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,...
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...
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,”...
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
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...