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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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Sudbury to host health and safety conference
Workplace Safety & Prevention Services will hold its 2015 health and safety conference and trade show in Sudbury on September 24.The Partners in Prevention Northeastern Ontario 2015 conference will take place at the Steelworkers’ Union Hall and Conference. The event will offer concurrent works...
Laurentian lands health and safety research funding
Two Laurentian University research projects are among the recipients of provincial funding aimed at reducing workplace injuries, illnesses and fatalities.The province is providing $2.7 million to 13 projects under its Research Opportunities Program.Laurentian will receive $197,472 to study line-...
Laboratory helps put Sudbury on occupational health and safety research map
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 ...
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...


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