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Fostering a Risk Mindset Written by Ward Metzler, Director, dss+ Thirty-five years ago, a chemical exposure at a plant where I was working resulted in the death of one of my colleagues. In the weeks and months that followed, safety became paramount. There was a new focus on educating employees on the dangers of the […]
Known around the globe for its rich natural resources and extensive mining activities, Canada is celebrated as a leader in sustainable mining. Yet, severe weather events can significantly impact mining operations, posing various risks that disrupt productivity, compromise worker safety and lead to expensive delays. This week’s Blog discusses three such scenarios.
Site safety and efficiency are two of the main reasons why spraying haul roads is common practice. Yet the equipment used to wet the roads is often neither the safest nor most efficient option. This week’s Blog discusses the secret to find the ideal solution – the design of the water tank and spraying system.
Mining is a high-tech, constantly evolving industry that requires a highly skilled workforce, and we need mining to build a safer, greener, and more connected world. This week’s Blog from the Mining Industry Human Resources Council looks at some of the various wage subsidy programs that help recruit, retain, and develop the mining workforce of the future.
Given the abrasive nature of the product being pumped, slurry pumping is a great example where operation and maintenance costs can rapidly overtake and exceed the initial procurement cost of the equipment. But that does not always need to be the case. This week’s Blog from Schurco Slurry® discusses the benefit of using aftermarket parts to keep your pumps pumping!
In response to the economic disruption triggered by the global pandemic, many governments have incorporated a pivot to the green economy in their economic stimulus and tax relief response plans. This week’s Blog from DBRS Morningstar examines some of those plans and looks at what individual mining companies are doing to go green.
An underground gold mine closed since the 1940s probably isn’t the first place you’d expect to find a demonstration of cutting-edge drone mapping technology. Yet, in this unlikely setting, pioneering autonomous robots are taking mining cartography to new heights. This week’s Blog from Exyn Technologies explores the benefits of allowing autonomous aerial robots underground to take mining cartography to new heights.
Implementing a regular preventative maintenance schedule can help to increase safety during screen media change-outs. But sometimes breakdowns happen. In these cases, there are steps workers can take to reduce risk. Check out these tips from @MajorWire for safer screen media change-outs.
A reliable mining industry is vital to the well-being of society; the economy and our communities depend on it, yet mining sites are attractive targets for thieves and saboteurs. Because of this, intrusion protection is vital. This week’s Blog from Axis Communications discusses how innovations in edge devices are driving increasingly advanced capabilities within the realm of surveillance solutions and the importance of protecting what matters most.
Everyone deserves to work in a safe, respectful, and welcoming environment, yet sexual harassment and violence still occur in the mining workplace. A new initiative at the Mining Industry Human Resources Council looks to change that. This week’s Blog by MiHR discusses its Safe Workplaces for All education program and how it is working to make mining more inclusive for all.