April 15: Government Accepts Recommendations on Mine Safety
The government has accepted and will act on all 18 consensus recommendations made in the Mining Health, Safety and Prevention Advisory Group’s final report. The CPO will work with mining industry partners to prioritize and implement the final report’s recommendations, which include:
- Require employers to have formal water management programs to reduce hazards related to excess water in areas where miners are working
- Enhance ground control protection to track and monitor seismic activity
- Mandate that the MOL partner with employers and labour to conduct regular mining sector risk assessments
- Require employers to have plans in place to manage hazards such as silica and diesel exhaust that cause occupational illness.