The mining industry faces multiple issues ranging from productivity concerns to supply-demand imbalances. There’s also a growing difficulty in recruiting young workers, while the current workforce continues to age. One crucial factor influencing the youth’s decision to pursue a career in the mines is safety in the workplace.
In Canada, however, mining safety isn’t much of a problem. In fact, according to an article in MiningNL.com, the Canadian mining industry’s record on lost time accidents is among the lowest worldwide. Usually thought of as one of the most dangerous occupations, mining is actually one of the safest heavy industries in Canada.