Combustible dust alert: Increased risk of dust explosion during winter months
Low humidity levels make dust easy to disperse and ignite
With the number of new and reopening sawmills in Ontario, this is an important reminder that the risk of a dust explosion increases when low humidity levels - like those seen in winter months - make dust easy to disperse and ignite. In fact, industrial...
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The road less travelled: Safe winter driving on winter logging roads
On low-traffic roads it's easy to be lulled into a sense of security
The following real-life logging road incidents show a sampling of winter driving scenarios you might run across. In each case, it was a typical day at work until the driver was confronted with a sudden...
Global mine rescue conference wraps up with field trip to Sudbury
First time Canada hosts conference
Workplace Safety North President and CEO, Candys Ballanger-Michaud, welcomed delegates to the sixth biennial International Mines Rescue Body (IMRB) conference in Niagara Falls, Ontario...
Putting people and tools in place
Cyanokit creates training obstacles for Canadian gold miners
Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum
A 2011 Health Canada decision is forcing gold mining operations in Canada to adopt a new cyanide poisoning treatment kit. Miners must do away with traditional cyanide antidote kits (CAKs) as...
Save the date: WSN Mining Health and Safety Conference in Sudbury April 8-10, 2014
Call for papers issued for popular event
Ontario's premier Mining Health and Safety Conference will be held April 8 to 10, 2014, at the Holiday Inn in Sudbury, Ontario.
Feature speakers, program details and information regarding...
Prepared for mine inspection blitz on hoisting?
Register now for free WSN-MOL November 29 webinar Locking and Tagging in Mine Hoisting Plants
In January and February 2014, the Ministry of Labour will be conducting a mine safety inspection blitz focused on locking and tagging in mine hoisting plants. It's important for Ontario mining...
Perception vs. Reality: Survey helps company transform health and safety culture
Jerry Traer, WSN Program-Training Specialist, tells the story of Strathcona Paper's inspiring journey
I have seen many firms over the years try to implement a new system of safety that they were convinced was going to lead them...
Why your health and safety dashboard should include both lagging and leading indicators
Take a trip with WSN Consultant-Trainer Dan Suess as he reveals tips for your best workplace health and safety dashboard
It's the start of a vacation and your long awaited trip is about to get underway. Have we got all the gear? Have we missed anything...