Report: APP CMHS Project 1

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2.2.2. Safety

Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate – (LTIFR) the number of lost time injuries per one million hours worked has been around 16.9 and the lost time injuries per year has been about 13.

Similar to the Australian context each province in Canada has its own specific legislation that applies to the mining industry for that province. In Alberta, the mining industry is regulated by The Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Act, Regulation and Code. This is generic occupational health and safety legislation with a specific section relating to mining within the code. It is largely prescriptive though with some allowance for the use of professional engineers to determine best practice. British Columbia has a specific Act and Regulations for the mining industry that covers coal and other materials.

Training is seen as a key safety strategy for ensuring that personnel are competent and work in a safe manner. Training and induction covers company safety policies, underground mining principles and on the job hands on training in those mining techniques. Refresher training occurs after one month and evaluation of competence is conducted by the underground foreman. Specific training is provided for first aid, mines rescue and geology.

Tags and tag boards are provided for positive identification and location of mine workers.

There is some minimal use of safety preventative measures such as auditing and recording and reporting of near hit incidents.

Mines rescue teams are trained and practice at regular periods using real life simulations in the use of breathing apparatus, first aid, fire fighting, underground rescue and rope rescue.

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