Health and safety in mineral exploration

Saturday, March 4, 2023
Room 713B

Organized by: Bill Mercer Geological Consulting Ltd.

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Health and safety in mineral exploration


All of industry should have safety as a key component of their corporate and individual objectives. This field oriented health and safety (H&S) course gives participants sufficient training that they can understand: What the typical risks are in mineral exploration, how to run a simple risk assessment, an introduction to accident root cause analysis, gathering and use of H&S statistics, and the special higher risks in drilling (accidents) and helicopters (fatalities). There is enough information to start a simple H&S program and given an existing one, result in a better understanding of what the program should achieve.

The course is a critical input to safe field operations and as such has broad appeal to both experienced and less experienced people in the field. Speakers include H&S experts from exploration, management, a drill company, and aviation (helicopters).

Top takeaways:
• Safety is an essential component of all field work, for both the corporation and the individual through their professional role
• What the key safety risks are in mineral exploration
• How a corporation and individual can address safety risks including understanding safety culture, completing simple risk analysis exercises, etc.
• What to expect a company to have in place in terms of H&S, and how to question management if the appropriate safety is not in place


The structure of the course is designed to communicate well with the audience with a mixture of PowerPoint and talks by experts, along with breakout sessions where small groups study specific safety incidents in a wholly interactive manner. There will be three to four breakout sessions that will greatly increase the dialogue and interaction between presenters and attendees. This draws out of the attendees their experiences and concerns in H&S to build on those as part of the course.


Entry-level, Intermediate


Includes course material, continental breakfast and lunch

Early rate:
Member $499     Non-member $599

Regular rate:
Member $699     Non-member $799
Student $369
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