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:
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:
Excavation and Trench Safety:
Environmental - Personal Hazards:
WorksafeBC – Silica Exposure
Environmental - Environmental Hazards:
Zorbie – Spill Response
WorksafeBC – Due Diligence 12 Minutes