How WSN serves Ontario mining industries
WSN provides occupational health and safety resources, training, and industrial hygiene support and consulting for Ontario’s mining industries, including gold, nickel, and other underground and surface mines.
Free mining health and safety resources includes guidelines, safety talks, posters, and more.
Mining Health and Safety Risk Assessments and Root Cause Analyses
Mining underground - Top risks:
Battery Electric Vehicles
Recommended Practices for Battery Electric Vehicles in Underground Mining - Global Mining Guidelines Group
Surface Diamond DrillingTop 10 health and safety risks in the surface diamond drilling sector
Top 10 root causes of inadequate emergency response in the surface diamond drilling sector
Mining surface - Top risks:
Mining safety webinar recording: Worker contact with motor vehicles top health and safety risk for mining operations
Health and Safety Specialists
WSN has a variety of field staff located across Ontario who have an in-depth understanding of hazards associated with the mining industry, including: Health and Safety Specialists, a Ventilation Specialist, and a Senior Ground Control Specialist. Get expert help to identify, assess and control your hazards, and help your company achieve a vision of every worker, home safe and healthy.
WSN has a wide variety of audits for the mining industry. These include physical demands analysis, Workwell preparation, pre-installation/pre-modification ergonomic reviews, radon sampling, as well as ground control, equipment assessment and audits.
WSN provides legislated training for the Supervisory Common Core, which meets Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD) requirements for the mining industry. WSN has also developed an extensive catalogue of training courses for the mining industry, including: Field Level and Operational Level Risk Assessment, Internal Responsibility System Awareness and Duly Diligent Mine Supervisor.
WSN has a Mining advisory committee that meets four times a year to provide leadership and input to help influence future health and safety programs, products and services in support of sector needs.
WSN also has five Technical Advisory Committees: A Ground Control committee, a Mine Rescue committee, a Mining Equipment committee, a Safety and Loss Control committee, and a Workplace Environment committee. These committees meet four times a year to identify, evaluate and prioritize health and safety issues, to provide resources for the development and delivery of education materials, to provide advice on research projects and programs, and to make recommendations on the development of health and safety materials.
Health and Safety Excellence program
The WSN Health and Safety Excellence program provides Ontario businesses a clear roadmap on how to improve workplace health and safety. The Excellence program is a performance-based rebate program developed by the Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB), and participants can create safer workplaces, and earn both financial and non-financial rewards.