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May 2015
Mining health and safety report-MOL
Implications of mine safety review for all Ontario workplaces
18 consensus recommendations accepted 

On April 15, Ontario's Minister of Labour, Kevin Flynn accepted the Mining Health, Safety and Prevention Review (The Review) Final Report along with the 18 recommendations within the report to improve mining health and safety. The report focuses on mining-specific recommendations including a requirement for labour-employer mining-sector risk assessment to be conducted every three years, formal water management plans for...
Fall arrest harness
WSN now approved trainer for Working at Heights 

Workplace safety training meets and exceeds new regulatory changes in Ontario 


Workplace Safety North is pleased to announce it has received official approval from the Chief Prevention Officer as an approved Working at Heights training provider. "A new standard has... 


MOL inspection YouTube video screenshot
MOL announces workplace health and safety inspection blitz schedule for 2015-2016

This year, the ministry is coordinating the proactive enforcement blitz and initiative schedules for the Occupational Health and Safety Program and the Employment Standards Program. Coordinating the schedules highlights the importance the...
Screenshot of health and safety training video
Video: 'You're Responsible Too'

Use 18-min video in conjunction with formal, on-the-job training


'You're Responsible Too' health and safety video gives an overview of the hazards in a corrugated packaging workplace, what a company should be doing to protect workers from those hazards, and what a worker's responsibilities are according to legislation..

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forestry worker outdoors using chainsaw Occupational health and safety snapshot
for Ontario loggers

Contact with objects, equipment top list of injuries


Of the more than 2,500 Ontarians who work full-time in the logging industry, the majority of lost-time injuries - injuries severe enough to cause a worker to lose time from work - are from contact...  

Pulp and paper worker circa 1900s
Forestry, pulp and paper health and safety centennial conference in Thunder Bay
Awards banquet, workshops, trade show Sep 24-25
In honour of the 100th anniversary of worker health and safety in Ontario's forestry, pulp and paper, and related industries, you're invited to help mark this important health and safety milestone...
Group of 300 listens to conference speaker
Photo recap: Mining health and safety conference 
300 attend sold-out annual event in Sudbury 

Those who attended the 2015 Mining Health and Safety Conference hosted by Workplace Safety North in Sudbury last month were among the first to learn recommendations from the provincial mine review. On the day following the official...
Mine rescue volunteers set off for underground competition scenario
Mine Rescue competition season underway

Mining operations across Ontario busy with preparations


More than two dozen mining operations across Ontario are busy preparing their mine rescue teams for the district and, hopefully, the provincial competitions to be held during the next seven weeks. Seven district champions to be selected in five events...

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