Canadian Mining Journal

  • News

    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.

  • Feature

    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.

  • Feature

    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…

  • Feature

    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….

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    Health and safety are about prevention and response

    April 1, 2015 by Peter Kavanagh

    Mining companies in Canada have invested millions of dollars in developing safety management systems to support personal safety, process safety and literally transform workplace culture.

  • News

    INQUEST: Look into double fatality at Stobie to begin April 20

    January 7, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    SUDBURY, Ontario – The Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario announced yesterday that an inquest will begin on April 20 into the deaths of Jason Chenier and Jordan Fram. The inquest is expected to last 10 days, and the jury is may make…

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    SAFETY: A life saving model for oil sands operations

    December 4, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    CALGARY – Injuries to workers in the oil sands are on the decline, but using data analysis tools and making some cultural shifts can help make workers even safer, says a new report released today from Visser Deloitte.