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Jun 11, 2017

Over 300 attend sold-out annual conference

In April,...

Oct 17, 2012

This November and December, the Ministry of Labour will be focusing on hazards associated with ore passes and loading pockets in underground mines. During this blitz, the...

Jul 09, 2012

The Ministry of Labour will perform safety blitzes of construction sites and surface mines across Ontario this summer.

In July and August, inspectors from the Ministry...

Jul 09, 2012

Service Ontario has expanded its ONe-Source for Business program by adding online health and safety forms for the mining and construction industries.

Users can...

Jun 22, 2012

Workplace Safety North will be hosting a one-day ground support applications symposium in Sudbury on September 13th.

Over the past several years, new ground support...

Jun 07, 2012

Congratulations to Dumas Contracting who won $25,000 for the Canadian National Institute of the Blind (CNIB) in Global TV’s Canada Sings contest on June 5th.

The episode...

Jun 07, 2012


Cyanide is used in gold mines and mills as part of the extraction process to remove gold from ore. Cyanide is highly toxic by all routes of...

May 09, 2012

About 50 relatives, union members and politicians gathered in New Glasgow Wednesday morning for a vigil and march to mark the 20th anniversary of the Westray Mine explosion...

Apr 24, 2012

Source: Sudbury Star

A Ministry of Labour inspector issued a stop-work order for First Nickel's Lockerby Mine on Monday after a random inspection showed there were...