October 22, 2013 - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, wants to enhance safety in the transportation of dangerous goods by directing that a protective direction be issued requiring any person who imports or transports crude oil to conduct classification tests on crude oil.
An experienced slag handler has implemented a high-performance dust control system to prevent the migration of fugitive material from dust-generating activities such as impact crushing and sizing.
October 18, 2013 - The Transportation Safety Board of Canada has deployed an investigator to the site of a natural gas pipeline rupture located approximately 140 km west of Fort McMurray, Alta. The TSB will gather information and assess the occurrence.
Mine workers in the United States are being urged to step up compliance “with safety and health regulations under the Mine Safety and Health Act and other applicable laws.”
October 8, 2013 - Ontario Mining Association member Kidd Operations, a Glencore Company, received the President's Award for being the top safety performer by Workplace Safety North (WSN). The honour was bestowed at WSN's inaugural workplace excellence awards. The honour recognizes continuous improvement in occupational health and safety.
September 18, 2013 - Vale Canada Limited ("Vale") has been fined $1,050,000 after two workers were fatally injured at its Stobie Mine, located in the City of Greater Sudbury, Ont.
September 4, 2013 - Milwaukee Tool Corporation is expanding its line of M12TM Heated Gear with the introduction of an assortment of M12TM Heated Hoodies this Fall.
August 12, 2013 - Nova Scotia has launched a penalty system focused on worker safety as part of its approach to get “tougher on employers who put workers at risk, and promote education and prevention for less serious infractions”.
June 18, 2013 - In January and February, Ontario Ministry of Labour (MoL) inspectors conducted a blitz of hazards involving diesel equipment and ventilation systems at underground mines across Ontario, of which there are about 40. Inspectors checked whether employers were complying with: