Canadian Mining Journal



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    SAFETY: Ontario releases update from mining health and safety review

    October 9, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    TORONTO – The Ontario Ministry of Labour has released a progress report from the mining health, safety and prevention review. The final report is not due until next year, but some of the recommendations are important enough to begin…

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    SAFETY: Vale team returns from international mine rescue trials

    September 30, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    POLAND – They may not have won the international mine rescue competition held recently in Katowice, Poland, but the team from Vale’s East Mines came home to Sudbury, ON, with their heads held high.

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    SAFETY: Preliminary mining safety review panel calls for early actions

    September 16, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    The Ontario Ministry of Labour Mining Health, Safety and Prevention Review’s progress report, which was released last week, is already leading to changes making positive impacts on mining health and safety. This panel started work in January…

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    SAFETY: Vale team off to international mine rescue competition in Poland

    September 2, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    SUDBURY, Ontario – The mine rescue team from Vale’ East mine, winner of the provincial competition in June, is off to Poland later this week for the international contest in Poland.

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    SAFETY: ICMM totals numbers for 22 member companies

    August 20, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    LONDON, UK – The International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) has for the first time published aggregated safety data from its 22 member companies for 2012 and 2013. Because reporting safety varies depending on where an operation…

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    SAFETY: Vale wins Ontario mine rescue competition

    June 9, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – The team from Vale Canada’s East mines were crowned with gold hardhats as the overall winners of the 64th annual Provincial Mine Rescue Competition. The contest was sponsored by Workplace Safety North and Ontario Mines Rescue on…

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    COMMENT: The Elliot Lake strike and 40 years of safer mines

    April 15, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Forty years ago uranium miners in Elliot Lake, ON, staged a wildcat strike to call attention to the need for improved health and safety conditions. Silicosis and lung cancer were occupational hazards. The miners’ determination, and that of…

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    AWARD: Safety innovation from J.S. Redpath

    April 15, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    SUDBURY, Ontario – At the annual Workplace Safety North conference, held April 4-10, J.S. Redpath Limited earned top honours in the juried line-up of industry safety innovation awarded annually by the Ontario Mining Contractors’…

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    COMMENT: One dead, one injured at Sudbury smelter

    April 7, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    An accident at 6:30 pm on April 6 at Vale’s Copper Cliff smelter has killed one man and severely injured another while they were working in the casting/crushing plant.

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    Ontario develops Integrated Health and Safety Strategy

    December 17, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    TORONTO, ON: Ontario’s Ministry of Labour has developed the province’s first integrated strategy to prevent injuries and improve the delivery of workplace health and safety.

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    SAFETY: Kidd Operations’ outstanding safety performance recognized – again

    October 3, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    TORONTO – Ontario Mining Association member Glencore’s Kidd Operations has been presented with the President’s Award for being the top safety performer by Workplace Safety North (WSN). The honour was bestowed at WSN’s inaugural workplace…

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    SAFETY: Vale pays over $1M for deaths of two miners

    September 18, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO –  As part of the resolution of charges under the Occupational Health and Safety Act in connection to the deaths of Jason Chenier and Jordan Fram at Stobie mine in 2011, Vale entered a guilty plea on three counts, and agreed…