Mining webinar: Worker contact with motor vehicles top health and safety risk for mining operations

Publication Type: 
Webinar Presentations
Topic: 
Mobile Equipment
General Safety
Language: 
English

Industry experts analyze causes of motor vehicle incidents in Ontario mines

On Wednesday, May 26, 2021, Workplace Safety North (WSN) hosted a free webinar, "Worker contact with motor vehicles top health and safety risk for mining operations."
 
Why are workers being injured or killed by vehicles on mining sites? In 2018, as part of the new risk-based approach to improving Ontario health and safety, a group of subject matter experts from the mining industry met to take a deep dive into the root causes of a top industry risk they had identified: workers coming into contact with motor vehicles.

Speakers

  • Bob Barclay, Senior Manager, Provincial Mining Health and Safety, Ministry of Labour Training and Skills Development
  • Philip Dirige, WSN Senior Specialist Ground Control
  • Sam Barbuto, WSN Health and Safety Specialist

Topics discussed

  • Root-cause analysis report on mining mobile equipment incidents
  • Top health and safety risk categories for mine workers
  • Top 10 root causes of worker-motor vehicle contact
  • Top 10 mobile equipment health and safety risks in underground and surface mines
  • Control­­­­ activities to prevent worker-motor vehicle contact
 
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YouTube video:
Webinar: Worker contact with motor vehicles top health and safety risk for mining operations https://youtu.be/-tE4qigKNqw 
 
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Training available

  • OHS Act and Mining Regulations
  • Ground Control - Underground
  • Incident Investigation
  • Introduction to Safety Programs
  • Manage Employees
  • Mine Ventilation - Underground
  • Occupational Health and Hygiene
  • Planned Inspection and Observation
  • Practise Effective Communication
  • Prepare for Emergencies – Underground

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