Modern mines have rigorous safety procedures. Mines in Canada, in particular, are veritable havens when it comes to safe work conditions compared to those in China, Africa and South America—places notorious for their blatant disregard for miner safety. Despite the high standards, though, Canada’s mining industry still faces some safety issues that must be addressed on a constant basis.
Mining Health, Safety, and Prevention Review
Ontario recently concluded a year-long mining health and safety review led by the province’s Chief Prevention Officer, George Gritziotis. The review’s results, which involved input from an advisory group comprised of mining, labour, health, and safety representatives, were released in Sudbury on April 15, 2015, and detailed several recommendations on how to make the underground mining sector safer overall.