Advocating for Safer Diesel Legislation in our Underground Mines
The current Occupational Exposure Limit in Ontario for Diesel Particulate is set at a dangerously high level. This poses an unacceptable occupational disease risk to thousands of mine workers who are being exposed.
USW Local 6500 has partnered with the Center for Research in Occupational Safety and Health (CROSH) to combine advocacy with applied research. The Diesel Particulate Project’s objective is to provide education and awareness to our mine workers and their families to create meaningful change in our underground mines. Our team consists of occupational health and safety experts, researchers, labour activist, occupational hygienists, and worker compensation representatives.
Our mission is simple, bring the Occupational Exposure Limit for Diesel Particulate in Ontario to a safe, scientifically recommended level.