Training and Resources


A key purpose of the BC Sand Stone and Gravel Association is to promote safety and training within the industry. The Manager of each mine is responsible for ensuring appropriate training for all staff and documenting that training. In this section, we provide links to some safety and training information that is readily available from the internet.

Safety professionals have said ‘If it isn’t written down, it didn’t happen’. Document your training.

The Manager of each mine is responsible for ensuring appropriate training for all staff, and documenting that training.  Some of the materials referenced below are from other jurisdictions, and therefore some or all of the recommendations may not be appropriate for your mine site, and the legal references may not be applicable.




MSHA (US) – Video Index


Operator Seating Position and Stretching Exercises:


Worksafe BC – Seat Position

Scania – Seat Position / Exercises for Machine Operator


Wheel Loaders, Excavators, Working around Equipment:

MSHA – Wheel Loader Safety

Cat – Shake Hands with Danger (Note: this one is old, but somehow unforgettable)

City of Hamilton – Detailed walk around

Cat – The Roll of Drums

Alberta Construction Safety Assoc. – Working around equipment

Plant and Conveyors:

WorksafeBC – Lockout

US Bureau of Mines – Belts

Excavation and Trench Safety:

OSHA Harwood – Detailed 37 Minutes

NAHBTV – Trenching Safety 4 Minutes

Worksafe BC – Excavations

Environmental - Personal Hazards:

WorksafeBC – Silica Exposure

Environmental - Environmental Hazards:


Zorbie – Spill Response




WorksafeBC – Due Diligence 12 Minutes

Additional PDF’s: (click for PDF)

Inspection Quick Check List – Quarry

Sample Safety Meeting Minutes

Do you know of other helpful videos or other training resource?  Email a link to