Canadian Mining Journal



  • Feature

    Arc-flash relays help mine reduce accidents

    July 31, 2012 by Mervin Savostianik*

    Mine operators are well aware of the need for ground-fault protection for mining equipment, which is covered by CSA Standard M421 Use of Electricity in Mines. This standard requires ground-fault-current limitation (typically achieved using…

  • Feature

    Taking the mining industry to a higher level of excellence

    February 1, 2012 by Vince Saporito & Frank M. Self*

    Is there room for improvement in safety, operational efficiency and standardization in the mining industry?

  • Feature

    Shaking Things Up

    February 1, 2012 by Iain Weir-Jones*

    ining operations, both open pit and underground, like the majority of large public and private enterprises, rely on the continuous operation of capital-intensive infrastructures to meet operational or production targets. However, unlike more…

  • News

    PERSPECTIVE: Safety first in action

    November 23, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    More than 500 workers were sent home from Xstrata Nickel’s Fraser and Nickel Rim South underground mines earlier this week as their employer declared a short “safety pause”. The decision was made after an increasing number of minor incidents in…

  • Feature

    Diavik’s mine rescue team wins overall championship

    October 1, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Diavik Diamond Mines Inc., operator of the Diavik Diamond Mine, NWT, is pleased to announce that its mine rescue team recently won the overall underground competition at the 10th National Western Regional Mine Rescue Competition held every two…

  • News

    SAFETY: Norguard launches Octoguard fall arrest harnesses

    September 27, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    SUDBURY, Ontario – Norguard, a leading designer and manufacturer of fall protection equipment, has launched a new lightweight ergonomic fall arrest harness line dubbed OctoguardTM.

  • Feature

    Seeing the Light

    September 1, 2011 by Bill Braden

    Earlier this summer, 15 mine rescuers in three teams responded instantly to the call from the 1,000-m level at Vale’s Stobie nickel mine in Ontario. They were at the accident scene within 80 minutes but, sadly, not in time to save two miners…

  • Feature

    Mine safety is for “sissies”

    August 1, 2011 by Russell Noble

    Mine safety is a topic I could talk about in almost every issue of the magazine. It’s something that I’m familiar with because unlike most people, I’ve actually been in mines and know first hand how potentially dangerous they can be.

  • News

    SAFETY ALWAYS: SAS reaches 1-M hours without lost time accident

    May 18, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – St Andrew Goldfields (SAS) of Toronto has reached a major safety milestone. Its employees at the East Timmins operations have worked 1.0 million personhours without a lost time accident.

  • Feature

    There’s no such title as “Just a Worker”

    May 1, 2011 by Russell Noble

    I’m often amazed but always gratified by the number of people who comment that they read an article in a recent issue and felt compelled to say how much they either enjoyed it or, didn’t!

  • News

    AWARD: Kirkland Lake Gold wins second safety excellence award in three years

    April 26, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    TORONTO – Kirkland Lake Gold has received the 2010 Award of Excellence in Safety for having the lowest year-end total medical injury frequency in its category, underground mines with 250 employees or more. The award was made by Health and…

  • News

    SEMINAR: Mine rescue and emergency management

    April 14, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania – Make plans now to attend the Mine Rescue & Emergency Management Seminar July 26-27, 2011. The conference will appeal to mining industry professionals seeking more effective emergency solutions.