Canadian Mining Journal

  • Feature

    Shaking up safety culture

    May 1, 2016 by Bill Braden

    At a recent crew change heading up to Kennady Diamond’s Kelvin camp northeast of Yellowknife, a dozen or so geologists, camp workers and a cook milled around the loading bay at the Air Tindi hangar. Pallets of fresh food and

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    Patrolling the ice road in the frozen North is a ‘safety first’ occupation

    May 1, 2016 by Richard Jalbert

    Does living and working on Canada’s Ice Highway appeal to everyone? The obvious answer is “NO,” because the word “ice” is in its name. And, as many people in Canada would probably agree, that’s something they could easily live without.

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    Remote systems provide safer approach to mining

    May 1, 2016 by Russell Noble

    Owning and operating one of the larger gold mines in Canada involves far more than producing gold at a rate that earns the miner an international status for being a world-class producer. In fact, gold is almost secondary when it

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    Containing fuels and lubricants is always critical

    May 1, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Tanks and drums containing hazardous and flammable liquids require secondary and tertiary protection to prevent a potential incident. That should be obvious, but, unfortunately, it all-too-often takes an incident to drive home the importance of keeping potentially deadly chemicals like

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    COPPER: Copper Mountain earns second consecutive safety award

    April 19, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – Vancouver’s Copper Mountain Mining Corp. has won British Columbia’s Edward Prior Award for the second year in a row, thanks to the exemplary safety record at its Copper Mountain copper mine. Established 50 years ago by the

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    SAFETY: Norguard partners with Pacesetter Sales

    April 14, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SUDBURY, Ontario –  After having experienced double-digit growth over the course of the last year, Canada-based Norguard Industries, a leading provider of fall protection equipment has partnered with the well-established safety and industrial specialists at Pacesetter Sales & Associates. Founded

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    SAFETY: Norcat to host mine rescue event

    March 14, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SUDBURY, Ontario – Northern Centre for Advanced Technology (Norcat) will host the Ontario mine rescue competition at the Onaping training mine on June 6-10. The annual event draws rescue teams, mining companies, and officials and eager spectators. They will witness

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    Lily, Katanga disasters underline a stark reminder on mine safety

    March 10, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER – Twin disasters at two large-scale mining operations in Africa serve as a stark reminder that the number one priority in mining – and any industrial business that deals with heavy equipment and large job sites – shouldn’t be production metrics,

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    SAFETY: Tingley brings protective gear options to Canada

    February 10, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC CITY, February 8, 2016 – Tingley Rubber Corporation, a leading provider of protective footwear and clothing, is expanding into Canada to provide its range of unique protective solutions to a growing and dynamic market. Tingley has opened a sales

  • LAW: Ontario mine safety updates to take effect

    November 30, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal

    TORONTO – Ontario is ready to implement three recommendations to the Occupational Health and Safety Act made by the provincial Mining, Health, Safety and Prevention Review committee following the death of two workers at Vale’s Stobie nickel mine in June

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    SAFETY: Driver killed when haul truck flips

    November 25, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal

    AUSTRALIA – It can’t be easy to flip a large haul truck, but it did happen in September at Hanking Gold’s Cornishman open pit, and the operator was killed. He fell 3.75 metres to the hard packed, rocky ground. The

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    DRILLS: Atlas Copco adds more safety to Diamec Smart series

    November 10, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal

    STOCKHOLM – Atlas Copco has introduced core drilling rigs that eliminate many of the hazardous operations for mines involved in underground core drilling. The risk of handling inner tubes and drill rods, while extracting core samples, is a well-known problem