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Dec 19, 2012

After extensive public consultation, the Prevention Office of the Ministry of Labour is releasing health and safety awareness products and training. This is part of the...

Dec 17, 2012

Workplace Safety North is pleased to introduce  its new website. The site has been entirely re-designed to include features such as an e-store, free health and safety resources...

Dec 04, 2012

This January and February, the Ministry of Labour (MOL) is conducting a ventilation blitz in underground mines, and will be specifically looking at diesel emissions measurement...

Nov 21, 2012

Why are we so easily distracted? Why do we often miss what's right in front of our eyes? Why do we make mistakes? And could we do a little better?

Joe Hallinan is the...

Tags: MiningEvents
Nov 16, 2012

Imagine a tool so simple that, by answering eight questions about your occupational health and safety (OHS) policies and practices, it predicts your organization’s work injury...

Nov 15, 2012

This one and a half day course "Exploration Drilling: Identifying and Assessing Risks" will take place at the Timmins Inn & Suites, Timmins, Ontario on November 22 & 23...

Tags: EventsMining
Nov 13, 2012

WSN is pleased two have to new members on its Board of Directors to provide leadership and strategic direction to the organization.

WSN welcomes:

Denis...

Nov 05, 2012

Authored by the Ontario Mining Association's Peter McBride

Elizabeth Witmer, Chairman of Ontario's Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB), shared her vision for a...

Oct 26, 2012

The WSIB has increased premium rates for all rate groups by 2.5% for 2013.

To view the 2013 premium rates, and information on how the premium rates are obtained, visit...

Oct 22, 2012

Ontario is moving toward amending the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act (WSIA) to promote the long-term stability of the workers' compensation system. Proposed changes to the...

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