Extracting raw materials is necessary for our economy and our way of life, but it’s also necessary for mines to place themselves on a de-carbonization pathway that achieves standards and emissions targets. This week’s Blog takes a look at what steps the Canadian mining industry needs to take to keep up with this rapidly changing world, and how the adoption of clean energy can help.
Canadian Mining’s Future Depends on Millennials and Diversity: The Industry Can Only Succeed If We All Work Together
Millennials will soon become the largest percentage of the mining industry’s workforce, and they will be sure to shake up the status quo. This week’s Blog takes a look at this growing workforce demographic and what industry can do to attract – and then retain – it in order to lessen the impact of worker shortages.
Dr. Farrell Cahill, PhD, explores the etiology and management of acute and chronic health conditions to improve occupational and non-occupational performance. With 17 years of research experience, he has published 26 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals and over 50 abstracts at national and international conferences. Within the occupational health and safety industry, Dr. Cahill and his colleagues specialize in the development of defendable Physical Employment Standards (PES) and Bona Fide Occupational Requirements (BFORs). Dr. Cahill was the first to develop a BFOR for the offshore oil and gas industry. He holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Kinesiology with a PhD in Medicine.
Cannabis and Contractors – What You Need to Know Written by Anne-Sophie Tétreault at Cognibox Impairment in the workplace is nothing new. However, it gained increased relevance last October when Canada legalized the use of recreational cannabis. According to a recent survey from the Government of Canada, 8 per cent of people surveyed reported using […]
With marijuana legalization now a reality in Canada, those industry investors traditionally attracted to the junior mining space now have a secondary option in cannabis. But can the cannabis industry be the only reason for the witnessed mass exodus of investors out of mining? This week’s Blog takes a look at the effect cannabis is having on mining investment and how the industry is adapting.
Silicon Valley to Vancouver; Why Canadian mining companies are collaborating with cloud architecture tech companies in Silicon Valley
Vancouver is home to some of the largest mining companies in the world and the need for digital mining solutions is leading these companies towards Silicon Valley in search of cloud computing and analytics technologies to optimize production and – ultimately – expand margins. This week’s Blog takes a look at this new age of mining data collection and what is being done with all that information.
What happens when one of the world’s most trusted precious metal refiners teams up with a Canadian blockchain tech-solutions company? The answer is next level transparency for gold buyers and brands that are looking to source conflict free materials. This week’s Blog takes a look at the benefits of MIMOSI for Responsible Sourcing, a tool that can equip companies in higher-risk industries – such as mining – to commit to responsible sourcing, as well as possess a single source of truth for provenance.
Preparing for Emergencies: Are Your Contractors as Safe as Your Employees? How to protect your contractors as effectively as your own employees
Even with the best prevention measures, an emergency will arise. And even though your employees might be well-versed and up to date with your latest emergency response measures, can you say the same about your contract workers? This week’s Blog takes a look at some of the steps you can take to help ensure that all of the workers at your site make it home safe at the end of the day.
While mining exploration may grab all the attention and headlines because of its comparative ‘sexiness’, there are huge challenges in mineral processing that are still waiting to be solved, which – if addressed – could result in significant improvements in throughput, revenue, and profitability. This week’s Blog takes a look at milling optimization and at how you can find ways to maximize uptime and throughput, while balancing against associated costs in order to impact your company’s bottom line.
In regard to its vast abundance of natural resources, Canada is considered around the world as a treasure trove. That being said, the Canadian resource industry is often mired in the past as it relates to innovation, particularly as it organizes, commercializes, and collects as it brings those resources to market. This week’s Blog takes a look at how blockchain can be used to greatly improve this situation and how it is able to streamline many of the inefficiencies that currently impact the transfer of information.