Safety
July 21, 2014 - The Ontario Ministry of Labour has released new sector plans for the upcoming year. These sector-oriented plans focus on hazards specific to workplaces in various sectors of the economy. They describe the industrial, health care, construction and mining sectors, as well as the ministry’s specialized and professional services office, and outline what inspectors will be looking for during an inspection. They also detail program priorities, enforcement initiatives, blitz activities and regional initiatives planned for the year.
Learn about what an Ontario Ministry of Labour inspector looks for during a ground control inspection at an underground mine.
July 16, 2014 - The death of another employee at an Ontario mining company Thursday — the seventh this year — further illustrates the importance of the comprehensive Mining Health Safety and Prevention Review, says a Sudbury union leader.
July 8, 2014 - Ontario has launched a two-month, province-wide safety blitz targeting the use of explosives in mines.
June 18, 2014 - Vale Canada Ltd., a mining and refinery company, has been fined $150,000 after an explosion at a Port Colborne, Ont. refinery resulted in injuries to five workers.
June 3, 2014 - North American Construction Group regretfully reports that there has been an employee fatality at the company's designated work area within Suncor's oil sands site.
May 8, 2014 - Suncor Energy regretfully reports an employee was the victim of a bear attack on May 7 at its Oil Sands base plant approximately 25 kilometres north of Fort McMurray. The employee was pronounced deceased on the scene.
May 7, 2014 - First Nickel Inc. has provided a statement from Thomas M. Boehlert, president and CEO of First Nickel Inc. on the accident at the Lockerby Mine on May 6, after two workers were killed while working underground.
April 9, 2014 - The Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA) is pleased to launch The Regulatory Roadmap, the latest component of its about pipelines program aimed at improving literacy regarding the transmission pipeline industry among Canadians.

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