Belt Conveyor Guarding

Publication Type: 
Conference Proceedings

Presented at the 2019 Mining Health and Safety Conference

Belt Conveyor Guarding
Glenn Staskus, Ministry of Labour

Belt conveyor systems are widely used in Ontario mines and mining plants as well as industrial establishments for movement of material. Over the years, fatal and non-fatal injuries occurred as a result of workers coming into contact with conveyors, components, and associated equipment, such as the conveyor head or drive pulleys and improperly guarded pinch points. Participants will gain a better understanding of the importance of guarding and maintenance of belt conveyors, components and related equipment, but more importantly, learn how to identify hazardous conditions and how to properly guard the hazards to provide optimum safety for workers chronic health effects.