Canadian Mining Journal

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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…

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    AWARD: Through-The-Earth Communication wins NIOSH award

    September 4, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    THORNHILL, Ontario – Vital Alert Communication, developer of the Through-The-Earth Communication system, has been selected for award by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) in the United States..

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    COMMENT: Safety improved at Ontario mines

    August 8, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    While statistics can’t always tell the whole story, recent numbers indicate Ontario’s mining sector is making further progress on the safety front. For the first three months of 2013, the provincial mining sector had a lost time injury…

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    Diavik mine rescue team competes at northern event

    August 1, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Congratulations to the Diavik Mine rescue team, winners of two events at the 56th Annual Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission mine rescue competition held in Yellowknife earlier in the summer.

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    AWARD: Nevada Mining Assoc. recognizes Scorpio Gold’s safety record

    July 30, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    NEVADA – The Mineral Ridge gold mine belonging to Scorpio Gold Corp. of Vancouver is the second place winner in the small surface mines category awarded by the Nevada Mining Association. Newmont Mining’s Lone Tree operation took first…

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    AWARD: Durango salutes Avino safety record

    July 29, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    MEXICO – Avino Silver and Gold Mines of Vancouver has been recognized for its outstanding efforts to improve safety conditions for workers and employees as well as its contributions to local communities in Durango where it operates a…

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    HEALTH & SAFETY: Ontario to step up enforcement

    July 22, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Ontario mine operators should be aware that the Ontario Ministry of Labour (MOL) is once again increasing its enforcement of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (Act) in mining operations in July and August 2013 as part of the…

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    Winning Ways

    April 1, 2013 by Marilyn Scales

    File this under “nice work if you can get it.” A mine manager takes a two-year posting to close a mine in his home province and be close to family, and then his safety efforts helped lower costs to the point that the mine stays open an extra…

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    Deadly Serious

    April 1, 2013 by David Godkin

    “We’ve developed a culture that tries to ensure our people go home safe each and every day, each and every shift.” – Darren Parry, director of health and safety, New Gold

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    SAFETY: MINES wants investigation into Ontario mining safety

    March 6, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – A citizen group calling itself MINES (Mining Inquiry Needs Everyone’s Support) in Sudbury is trying to garner popular support to persuade the government to call an inquiry into mine safety in the province. The committee wants to…