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Clean Air Focus of Mining Blitz

McGuinty Government Committed To Preventing Workplace Illness

  • Issued: October 17, 2011
  • Content last reviewed: October 2011
  • See also: Backgrounder | Mining


Ontario will target hazards affecting clean air in underground mines across the province.

In October and November, a mining safety blitz will check ventilation systems and diesel equipment to ensure mine workers have an adequate supply of clean air. The blitz will focus on:

  • maintenance of ventilation systems and diesel equipment; and
  • workplace air sampling by employers.

Protecting mine workers is part of the government's continued commitment to prevent workplace injuries and illness through its Safe at Work Ontario strategy.


  • Since 2008, Ontario safety inspectors have made more than 266,000 field visits and conducted 34 inspection blitzes.
  • Inspectors have issued more than 425,000 compliance orders since 2008.


Blitz Targets Mine Ventilation Hazards

Read more about Ontario’s Safe at Work Ontario strategy to improve workplace safety.

Learn about the ministry’s Mining Sector Plan 2011-2012.

Matt Blajer, Communications Branch, 416-326-7405
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