Health & Safety

The Health & Safety (H&S) Program is a key element in PDAC’s strategic priority of responsible exploration. The mandate of the program is to build the capacity of companies exploring in Canada to improve their health & safety performance and achieve zero harm.

The three core activities of the H&S program include the annual health and safety survey undertaken in partnership with the Association for Mineral Exploration, an annual H&S short course offered at the Convention and outreach to various industry conferences on the topic of H&S.

The information you provide PDAC and AME in the confidential health and safety survey will enable us to compile a comprehensive annual safety report, safety guidelines and other resources. Your organization becomes eligible for Gold, Silver or Bronze Safe Day Everyday Awards by participating in the survey.


Field Safety Pocket Guide

A valuable and handy information resource for field workers. Waterproof, tear-resistant and designed to fit easily in your high vis jacket, the guide provides useful information on safe fieldwork practices. 

Hard copies available on request or download in EnglishFrench and Spanish.



Driving Responsible Exploration (DRE) is an online information resource to help companies exploring for minerals improve their social, environmental, and health and safety performance. The DRE suite of resources include the Principles & Guidance Notes booklet, plus three comprehensive Toolkits encompassing health and safety, environmental stewardship and social responsibility.


Jeff Killeen
Director, Policy & Programs