Underground mining, by its nature, presents a range of health and safety hazards that are different from those in other sectors. Some hazards, like ground instability, are inherent in the underground environment. Others are introduced through complex mining activities and processes, which bring potential hazards into the underground environment – including hazards from mobile equipment such as large vehicles that may limit visibility for the driver. Risks can increase as mines in Canada get deeper and more expansive. If these hazards are not managed properly using appropriate controls, they can result in serious traumatic injuries, occupational illnesses, and even death.
Levitt-Safety provides a number of safety products, services, and training, all designed to meet the unique needs of the mining industry. Contact us today for more information.