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,...
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-...
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 ...
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...
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