Alert systems notify workers of underground dangerSudbury’s Hard-Line is introducing a
new product to the mining industry that will increase safety for
workers, with the aim of preventing injury or death on the job.The Prox Proximity Detection System,
launched in August, is designed to alert workers when they get too
close to a piece of heavy equipment while working underground.“There have been incidents in the
mining industry where these sorts of things happen because people
become complacent with using a remote control,” said Max Gray,...
It all started with a meeting at the
Holiday Inn on Regent Street around nine years ago.Leo Gerard, the international president
of the United Steelworkers, and Mark Cutifani, who was then president
of Inco's Ontario operations, discussed occupational health and
safety in the mining sector, and ...
When Bob Ryckman started in the construction industry four decades ago, there often wasn’t much precedent for safety monitoring amongst companies, so he created his own, pioneering the use of spreadsheets and databases to track safety records.SafetyLynx, an online program devised by Ryckman and twe...
launching a workplace safety blitz that will focus on hazards involving
material handling to ensure workers are safe on the job.From Sept. 15
to Oct. 26, Ministry of Labour inspectors will visit plants,
factories and other industrial sector workplaces across the province. They will
Workplace Safety North has appointed a new transitional manager for Ontario Mine Rescue.Ted Hanley will
work with current manager Alex Gryska during the interim until Gryska’s
retirement next summer. Hanley will assess the administration of the provincial
mine rescue program and engage mining co...