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May 14, 2012

District mine rescue competitions took place across Ontario, May 10 to 13, with the top team and top technician of each district securing a spot at this year’s provincial...

Tags: Mine Rescue
May 10, 2012

In 2010, the Expert Advisory Panel on Occupational Health and Safety recommended the development of health and safety awareness materials for Ontario workplaces. In the winter...

May 09, 2012

About 50 relatives, union members and politicians gathered in New Glasgow Wednesday morning for a vigil and march to mark the 20th anniversary of the Westray Mine explosion...

May 04, 2012

Minister of Labour Linda Jeffrey released a statement responding to Professor Harry Arthurs' report on the WSIB. The report includes a series of recommendations aimed at...

Apr 27, 2012

Two catastrophic fires at sawmills in B.C. have occurred in the last three months. Early reports suggest dust and dust collection systems had an impact on these incidents....

Apr 24, 2012

Source: Sudbury Star

A Ministry of Labour inspector issued a stop-work order for First Nickel's Lockerby Mine on Monday after a random inspection showed there were...

Apr 24, 2012

An explosion took place at the Lakeland Mills in Prince George B.C. at 9:45 p.m. last night. All 50 people on the job have been accounted for, but initial reports suggest more...

Apr 03, 2012

Under changes to Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act, the province’s Chief Prevention Officer (CPO) now has authority over the certification training of joint health...

Apr 03, 2012

WSN regrets to inform its clients that a miner was fatally injured on Monday, April 2nd while working underground at Lake Shore Gold mine in Timmins.

A Timmins Police...

Mar 15, 2012

The Northern Region of the Ministry of Labour has implemented a new procedure to help employers to report incidents of occupational illness required by...

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