver has more than 25 years of experience as a health and safety professional, Algoma said in a statement on Tuesday. She is originally from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, where Algoma Steel is located.

“Erin brings a depth of experience and expertise in building robust safety-first cultures, and her appointment to our leadership team in this new role speaks to our ongoing commitment and investment in safety to ensure that safety is front and center in all we do,” Algoma CEO Michael Garcia said.

“I am excited to return to Sault Ste. Marie and join a company that cares deeply about its people and recognizes the need to continuously invest, learn, and enhance safety practices. I look forward to working with the existing health and safety team to advance the great work already underway,” Oliver commented.

Oliver’s appointment comes after the steelmaker has already suffered several accidents this year. In January, the company suspended blast furnace operations after a structure collapsed. Just two weeks later, another incident occurred at the north casthouse of its blast furnace, in which 12 workers were hurt. Algoma restarted the BF and resumed steelmaking operations in mid-February.

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