Industrial hygiene checklist specific to mining worksites
Occupational health is a growing concern in the mining industry and Workplace Safety North (WSN) would like to thank the Workplace Environment Committee for initiating a review and update of the Workplace Environment Checklist.
The checklist is designed to capture a point-in-time picture of industrial hygiene programs at a worksite. It can be used by supervisors, Joint Health and Safety Committees or health and safety departments. The checklist can be used anytime, but it is recommended to re-visit the checklist if a new operation sets up or significant changes occur in operations or procedures.
The document is divided into categories based on common worksite health hazards. References to legislation and work practices are provided within the checklist. If you have any questions regarding programs or legislation, feel free to contact a WSN Health and Safety Specialist
for more information.
This third edition of the Workplace Environment Checklist represents current revisions on the subject of workplace environment worksheets. It is a valuable reference for those who wish to improve the health and safety of their workplace. WSN would like to thank the contributions of previous members of the WSN Workplace Environment Technical Advisory Committee, and to current committee members in making this new edition possible.
Workplace Environment Checklist includes:
Physical Hazards: Noise, Ionizing radiation, Radon, Non-ionizing radiation, Heat stress, Cold environments, Vibration, Musculoskeletal disorders
Biological Hazards: Biological agents, Bacteria, viruses and fungi
Chemical Hazards: Chemical agents including mine gases; Specific examples of chemical agents: Styrene, Welding fumes, Chromium (VI); Designated substances; Diesel particulate matter
Auxiliary mine ventilation
Working on surface, and wildlife hazards: West Nile virus, Tick bites and Lyme disease