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Careers in Mining: Health & Safety

MSI PRESENTS: HEALTH & SAFETY Infographic series Part 4: Careers in Mining HEALTH & SAFETY REGULATIONS: The Mines Act and the Mine Health, Safety and Reclamation Code for Mines in British Columbia In Canada, the regulation of mining (the Code) provide very specific health & safety code requirements that must be followed at every mine, including sand and gravel pits and aggregate quarries. activities falls under provincial/territorial government jurisdiction. These regulations allow mine inspectors to go beyond the minimum requirements of the Code to ensure a safe working environment, both in mine permitting (before a mine is allowed to operate), and in ongoing mine inspections and MSHA works cooperatively with industry, labor, and other Federal and state agencies to improve safety and health audits. conditions for all miners in the United States. The United States Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) develops and enforces safety and health rules for all U.S. mines, and provides technical, educational and other types of assistance to mine operators. MSHA's responsibilities are spelled out in the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 (Mine Act), as amended by the Mine Improvement and New Emergency Response (MINER) Act of 2006. MAJOR DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES OF A HEALTH & SAFETY PROFESSIONAL Develop, implement, and facilitate the safety and health management system of a mining company Develop review and implement safe work plans, ensuring risks are managed Conduct audits and inspect the application and effectiveness of policies, procedures and controls in the field Provide expertise on site safety programs, emergency responses, fire control systems, and personal protective equipment Safety and health while treated as seperate disciplines are nonetheless significantly interdependent. The Goal: Zero Occupational Harm INNOVATIONS IN HEALTH & SAFETY RFID Tagging: Tracks the location Tele-mining: Remote-controlled mining equipment of miners while unrderground Fatigue-measuring Watch: Gas Detection Devices: Monitors gas Determines whether a miner is fit for work concentrations in real-time Felix Capsule: Used in 2010 Copiapó mine Risk-area Mapping: Identifies geotechnical hazards and safe areas rescue CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN HEALTH & SAFETY Health & Safety Coordinators/Supervisors Provide on-site expertise and assistance in one or more of the following: Mine Rescue First Aid 1. EMERGENCY RESPONSE Firefighting 2. REGULATORY COMPLIANCE Fall Protection Confined Space Entry Isolation 3. SPECIALIST PROGRAMS Cranes and Lifting Ground Control 4. RISK ASSESSMENT Health & Safety Superintendents Implement and refine specific components of the health and safety systems. Health & Safety Managers Provide strategic direction and review for site H&S management systems, ensure standards, policies and guidelines are functioning, effective and meeting targets. Health & Safety Directors/ VPs Ensure appropriate positions have been assigned for overall coordination, implementation and monitoring of H&S activities. GOVERNMENT ROLES In British Columbia, Canada, the Inspector of Mines has an annual salary range of $58,338.28 - $72,864.02 75th % 50th % 25th % 70k 86k 102k HEALTH & SAFETY COORDINATOR A HEALTH & 103k 120k 134k SAFETY MANAGER CANADA WITH 10 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE USA 120k 129k 150k EARNS: SOURCES: https://www.nrcan.ge.ca/mining-materials/policy/legislation-regulations/8726 http://www.mndm.gov.on.ca/en/mines-and-minerals/mining-act http://www.msha.gov/MSHAINFO/FactSheets/MSHAFCT1.HTM http://web.cim.org/safety/menuPage.cfm?menu 14 http://www.oma.on.ca/en/ontariomining/resources/Minalliance_10o_innovations_en.pdf https://www.icmm.com/document/4800 http://www.acareerinmining.ca/en/Career%20Profile%20Salary/healthsafetycoordinator.asp http://careerminer.infomine.com/considering-a-career-in-health-and-safety-management-in-mining-wha t-does-it-involve-and-what-can-you-expect-to-earm/imore-1080 http://www.unbe.ca/assets/careercentre/postings/be_public_svc_inspector_of_mines_hs.pdf 2905-77 KING STREET WEST TORONTO DOMINION CENTRE www.MINESTAFFING.COM EMineStaffing TORONTO, ON MSKIHI MINE STAFFING +(416)849-2243 INTERNATIONAL +1(416)849-2238

Careers in Mining: Health & Safety

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Part 4: Learn about different careers and innovations in Health & Safety and the goal of zero occupational harm in the mining industry.

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