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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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St. Joe’s Island logger tops in safety
A strong safety culture has made an Algoma district logging contractor a repeat winner at the Workplace Safety North (WSN) annual awards.Fleming’s Trucking and Logging of Hilton Beach will be back at the podium this fall to accept more awards from the North Bay-based occupational health and saf...
Workplace simulator and mobile lab will expand centre's coverage and capabilities
Nicholas Schwabe kept a close eye on the road ahead, but his underground vehicle suddenly picked up speed on the rocky mine terrain, jolting him alarmingly forward in his seat before he hit one of the walls.Fortunately for the Laurentian University student, this was just a learning experience u...
Mental health first aid now available for workers
Workplace Safety North is now offering a mental health first aid training course developed by the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC). The course will be available starting in June.“We’re pleased to announce this important new course in partnership with Lisa Lounsbury of New Day Wellness,”...
Health and safety centre hosting mobile lab, simulator
The Centre for Research in Occupational Safety and Health (CROSH) at Laurentian University is establishing a mobile lab and a workplace simulator, thanks to more than $1.2 million in funding.On April 29, CROSH announced it had received $992,000 from the Ministry of Labour, $143,000 from the Can...


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