April 1: Updated Mine Safety Regulation to Take Effect


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.