Report: APP CMHS Project 1

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3.2.1. Coal Mining Workforce Safety, Skills and Training

3.2.1. Coal Mining Workforce Safety, Skills and Training

Though Canada has only two small underground coal mines, it does have programs in coal mining working safety, skills and training. For example the Nova Scotia Underground Mining Regulation 2008 is very detailed and prescriptive in job training program (Appendix E). The Regulation requires that:

  • Employer is required to have job training program

  • Job training program is reviewed

  • Examination, audit or injury into job training program are required

  • Evaluation of job training program is undertaken by Director

  • Records are kept for job training program

  • Employer at coal mine is required to file annual summary of job training program

  • Instructors for job training program and written job descriptions are required and available

  • Employees are to be trained in accordance with job training program and no untrained persons are allowed to work underground

  • Annual refresher course is required for mine workers

  • Training for mine rescue workers, supervisors, engineers and member of committee or representatives is required.

  • Qualifications are required for mine managers, supervisors, engineers, mine rescue workers and mine workers.

3.2.1. Coal Mining Workforce Safety, Skills and Training

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