The Ontario government says that it is acting on the early
results of the Mining Sector Health, Safety and Prevention
In December 2013, the province asked Ontario's Chief
Prevention Officer to undertake a review of the occupational health
and safety issues related to the mining sector, focusing first on
underground mines. The review involves consultation with
labour, industry, academic, health and safety experts, as well as
members of the public.
According to the Ministry of Labour Press release, Ontario's
response to the preliminary work of the advisory group includes the
Promoting high visibility apparel to increase the visibility of
Developing a mining health database that will track incidents
of illness, exposure to a number of carcinogenic substances;
Increasing the focus on hazards in the new training standards
for joint health and safety committees; and
Funding a study to be completed by Laurentian University that
will look for ways to reduce loss of feeling in the feet triggered
by continuous use of vibrating machinery, which is said to put
workers at greater risk for slip and fall injuries, especially on
high work platforms.
The government says that it expects the review to conclude in
early 2015 with a report and recommendations.
The Ministry of Labour's press release can be found here.
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