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Dear Readers,

Welcome to the January 18th edition of the REM e-newsletter. Last week the inductees to the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame were announced. It's great to celebrate such accomplishment in the field. In addition, a new study suggests the oil sands aren't as dirty as some would have us believe — an interesting report from the Conference Board.

As always, we welcome your feedback on what you read here. You can contact me at


Rob Colman
Online Editor, REM


THE BUSINESS OF MAINTENANCE: Put power into your power transmissions
By Robert Robertson
In today's competitive economy, there's even more pressure on oil and gas companies to justify asset fleet purchases and reduce maintenance costs. And getting the most out of heavy-duty vehicles working in the field is critical. If you're in the market for more power under the hood-Caterpillar recently launched the new CX31-P600 and CX35-P800 transmissions for petroleum applications.

Canadian Mining Hall of Fame announces seven new inductees
TORONTO, ON — The Canadian Mining Hall of Fame inducted seven new members at its 22nd annual induction ceremony, held Thursday, January 14, 2010, at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Toronto. The new inductees brought the total number of members in the Hall of Fame to 147 since the Hall was established in 1988. more...

Conducting noise surveys in today's mobile work environment
The industrial environment has changed drastically in recent decades with an increased level of mechanization within the workplace. This has given rise to many changes to employees' work patterns and has added new challenges to conducting noise surveys. A production line employee once would stay in a single place for the duration of a working shift. This lack of mobility made monitoring the employee's noise exposure a simple affair requiring only a traditional hand-held sound level meter. However, with the advent in automated production lines, employees may now supervise several machines during a single shift, moving from one workstation to the next, all of which having different noise exposures. more...



Work Safely: Measure your intention versus execution

Reduce Injuries: Ensure your contractors work safely

Simulator-aided training for operators

Going Green: New production tank offers key benefits


Infrared Training Center (ITC) Canada - Level 1 - Standard, January 25-28, Greater Toronto Area, ON / Montreal QC

Infrared Training Center (ITC) Canada - Level 1 - Standard, February 8-11, Edmonton, AB

Infrared Training Center (ITC) Canada - FLIR Reporter, February 16, Online training

Maintrain St. John's, April 7-8, St. John's, Newfoundland

Global Petroleum Show, June 8-10, 2010, Calgary, Alberta

MEMO 2010 — Maintenance Engineering / Mine Operators Conference, October 25-27, 2010, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario

Check out the Calendar of Events on the REM website for more upcoming industry seminars, conferences, shows and training sessions.

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