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SAFETY: MSS goes to international competion



The team from Tahoe Resources, wearing MSS safety gloves, is competing this week at the International Mine Rescue Competition in Russia.

TIMMINS, Ont. – Mine Safety Solutions is proudly showing off its new MSS5 safety gloves at the 2018 International Mine Rescue Competition, taking place in Russia this week.

MSS strives to make worksites safer with a fresh approach to safety equipment, said president Anthony Gilin. The new safety gloves combine state of the art technology with comfort and usability to provide reliable, wearable protection.

Shortly after graduating from Northern College in 2015, Gilin founded Mine Safety Solutions. Its products are partly inspired by a workplace injury he sustained while working as a labourer.

“A few years ago, I had a 150-pound bar come down on my hand causing a fracture in my finger. I was just wearing leather gloves that don’t provide any impact protection.” stated Gilin. “MSS safety gloves offer impact protection. If I were wearing our gloves this injury wouldn’t have happened.”

MSS5 safety gloves are in Russia on the hands of Tahoe Resources mine rescue team, as they compete as one of two teams on Canada’s behalf in the International Mine Rescue Competition.

“They really think the gloves are comfortable,” stated Dana Backer, a health and safety co-ordinator for Tahoe Resources Bell Creek operation. “[The team] likes the fact that they are lightweight and form fitting.”

In the fast paced, high stakes world of competitive mine rescue, dexterity and usability are essential for saving lives hundreds of metres underground. Gilin believes the safer he can make workers, the more innovative his company can be. This will also allow for future expansions of Mine Safety Solutions throughout Northern Ontario: providing an economic impact in the region, starting with support for local mining programming and events.

“They have graciously sponsored the 2018 Canadian Mining Expo and the 2018 North America Mining Expo with gloves for the jackleg competition,” stated Glenn Dredhart, president of Canadian Trade-Ex. “The gloves were very well received by the participants of the competitions and all participants were very excited to know they were able to keep the gloves and use them onsite at the mining operations they work for.”

Mine Safety Solutions is pleased to support events like the mining expos, which work to bring attention to the diverse, capable, and expanding world of mining and support services based in northeastern Ontario.

See the full line of MSS safety gloves at www.MineSafetySolutions.ca.


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