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A new detection system developed by Hard-Line of Sudbury alerts workers when they get too close to a piece of heavy equipment while working underground.
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,...

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Program enforces safe work
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...
Provincial blitz targetting materials handling
Ontario is 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 ...
Ontario Mine Rescue gets new manager
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...
Vale mine rescuers tops in Ontario
Mine rescue volunteers from Vale Canada Ltd.’s East Mines were crowned with gold hard hats by Workplace Safety North (WSN) and Ontario Mine Rescue as the overall winners of the 64th annual Provincial Mine Rescue Competition in Timmins, June 5 and 6.The Vale East Mines team consisted of captain ...


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