Canadian Mining Journal



  • News

    SAFETY: Ontario meets zero fatality goal in 2016

    January 17, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SUDBURY, ON – Ontario Minister of Labour Kevin Flynn was recently in this northern mining town to announce new requirements to improve the health and safety of the province’s miner. At the same time, he confirmed there had been zero

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    HEALTH: Mining and metals health risk guidance from ICMM

    December 14, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    LONDON, U.K. – The International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) has released a new edition of its guidance on occupational health risk assessment (HRA). It provides practitioners with the information and tools they need to assess the health and

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    HEALTH: Inhaling aluminum dust may lead to later problems

    December 7, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    There was a time a few decades ago when hard-rock miners could look forward to respiratory problems after years underground. They suffered silicosis from inhaling silica particles. Gold miners and uranium miners in particular were hard hit. Thanks to modern

  • SAFETY: Cementation earns gold for safety

    November 4, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NORTH BAY:  Ontario-based contractor Cementation received a gold award at the Canada Occupation Safety Awards Gala in Toronto in October. The award recognizes the mine and facilities contracting and engineering firm as one of the safest employers in Canada for 2016

  • R & D: BacTech Environmental Engages Laurentian University for Ecuador Bioleach Study

    November 3, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    TORONTO: BacTech Environmental Corporation today announced that it has engaged the services of Laurentian University specifically, the Vale Living with Lakes Centre located in Sudbury, Ontario, to provide bioleach test work for concentrates collected in Ecuador. BacTech is investigating the use

  • AWARD: Cementation wins Safest Employer Award

    October 26, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NORTH BAY: Cementation Canada Inc. has been recognized as one of Canada’s Safest Employers for 2016. The gold award was recently presented to Cementation at the Canadian Occupational Safety Awards Gala, hosted by Canadian Occupational Safety and Thompson Reuter in

  • ENVIRONMENT: Goldcorp, Sandvik join efforts to build all-electric mine

    September 22, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SUDBURY: Mining companies and OEM suppliers alike strive to develop responsible mining practices, with safe and cost-effective production. One major step in this quest is to reduce diesel-powered equipment underground, which has a positive impact on environment, health and safety and

  • News

    SAFETY: RCT’s smart technology increases mine safety and productivity in China

    August 31, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Canadian-miner Eldorado Gold’s decision to deploy RCT’s smart technology at its White Mountain gold mine in northeastern China saw both the safety culture strengthen and mine productivity increase at the same time. Prior to implementing the new technology, White Mountain

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    SAFETY: Mine rescue competition kicks off in Sudbury

    August 22, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SUDBURY, ON – The 10th International Mines Rescue Competition kicked off in the heart of northern Ontario mining country Sunday night. Twenty-seven teams from 13 countries will be completing in the biennial event. This is the first IMRC to be

  • Feature

    Protecting workers against the sun’s UV rays helps avert skin disease and absenteeism

    August 1, 2016 by Matt Airhart

    As one of the larger mining nations on the planet, Canada ranks in the top five worldwide for extraction of 14 major metals and minerals; including potash, uranium, niobium, aluminum, cobalt, tungsten, platinum, nickel, salt, sulphur, titanium, diamonds, cadmium and

  • News

    SAFETY: Compass Minerals mine rescuers tops in Ontario

    June 13, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Mine rescue volunteers from Compass Minerals Goderich Mine were crowned with gold hard hats by Ontario Mine Rescue, a part of Workplace Safety North (WSN), as the overall winners of the 67th annual Provincial Mine Rescue Competition held recently in Sudbury. The

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    Hands off for (hand)some rewards

    May 1, 2016 by Russell Noble

    The thought of autonomous mining is a relatively new concept for many mining companies because it’s still considered a futuristic technology in the minds of many of today’s miners. Having an expensive piece of equipment working without an on-board operator