Canada continues to set the standard for the rest of the world when it comes to operating safely in mining and exploration. By understanding the risks and acting to provide appropriate training and education for workers, companies can improve the health and safety conditions for their employees. Our Spring 2011 issue will focus on safety.

Recent Safety articles

A fire burns into the air
Education, Safety, British Columbia Fire, cows and a whole lot of miners

See a collection of exceptional photos from the 62nd Mine Rescue and First Aid Competition in Kimberley, B.C.

by Kyle Born
The team of Axis Mountain Technical specializes in working in challenging locations, such as this mountaintop.
Company Profiles, Exploration, Mines, Safety, British Columbia Extreme construction: Mountain edition

The partners of Axis Mountain Technical share similar values, working styles and perseverance through the extremes.

by Jillian Clark
Picture of battery-powered underground vehicle.
Mining Insider, Mines, Products & equipment, Safety, Global Goldcorp debuts “all-electric” mine—eliminates diesel usage

Eliminating diesel will make a huge improvement to working conditions by removing diesel particulate and other gases like NOX and SO2 from the workplace.

Silhouette of man standing in mine tunnel.
Mining Insider, Education, Mines, Safety Shift Rescue breathes new life into mining industry

Focus FS introduces revolutionary under oxygen mine rescue incident application

Illumagear’s Halo Light.
Products & equipment, Safety The Halo Light guides the way

See and be seen with Illumagear’s Halo Light.

by Kyle Born
Mercury and gold amalgamation in a ball
Mines, Safety Canadian institute helps developing countries get maximum mining benefit

Our work is guided by our mission: To improve, in a measurable way, the ability of developing countries to manage and benefit from their natural resources.

by Peter Caulfield
Picture of man wearing hi-vis vest and hardhat, standing on hill with mountains in background.
Mining Insider, Mines, Safety, British Columbia MAC’s tailings management requirements strengthened

Immediately following the Mount Polley tailings incident in 2014, MAC’s Tailings Working Group initiated a full review of the tailings management components.

A man waling along a holding tank checking to see if there are leaks.
Products & equipment, Safety, Technology, Global Liquid Integrity Systems leak detecting technology

Solar-powered, wireless technology provides flexible protection and real-time leak analysis.

by Jillian Clark
Picture of construction working using iPad on construction site.
Mining Insider, Products & equipment, Safety, Technology, Global Caterpillar introduces “The Age of Smart Iron” digital technology

“The Age of Smart Iron” describes Caterpillar’s strategy to be the industry leader bringing digital solutions designed to improve productivity and safety.

Polaris' new all-terrain vehicle, The Rampage.
Mining Insider, Safety, Technology, Global Polaris Rampage helps Canada assert its northern sovereignty

The Polaris Rampage, an amphibious, all-terrain, all-season, global-reach platform was deployed in support of Canadian Operation Nunalivut.

Fleet of simulators in a large room.
Mining Insider, Mines, Safety, Technology, Global PT Freeport Indonesia invests in largest operator training simulator deal of 2015

PT Freeport Indonesia’s underground operation has added an additional fleet of simulators to develop and improve operator skills and safety at site.

Minister of Mines Bill Bennett responds to the Chief Inspector of Mines’ (CIM) investigation report.
Mining Insider, Mines, Safety, British Columbia BC Gov’t takes action on Chief Inspector of Mines’ recommendations on Mt Polley

New regulations and requirements will be introduced that will make B.C. a leader in safety standards.

Mike Hambalek, owner of Caliper Machine and Hydraulics Ltd.
Mining Insider, Company Profiles, Mines, Products & equipment, Safety, Global M&E story results in BBN live interview for Cranbrook-based company

Hambalek’s story about his company’s unique and innovative products was spotted by an eagle-eyed BNN reporter.

Picture of the Boart Longyear MDR700 underground coring rig.
Mining Insider, Exploration, Mines, Products & equipment, Safety, Technology, Global Boart Longyear launches MDR700, the next generation underground coring rig with advanced mobility

The MDR700 is a powerful rig that utilizes proven Boart Longyear underground exploration technology.

St. Andrew Goldfields Ltd. was one of Illumiti Business Transformation Studies.
Mining Insider, Safety, Global Illumiti and Vandrico launch MineSafe Smartwatch running on the SAP HANA Platform

The MineSafe Smartwatch is a tool to help miners identify and respond to potentially dangerous issues.

Teck Resources Limited announces the appointment of Lawrence Watkins as Vice President, Health and Safety.
Mining Insider, Mines, Safety, British Columbia, Global Teck announces appointment of Lawrence Watkins as Vice President, Health and Safety

Mr. Watkins’ experience in the mining industry includes exploration, major projects, surface and underground mining operations and closure.

Picture of worker using power tools.
Education, Safety, Global Building a culture of safety is a slow process

The recent safety report by the PDAC and AME BC reveals both positive changes and issues that need work.

by Peter Caulfield
Map of the proposed location of the Morrison Mine in B.C.
Mining Insider, Mines, Safety, British Columbia Morrison Mine must undergo further assessment

The current information regarding the mine does not inspire confidence that the project can sufficiently protect the environment.

Picture of Rio Tinto Aluminum Smelter in Kitimat, B.C.
Mining Insider, Safety, Sustainability & environment, British Columbia Rio Tinto re-opens modernized Kitimat aluminum smelter

After an extensive expansion and modernization program, the Rio Tinto Aluminum Smelter in Kitimat, B.C is re-opened.

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