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How WSN serves Ontario’s Mining Industries

WSN provides occupational health and safety resources, training and consulting for Ontario’s mining industries. 

Our Mining Member Firms

WSN serves the following WSIB rate groups: 

  • 110 – Gold Mines
  • 113 – Nickel Mines
  • 119 – Other Mines
  • 352 – Primary Smelting Industries

Firms in these rate groups are entitled to member rates for our training courses and e-store purchases.

Consultants

WSN has a variety of field staff located across Ontario who have an in-depth understanding of hazards associated with the mining industry, including: Consultant/Trainers, Ergonomic Health/Specialists, a Ventilation Specialist, an Electrical/Mechanical Specialist and a Senior Ground Control Specialist. We know how to help you anticipate, identify, assess, control and evaluate your hazards, and we have the expertise to help your company achieve a vision every worker, home safe and healthy.

Auditing

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.

Training

WSN provides legislated training for the Supervisory Common Core, which meets MTCU 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.

Mining Advisory Committee

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

Mining Statistics

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2014 Workforce by Sub-Sector

Mining Workforce by Sub-Sector

 

2013 - 2014 Lost-time Injury Rates

Mining LTI Rate

 

2013 - 2014 Total Injury Rates

Mining Total Injury Rate