All Safety articles

A haul truck is being loaded at one of Conuma Coal’s mines near Tumbler Ridge, B.C.
Education, Energy, Mines, Safety, Sustainability & environment, Technology Powering the future

The Coal Association of Canada supports the coal industry through challenges arising from innovation and advances in technology.

by Marie Milner
Winners of the Safe Day Everyday Award.
Mines, Safety What is Safety New View?

The AME Roundup 2019 featured surprise winners in the Safety Gold Awards and a presentation on Safety New View

by Peter Caulfield
Sandvik Mining equipment in an underground tunnel.
Mining Insider, Mines, Safety, Technology, Global Sandvik and Newtrax partner to provide digitalization for the underground metal mining industry

Digitalization will deliver world-class mining safety, efficiency, and productivity to underground metal mines

Giant tires on mining truck.
Products & equipment, Safety, Technology Innovation is alive and well at Kal Tire Mining Group

A combination of Kal Tire Mining Group’s leading indicators and electronic suggestion box bubbled up 70 ideas that improve safety, productivity and value.

by Timothy Fowler
Four staff members gather together at a display.
Safety, Technology Teleop solutions work to eliminate mine site dangers and inefficiencies

Hard-Line’s Teleop Control System, along with Auto, Multi, and Auto X upgrades, increases efficiency and productivity in mining operations.

Mining Association logo.
Mining Insider, Mines, Safety, British Columbia, Global MAC releases strengthened tailings management guide

The Tailings Management Guide raises the bar for the safe operation, management and closure of tailings facilities.

Shown here are the JAWS and SmartView systems, which provide simple solutions to underground mine safety.
Mines, Products & equipment, Safety, Global A simplistic approach to safety—Jannatec’s JAWS platform promotes underground mine safety

The Jannatec Advanced Warning System aims to eliminate underground mining vehicle accidents.

BC Minister George Heyman makes a statement on Mount Polley
Mining Insider, Mines, Safety, Sustainability & environment, British Columbia Minister’s statement about Mount Polley investigation

George Heyman is the British Columbia Environment and Climate Change Strategy Minister.

A helicopter is flying low in a snowy mountainous terrain.
Products & equipment, Safety, Global RECCO Advanced Rescue Technology

RECCO hopes its Advanced Rescue Technology will spread worldwide, including in applications in mining industry safety

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Picture of water treatment system.
Mining Insider, Company Profiles, Products & equipment, Safety, Sustainability & environment, Global BluMetric wins $3.2 million Vale environmental engineering contract

Ottawa-based company, BluMetric Environmental Inc., is awarded a new contract to provide environmental engineering services to Vale Canada Limited.

An areal photo of Alloycorp's Avanti Kitsault project, located 120 kilometres north of Terrace, B.C.
Exploration, Safety, British Columbia, Quebec Forward thinking is key for Alloycorp Mining, Inc.

Alloycorp Mining Inc. is moving fearlessly forward with social and technological innovations that are essential tools in navigating the new mining landscape

by Jessica Kirby
Fireman wearing respirator and making the 'thumbs up' sign
Mining Insider, Education, Minerals, Mines, Safety, British Columbia B.C. Mine Rescue teams battle for top spot in Smithers

Teams from throughout the province competed in the 60th annual Mine Rescue and First Aid Competition in Smithers, B.C.

Mining truck
Mining Insider, Mines, Safety, British Columbia Greenhills wins Canadian mine safety award

Greenhills wins Canadian mine safety award at CIM 2015 Convention Gala.

Michael Layton (l) and Jim Nelson (r)
Safety, Saskatchewan Safety award for Boart Longyear

The Saskatchewan Mining Association recognized the company for a zero injury rate in its drilling operations.

by Kevin Miller
HDPE Fusing for Mine Dewatering Project.
Company Profiles, Mines, Products & equipment, Safety, Technology, Alberta, British Columbia Canadian Dewatering L.P. provides full-service fluid-management services

Canadian Dewatering L.P. provides full-service fluid-management services

by Jessica Kirby
Coal Mountain Operations mine rescue team and their supporters accept the provincial award for Best Surface Rescue Team in B.C. at the East Kootenay Zone mine rescue competition earlier this year.
Safety, British Columbia Teck’s Coal Mountain surface mine rescue team wins

Teck's Coal Mountain Operations was the winner in the Surface Mine Rescue category at the 58th Annual Mine Rescue and First Aid Competition.

by Karen Kornelsen
a book cover with a photo of a group of people outdoors
Products & equipment, Safety PDAC’s Field Safety Pocket Guide is a valuable tool

Health and safety are priorities for PDAC, which is why it has developed tools like the Field Safety Pocket Guide for those working in exploration.

by Karen Kornelsen
Photo of truck
Company Profiles, Safety, British Columbia Guardian First Aid Service provides essential services

Guardian First Aid Service has been providing essential services in and around the East Kootenay region of B.C. since 2003.

by Karen Kornelsen
Safety The new push for health and safety in mining

A general manager for a safety consulting firm says mining companies need to revamp their safety programs and procedures.

by Tim Gardner
Line Creek Mine Rescue team stands in wait for the high angle rope task at the Elkford Fire Department.
Education, Safety, British Columbia East Kootenay mine rescue and first aid teams show they’re well prepared

The 91st annual East Kootenay Mine Rescue and First Aid Competition was hosted at Elkford fire hall.

by Brielle Will
Photo of plasma and drilling machine
Mines, Products & equipment, Safety, British Columbia Let the good times roll

Kevin McCormick, a director for the Mining Suppliers Association, believes a northern B.C. mining boom may last 25 to 40 years.

by Tim Gardner
Safety, British Columbia Ongoing safety training at Teck

The number of reported injuries at Teck's Elk Valley coal operations in 2011 was at an all-time low.

by Breanne Massey
Products & equipment, Safety Communication can save lives

Thanks to constantly evolving satellite communications technology, GeoPro LBS Inc. has developed the GeoPro, a two-way satellite text-messaging device.

by Trevor Crawley