April 1: Updated Mine Safety Regulation to Take Effect

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The province has updated the Operations of Mines Regulation. Changes to the regulation were developed after an extensive review and consultation process and take effect April 1. Highlights:

  • Stronger limitations on tethering workers to remote-controlled equipment
  • Stricter safety procedures when workers use water or other potentially dangerous substances near molten material
  • Specific instruction for inspection and maintenance of raise climbers and the location of underground refuge stations
  • Stronger requirements on ventilating emissions from mobile equipment underground
  • Updated technical standards for roll-over and falling-object protection on vehicles.