Presentation on theme: "Canadian Diamond Drilling Association 65 th Annual General Meeting and Convention May 29, 2008 Vancouver British Columbia Barrie D. Simoneau Director of."— Presentation transcript:
Canadian Diamond Drilling Association 65 th Annual General Meeting and Convention May 29, 2008 Vancouver British Columbia Barrie D. Simoneau Director of Risk Management Mines Accident Prevention Association of Manitoba Presented by;
The World is Changing Society is becoming less tolerant of workplace injury and ill health Laws are undergoing significant change Employers and workers are required by law to be more aware of their roles and responsibilities
Worker’s Rights Under Canadian Law, Workers have three fundamental rights: Right to Know Right to Know Right to Participate Right to Participate Right to Refuse Right to Refuse
A Fourth Worker’s Right Might Include Right to be Protected Right to be Protected This includes “due diligence” and “duty of care” as would be assessed by the Drilling Industry’s client but scrutinized to a higher level by government inspectors. Right to be protected is the focus of today’s discussion
Employers Responsibility Ensure the four worker rights ….. Ensure the four worker rights …..KnowledgeParticipation Refusal of Dangerous Work Protection from Harm are included in your business plan
Client Expectations Pre-qualification (demonstrate due diligence) Responsible Corporate Citizen Good Safety Record Trained/Competent People Safe Work Procedures Insurance Emergency Preparedness & Response Plans Environmental Stewardship Etc.
Compliance Issues Workplace Safety & Health Environmental Labour Standards Permitting Etc.
Barrie Simoneau Director of Risk Management (MAPAM) WCB, ETF, MEC, NRCAN, J.T Ryan, Mine Rescue Manitoba/Canada/International etc. Most Important Advisory Chair to the Canadian Association of Chief Inspector of Mines
Concerns for Consideration Mines Inspectors - Including Chiefs CDDA Safety Handbook Standardized Training Protocols Drill Shack Heaters Emergency Preparedness & Response Common Focus, Profile & Visibility
Mines Inspectors Extremely Supportive of Western Safety Group (WSG) Extremely Supportive of Western Safety Group (WSG) Collapse of WSG not an Option Collapse of WSG not an Option Request for Formal Standing at all Meetings Request for Formal Standing at all Meetings Focus on Drilling, Exploration & Prospecting Focus on Drilling, Exploration & Prospecting Compliance Measurement from Distance Compliance Measurement from Distance
CDDA Handbook An excellent document that contains a wealth of information contains a wealth of information about “need to know things” as well about “need to know things” as well as Safe Work Procedures as Safe Work Procedures In spite of well intentioned efforts it has not been updated for quite has not been updated for quite some time some time
Standardized Training Protocols Currently no Common Approach to Currently no Common Approach to Training Drillers & Helpers Training Drillers & Helpers Concerns about Poaching Workers Concerns about Poaching Workers Accidents & Incidents put the “cross-hairs” Accidents & Incidents put the “cross-hairs” on the Quality of Training on the Quality of Training Well Trained Workers makes Good Well Trained Workers makes Good Business Sense Business Sense
Drill Shack Heaters Saskatchewan Accident Saskatchewan Accident Responsible for many Fires Responsible for many Fires Prohibited in Northern Ontario Prohibited in Northern Ontario Similar Action Contemplated for all Similar Action Contemplated for all other Provinces & Territories other Provinces & Territories
Emergency Preparedness and Response This item is a huge issue for the Inspectors and should be a major Inspectors and should be a major consideration for the Diamond consideration for the Diamond Drill Industry Drill Industry Failure to have a functional EPR plan in place could cause a drill to be shut down. to be shut down.
Common Focus, Profile & Visibility Some confusion about the role of CDDA Eastern & Western Safety Group mandates appear to be different Safety not profiled Visibility of a safety presence not apparent Perception that safety is not important No safety “brand/icon”
With respect to safety, re-evaluate the mandate of CDDA and its service delivery model CDDA and its service delivery model Develop an effective mechanism to communicate with government officials with government officials Complete the work necessary to update the CDDA Handbook Handbook Establish a standardized training model Recommendations For Consideration
Develop an industry standard for drill shack heaters Develop a template/checklist for emergency preparedness & response Develop a “brand/logo” for safety in the Diamond Drill Industry Diamond Drill Industry Recommendations For Consideration