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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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Northern health and safety association tackling risk in mining
It’s rare that being the tamest conference in town is considered a sign of success.But for the 2016 Mining Health and Safety Conference, it was exactly what they wanted.“Taming high-risk hazards” was the theme of Workplace Safety North’s (WSN) annual April conference in Sudbury. The theme was c...
Northern companies win safety awards
A pair of Northern Ontario companies has been recognized by Workplace Safety North (WSN) for leading the way in health and safety practices.Kidd Operations-A Glencore Company, of Timmins, and Fleming’s Trucking and Logging Inc., of Richards Landing near Sault Ste. Marie, picked up three of the f...
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-...


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