Canadian Mining Journal

  • 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

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    SAFETY: Western Australia launches code for autonomous mining systems

    September 17, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    WESTERN AUSTRALIA – Earlier this week Western Australia mining minister Bill Marmion approved the world’s first safety code of practice for autonomous mining systems.

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    A look at how mobile apps can improve mine safety

    September 1, 2015 by Michael Benedict

    Mine operators have become increasingly sophisticated in developing safety programs that protect workers and overall operations.

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    SAFETY: Latest fatality is woman at Holt gold mine

    May 25, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    St Andrew Goldfields sadly reported the death of one of its workers on May 23 at the Holt gold mine 45 km northeast of Kirkland Lake, ON. Alexie Dallaire-Vincent, 22, was involved in a fatal rail haulage accident.

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    SAFETY: Long-awaited Ontario mine safety review released

    April 15, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – The Ontario government’s long-awaited Mining Health, Safety and Prevention Review was officially released this morning, April 15, 2015, in Sudbury. It was released by provincial labour minister Kevin Flynn.

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    A look at mine safety and what’s being done to make it a priority

    April 1, 2015 by Russell Noble

    What’s more important than mine safety?

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    A well structured safety management system

    April 1, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Safety plays a significant role in all industries, affecting both reputation and bottom line, but it is particularly vital to the extractives sector. Unfortunately, when it comes to building and sustaining a culture of safety, some mining…

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    Volunteers are considered to be the elite miners

    April 1, 2015 by Meg Parker*

    Mine rescue volunteers are considered elite miners; the best at performing difficult tasks under difficult conditions underground. But, regardless if they’re volunteers or not, they are no less susceptible to the dangers that all workers…

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    Proactive safety programs provided to help protect workers at the face

    April 1, 2015 by Alun Price Jones, Ryan R. Lyle and Steve Wrixon*

    In the course of new mine construction or of expanding mine workings, the mine development crews are the first to encounter the realities of stress-related strain behaviour of the rock.

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    Worker safety and the courts

    April 1, 2015 by Madeleine Lowenberg

    Advances in mine safety take many forms. Two recent court decisions demonstrate a willingness to enforce the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and its regulations by imposing jail terms against those who violate the legislation….