Online Safety Training
Mining – An Industry That Could Be Fatal
Although we have seen a change for the better in recent years, mining remains one of the most dangerous industries in Canada. According to Workplace Safety North, a non-profit health & safety association in Ontario, 906 injuries and 12 work-related fatalities were reported throughout the province in 2018 alone.
During the same year, only 22,437 people were employed in the mining sector in Ontario, which means that more than 4% of the total number of employees experienced injuries at work. The number is only comparable with statistics from the Logging & Forestry industry, which, in 2018, was considered the most dangerous sector to work in.
The causes for most work-related injuries or illnesses in Mining were excessive physical effort (44%), improper use of equipment (24%), contact with electricity or hazardous substances (21%), as well as falls (11%). The packages described below include safety courses that are designed to help you prevent precisely these types of accidents while at work. The courses are selected according to the requirements of the most common jobs in Mining.
Do you know that?
of the total number of employees, employed in the mining sector experienced injuries at work
The causes for most work-related injuries or illnesses in Mining were excessive physical effort (44%).
of Work-Related Injuries are due to improper use of equipment.
of Work-Related Injuries are due to contact with electricity or hazardous substances.
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Courses Recommended for Mining
According to the Government of Canada’s Hazardous Products Act, all employees who are likely to come in contact with hazardous materials while at work are required to undergo the WHMIS training program. This course provides information on how to identify and safely handle hazardous materials to maintain your safety and that of other workers.
Ontario employees should note that any construction-related work requires the regional “Working at Heights” (WAH) certification instead. Newfoundland and Labrador employees must undergo a minimum 2-day WorkplaceNL-approved “hands-on” training course.
Workers in the mining industry must be able to recognize different classes of dangerous goods, use the right means of containment, and follow the correct behaviour in case of an emergency. This comprehensive course in TDG teaches workers how to recognize and correctly communicate the nature and level of danger associated with specific chemicals, as well as how to transport them.
Almost all employees in the Mining sector may, at one point, be required to enter and work in very limited spaces. This awareness course is designed to help you evaluate a confined space and its ventilation so that you may conduct your tasks safely even in these potentially hazardous environments.
Miners are often required to conduct work-related tasks through H2S zones. Hydrogen Sulfide (or H2S) is a poisonous gas that can be fatal if not handled properly. This course gives you information about identifying, measuring, and working with H2S, while also outlining potential hazards and safety precautions.
It is inevitable that during mining activities, the soil profile is altered, thus resulting in the disturbance of the ground. Employees involved in the mining sector must undergo ground disturbance safety training in order to have a better understanding of the risks and hazards involved. This course helps workers acknowledge the hazards of ground disturbance, as well as how to control and prevent any accident.
The second most common cause of injury in Mining has to do with the incorrect use of equipment. This course draws your attention to the importance of properly turning off dangerous machinery or power sources to maintain a safe environment at work. Its focus is the lockout-tagout procedure, which you can learn in order to secure perilous equipment while it is not in use.
Power sources and electrical equipment can become hazardous when placed and used inside a mine. This awareness course is designed for those who work around electricity and provides a set of safety measures that can be applied to avoid electricity-related injury.
Some fire-related disasters can be prevented or minimized when workers are familiar with the proper use of fire extinguishers. In this safety course, you’ll learn how to differentiate between different types of fires and how to use the correct class of extinguisher in the event of an emergency.
Very little can happen in mining without electricity. From drilling equipment and powered shovels to fixed and mobile conveyors, most equipment requires electrical power. In order to keep work safe, miners should be aware of electricity hazards, including arc flash. This course is designed for workers with little or no electrical training, but who may be required to perform activities near electrical equipment.
The majority of work-related Mining accidents can be avoided or mitigated through the proper use of personal protective equipment (or PPE). This course teaches you about the different types of protective equipment for your upper body, lower body, and head, as well as about correct use and maintenance.
4% of the total number of employees, employed in the mining sector, experience injuries at work, most of them due to lack of training in hazard identification and control. This course focuses on identifying and controlling hazards, as well as how to report them or refuse work if you don't consider it safe.
Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (NORM) such as Uranium, Thorium, and the by-products associated with their decay are commonly found in mines. This training program teaches you how to recognize NORM and work safely in an environment where such substances are present.
Respirable dust and airborne toxic substances are pressing concerns for almost all workers in the Mining industry. This course focuses on the proper use and maintenance of protective equipment, which can help you shield yourself from long-term illnesses of the respiratory system.
Excessive physical effort, poor ventilation, and the use of machinery inside a mine can all contribute to an unusually high body temperature. This course draws your attention to the dangers of prolonged exposure to heat and provides information that can help you better manage heat stress.
How it works
The process is actually very simple. Simple as 1, 2, 3
Purchase the Training
Find the training programs that you would like to provide to your workers and input the number of programs that you’d like to buy.
Instantly assign training programs to your workers through our platform.
When a worker pass an exam, you will immediately receive a certificate which you can download and print.
How eSafetyFirst Can Help Your Business
With many years of experience, thousands of companies working with us, and an open ear to our customers’ feedback, we ensure a user-friendly environment so that any person with an internet connection can benefit from our services.
Easy-to-Use Invitation System
Invite your entire workforce within minutes. Using our system, all you have to do is to type in their First & Last Name as well as an email address and they are good to go. Do you have workers without an email address? No worries; you can still train them using our second option specifically designed for them.Train my workers
Certificates of training and digital credentials are automatically awarded to your workers upon successful completion of their training. As a employer, you’ll have the ability to view and print certificates at any time.Add your workers
Frequently Asked Questions
All our courses are compliant with OHS and the CSA Standards which the Worker Compensation Boards follow. However, there are some courses which also require the hands-on practice and evaluation, on top of the theoretical training and evaluation which is offered by the online training.
For these courses, we have included, in our training modules and in their respective resources section, an operator evaluation checklist which you can use to assist you with this hands-on practice and evaluation. This part of the training is done offline and has to be workplace specific and as such, it is not something that we are able to offer.
Once you finish with your checkout process, you will immediately be credited with the courses that you have purchased. You can then use the “Invite New Users” function or the “Group Training” option, depending on your preferred method of training, to assign the courses to your workers.
No. Each email used in the invitational process has to be unique for each person taking the course.
If your workers do not have an email address, you can use the invitation function for workers without an email address, by clicking “Yes” in the checkbox near the question “DO YOU HAVE WORKERS WITHOUT EMAIL ADDRESS?”. This will open a different invitation process that does not use email addresses for.
Yes. Please note that you do, however, have to log out after each session so the next worker can login using his personal details.
To log out from an account, you will have to click “My Account” from the top right corner of the website and once you are in your user control panel, click the “Log out” button.
Workers invited to take a course will have up to one year to complete their training so this should offer them plenty of time to do it.
Yes. When you pause a course, a bookmark will be left to that slide / module. You can later resume from there or chose to start from the beginning of the module.
If your workers are invited in an individual training system (they do the training from their own account), they will have unlimited exam attempts.
If your workers are participating in a group training, they will have one re-attempt per module. This is to prevent the entire group from waiting for certain individuals that are not paying attention to the training session.
Not at this moment. All our courses are online.