MINING SAFETY

Mining has a wide range of health and safety hazards that are different from those in other industries. Hazards are introduced through the mining processes, machinery and mobile equipment such as large vehicles. Risks can increase as mines in general get deeper and more expansive. If these hazards are left unchecked, the resulting hazards can cause serious injuries, death or occupational illness.

RESPIRATORY PROTECTION

Respiratory hazards, including oxygen-deficient atmospheres and airborne contaminants like dusts, gases, and fumes, pose a real threat to workers. Protect your workers by filtering hazardous particles from the air, purifying the air, or supplying clean air from an outside source. Since respirators provide such a vital function, they’re one of the most important pieces of a worker’s safety.

PORTACOUNT

Simplify your fit test program with one consistent and objective fit testing experience across any respirator you use. SCBA masks, Air Purifying Respirators (APRs), and N95s for medical calls can all be fit tested with the PortaCount platform.

Achieve a better respirator fit for more staff in less time. The PortaCount Fit Tester boosts your productivity by making the entire respirator training and fit testing process more efficient.

Fast effective fit testing

Run multiple fit testing’s in one session

Fit checks all respiratory masks

10% of all workers fall victim to exposure to harmful substances or environment

Source: WSIB Enterprise Information Warehouse as of Feb. 29, 2016 (Note: The data is not fully mature and is subject to change. WSIB considers data to be year end as of March 31 of the following year reported). RG 110, 113, 119  WSNMAR2016.

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