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Apr 25, 2013

Many thanks to Ontario's mining industry for their continued support of our annual Mining Health and Safety conference.

Conference proceedings from 2013 can be found...

Tags: MiningEvents
Apr 15, 2013

From April 16 to 18 in Sudbury, Workplace Safety North (WSN) will host more than 300 attendees at its annual mining health and safety...

Tags: MiningEvents
Apr 02, 2013

The Occupational Health Clinic for Ontario Workers (OHCOW) will be hosting a seminar in Parry Sound on heat stress, strain and office ergonomics.

The presentation on...

Mar 26, 2013

Pay special attention to safety training for new workers


Mar 20, 2013

Christmas Eve 2009 tragedy culminates in 46 recommendations from advisory panel


Mar 01, 2013

WSN and the Institute for Health and Human Potential (IHHP) would like to thank Ontario’s mining community for the support of our new program ‘The Science of Great Leadership:...

Tags: MiningEvents
Feb 28, 2013

Repetitive Strain Injury Day an important reminder to protect yourself and your co-workers


Feb 20, 2013

Synopsis: Following the January 20, 2012 sawmill explosion and fire that killed two employees...

Feb 19, 2013

Mine rescue may be coming out of the obscurity of anonymity under the microscope of scientific research.


Feb 14, 2013

Each year, more than 6,200 young workers across Ontario are injured seriously enough to need time off work. That’s 17 young workers every...