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General Mines Safety Awareness Course Required for all SMA Member Mine Contracted Employees

Beginning April 1, 2019, the General Mine Safety Awareness Training Course is required for contracted employees working at Saskatchewan Mining Association Member Sites. This requirement extends across all Saskatchewan Nutrien sites. This training requirement will not only provide common provincial training standards for all Nutrien contracted employees, but also ensures consistency of safety training courses. 

The General Mine Safety Awareness Course offered by the Northern Strands Training division is offered with instructor support in a classroom environment or on site. The program provides an overview of mine safety through 13 modules over 14 hours. These modules include:

  • Saskatchewan Mining Regulations and Employment Act
  • Hazard recognition
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Safe use of hand and power tools
  • Safe use of scaffolding and ladders
  • Controlled energy
  • Fire safety
  • Environmental safety
  • Reporting incidents
  • Ground control awareness
  • Self-rescue techniques
  • Asbestos awareness
  • Fit for duty and drug and alcohol testing.

After completing the course you will be issued a General Mine Safety Awareness Training certificate, valid for three (3) years. 

Contact us at (306) 242-7073 or email for more information about the 

General Mine Safety Awareness Training Course or any of the other courses we offer! 

Bin Safe System Wins Manitoba Ag Days Farm Safety Feature First Place Award

The first few months of 2019 have been great for the Northern Strands' Bin Safe System! 

As a first year innovative & farm safety product at Manitoba Ag Days, the Bin Safe System was awarded first place in the Farm Safety category for the 2019 year! Including the Farm Safety Feature First Place Award at Manitoba Ag Days, the Bin Safe System has been recognized in a number of articles and won the First Place Innovation Award at the Red Deer Alberta Agri-Trade Show.

Articles recognizing the Northern Strands' Bin Safe System include:

The Northern Strands' patent pending Bin Safe System is a cutting edge product designed to protect farm workers from a fall while climbing or accessing a bin for repairs or inspections. For more information about how the Bin Safe System operates, you can watch our informational video here! 

Contact our Bin Safe System Representative 

Martin Toews
Cell Phone: (306) 441-6845


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