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Sep 04, 2013

Social media, interactive technology and workplace health and safety

by A...

Tags: Mining
Aug 07, 2013

A little nudge from the community improves driver safety


Jun 03, 2013

Occupational health and safety expert Dr. Peter Strahlendorf talks about the Internal Responsibility System


Apr 25, 2013

Many thanks to Ontario's mining industry for their continued support of our annual Mining Health and Safety conference.

Conference proceedings from 2013 can be found...

Tags: MiningEvents
Mar 26, 2013

Pay special attention to safety training for new workers


Feb 20, 2013

Synopsis: Following the January 20, 2012 sawmill explosion and fire that killed two employees...

Nov 16, 2012

Imagine a tool so simple that, by answering eight questions about your occupational health and safety (OHS) policies and practices, it predicts your organization’s work injury...

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...