Mining webinar: MOL inspection blitz on conveyor guarding

Publication Type: 
Webinar Presentations
Lockout and Guarding

On May 10, 2018, Ministry of Labour (MOL) and Workplace Safety North co-hosted a webinar regarding the MOL inspection blitz on conveyor guarding.

From June 1 to July 31, 2018, the MOL will conduct a provincial inspection blitz to raise awareness and address health and safety hazards related to conveyor guarding in Ontario mines and mining plants. Topics included:

  • Conveyor guarding of pinch points and moving parts
  • Emergency stopping systems
  • Worker safety around unguarded conveyors while conveyor is operating including
    • Safety policies, procedures, and practices in the workplace such as locking and tagging procedures when repairs, adjustments or other maintenance work is performed on conveyors; and
    • Effective precautions to ensure worker safety when working around conveyor while conveyor is operating, such as inspections, adjustments and repairs.
  • Resource information


Conveyor guarding - Ministry of Labour

Belt conveyor guarding - Workplace Safety North

Guide to equipment guarding - Mine Safety and Health Administration