Joint Ministry-WSN webinar focuses on issues related to occupational diseases
On Thursday, Oct. 13, Workplace Safety North (WSN) hosted a joint webinar with the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development (MLITSD), titled “Healthy workers in health workplaces initiative - occupational disease.”
From Oct. 31 to Dec. 30, 2022, Ministry inspectors will be conducting a provincial inspection blitz on hazards associated with air quality and workplace hazardous materials in underground mines. Presenters Keith Birnie, WSN Industrial Hygiene and Ventilation Specialist will speak about prevention, and Scott Secord, MLITSD Provincial Mining Specialist, will discuss what to expect for the inspection blitz.
In the webinar you’ll learn about issues related to occupational diseases in the mining sector, including requirements for air quality in mines and mining plants, pits, and quarries with regards to exposures to dust, silica, diesel particulate matter (DPM), radon, Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) for chemicals and re-agents at mining workplaces.
YouTube video: Healthy Workers in Healthy Workplaces Initiatives - Occupational Disease https://youtu.be/rN_DyQzpNyw
Mining Workplace Environment Checklist (2015, 72 pg. Free Download) - WSN
Respiratory Hazards – Mining (short video on respiratory hazards in mining) - WSN
Diesel Exhaust Infographic - Health Effects (free download) - WSN
Infographic: Proper use of respirators in mines and mining plants (free download) - WSN
WSN - Auxiliary Mine Ventilation Manual (version 1.6, 182 pg.) - WSN
Occupational Health and Safety Act - MLITSD
Regulation 490 Designated Substances - MLITSD
Regulation 381 Noise - MLITSD
OHSA Guideline - MLITSD
Noise Guideline - MLITSD
WHMIS Guideline - MLITSD