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Too often, the adoption of new tools that could potentially help the bottom lines of the metals and mining industry lags behind the speed at which it is evolving. This week’s Blog takes a broad look at the industry and asks if it’s currently equipped to handle the pressure of inevitable change while also circumventing emerging risks and providing a high degree of accountability for stakeholders.
Mining companies in 2018 have access to more tools, more data, and more training than ever before in regard to safety and safety operations. But injury rates at Canadian mines are still on the rise. This week’s Blog takes a look at six possible reasons why this might be so and the steps the mining industry can take to reverse this trend, ensuring that all miners go home safe and injury-free at the end of the day.
Too often when Canadian miners think of ‘tougher’ as it relates to their work boots, it just means heavier, less flexibility, and more uncomfortable. This week’s Blog takes a look at STC Footwear and its efforts in making it easier and more comfortable to work on your feet without the sacrifice of protection or boot durability.
Before the 380 metre Superstack was built at the Copper Cliff Smelter Complex in Sudbury almost 40 years ago, the air was often thick with sour smelting emissions. Now with the iconic Superstack set for decommissioning and deconstruction in 2020, Vale has taken the next step in improving air quality around the smelter. This week’s Blog takes a look at the accomplishments of Vale Sudbury’s Clean AER Project and the work that it has done in reducing harmful emissions and greenhouse gases in the region.
One of the best approaches to creating a safety-first culture is by starting from the ground up and giving employees the tools to become aware of the their surroundings at all times. But is that enough? This week’s Blog takes a look at the concept of Continuous Improvement and how applying it to safety can have a tremendous impact on your company over time.
New technologies, such as augmented or mixed reality, are opening doors – both virtual and real – for the Canadian mining industry in regard to project engagement and community involvement. This week’s Blog takes a look at BGC Engineering’s Ada mixed reality software platform and how it is helping the residents of Yellowknife get up close and personal with the work being done underground at the Giant Mine.
In early January, the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame will be welcoming five individuals who have made lasting contributions to Canada’s mining industry. This week’s Blog takes a closer look at these inductees and the efforts they made in shaping the Canadian mining industry of today.
When you work in the mining industry, you are probably well aware of the many hazards scattered around the environment – particularly at ground level – and the critical importance of wearing work boots. This week’s Blog takes a look at STC Footwear and its recent advancements being made in protecting your feet, such as with its CHEMTECH® technology.
The Mining Industry Human Resource Council’s Gender Equity in Mining (GEM Works) Initiative helps mining companies foster an industry where both women and men can uncover the best opportunities to contribute and helps to ensure a rewarding career in the Canadian mining and minerals sector.In this week’s Blog, we take a look at the career of Vale’s Helen Francis and her efforts as a GEM Champion for the mining industry.
In less than a week, pot will be legal in Canada. And while it might not quite be reefer madness out there, the legalization of marijuana could still be risky business for Canadian mines, particularly since the understanding of what legalization means remains hazy and the rules vary from province to province. This week’s blog, originally published in the Spring 2018 issue of Canadian Mining Magazine, takes a peek at some of those risks and offers some advice in preparation for October 17.