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Maximizing operational safety for the mining industry

Employee health, occupational safety and plant safety are key topics for those who work in dangerous environments like mines. At Dräger, we put a focus on all elements of operational safety in order for you to avoid and mitigate mining hazards. Mining operational safety begins before a person even enters a mine.

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Occupational Health and Safety

There are numerous guidelines for occupational safety and health in the mining industry. Based on centuries of experience, they have led to a significant reduction of many risks and hazards. In the same regard, modern mining can now utilize innovative detection technology as well as effective personal protective equipment (PPE).

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Draeger Safety Canada Ltd.

2425 Skymark Ave, Unit 1
Mississauga, ON L4W 4Y6

+1 877-372-4371