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Canadian Mineral Exploration Health & Safety Survey

Jan 05, 2011

The PDAC and the Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia (AME BC) are conducting the Canadian Mineral Exploration Health & Safety Survey for exploration work conducted in 2012. The survey aims to capture all work carried out by mineral exploration companies, mining companies with exploration projects, government geological surveys, and diamond drilling companies in Canada in 2012. Individuals who fill out this survey will be entered in a draw to win a 32GB iPod Touch, courtesy of Hy-Tech Drilling. 

There are two ways to complete the survey:

  1. Complete the Online Survey
  2. Download the PDF version of the survey and return the completed form to: 
    Email: jbuchanan@amebc.ca or nkara@pdac.ca
    Fax: 604.681.2363
    Mail: AME BC, 800 - 889 West Pender Street, Vancouver, BC V6C 3B2

Thank you for taking the time to complete the survey. If you have any questions regarding the survey, please contact Jonathan Buchanan at AME BC at 604.630.3923 or jbuchanan@amebc.ca

The survey is strictly confidential and will be solely used by AME BC and the PDAC to develop our 8th annual Canadian Mineral Exploration Health & Safety Report. View the 2011 report here

BACKGROUND
Most exploration companies are small with few employees. Compared to other industries with thousands of employees in one company, exploration companies may not have sufficient experience or statistics internally to recognize work hazards that lead to accidents. The PDAC and AME BC conduct an annual national health and safety survey of mineral exploration companies with projects in Canada. The aim of these surveys is to track health and safety trends nationwide, to promote health and safety awareness, and to encourage companies to institute accident prevention measures. A national survey enables companies to share this non-competitive information to the benefit of the whole industry. By sharing accident statistics, companies and individuals obtain a view of statistically more significant data. 

Companies who report no lost workdays will be eligible for the Safe Day Everyday Award. However, no individual company information will accompany incident reports.