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Beverlee is a Senior Technical Writer at EduMine. She has experience writing and editing technical content for the software and mining industries. She also has an interest in user interface design and user experience.

Online Course Updated: Environmental Health and Safety – Emergency Preparedness

We have recently updated our online course, Environmental Health and Safety – Emergency Preparedness by author, Ralph Gunness. This course is the first of two Environmental Health and Safety courses by the author. It provides mining managers and professionals with a set of practical guidelines on Environmental Emergency Preparedness and how to start managing and preparing for an environmental emergency. This course is split into three parts: Part 1: Environmental Emergencies, including discussion of their occurrence, outcomes, and risk analysis. Part 2: Corporate Governance, including

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Updated Online Course: Environmental Awareness for Resource Planning

We’ve just launched author updates for Ralph Gunness’ online course, Environmental Awareness for Resource Planning. This is an introductory course on environmental awareness and the issue of sustainability with respect to resource projects. The course is aimed at all levels of management, from supervisor to senior management. Topics covered include: sustainability best practices, legal requirements, and corporate environment management. The long-term impacts of operations on local communities should be carefully considered. Sustainability means considering the economic, environmental, cultural, and social aspects in the development of

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New Spanish Online Course: Conciencia ambiental en la planificación de recursos

We’ve just launched a new online course in Spanish, Conciencia ambiental en la planificación de recursos by Ralph Gunness! This is an introductory course on environmental awareness and the issue of sustainability with respect to resource projects. The course is aimed at all levels of management, from supervisor to senior management. Today, sustainability is the key to the future success of mining. The long-term impacts of operations on local communities should be carefully considered. Sustainability means considering the economic, environmental, cultural, and social aspects in

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Is Your Exploration Team Trained to Deal with Community and Cultural Issues?

e3 Plus: A Framework for Responsible Exploration was developed by the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) to help exploration companies continuously improve their social, environmental, and health and safety performance. e3 Plus is an information resource on which explorers are encouraged to base their corporate social responsibility (CSR) policies and programs. e3 Plus includes eight principles for responsible exploration, guidance notes on implementing the principles, and three internet-based toolkits in the areas of social responsibility, environmental stewardship, and health and safety. The eight

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Sustainable Development in the Minerals Industry (SDIMI)

The discussion regarding impacts of the minerals industry on communities and the environment is a critical, continuous, and ever evolving topic. The goal of SDIMI is to highlight solutions and benefits of sustainable development in the industry. SDIMI 2015 brings together engineers, government officials, researchers, technical experts, and non-governmental organizations, creating a collective group of mineral professionals who evaluate the challenges of developing and implementing sustainable practices in the mineral extraction industry. The 7th SDIMI conference is being held at the University of British Columbia,

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Andy Robertson in Mining Hall of Fame

On Monday night, 16th February 2015 the International Mining magazine inducted new members into the Mining Hall of Fame. We congratulate InfoMine CEO, EduMine Review Board Executive Chairman and online course author Dr. Andy Robertson!

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Online Certification for e3Plus: Guidelines for Exploration

The PDAC (Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada) developed e3 Plus: A Framework for Responsible Exploration in order to help exploration companies continuously improve their social, environmental and health and safety performances and to comprehensively integrate these three aspects into their exploration programs…

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New Portuguese Online Course – A Imagem da Mineração

We’ve just launched our latest Portuguese online course, A Imagem da Mineração! This course is a translation of The Evolving Image of Mining, by Dr. Marcello Veiga and Dr. Stephen A. Roberts. This is a course for managers, professionals, students and concerned stakeholders in mining who require a better understanding of the impacts of mining on the environment and communities.The course discusses the underlying causes which have shaped the public’s evolving perception of the mining industry and presents ways in which mining companies can overcome

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New Online Course: Applied Ethics in Exploration and Mining

Sound decision-making is essential for success in business, and a sound grasp of ethics is vital to sound business decision-making. Michael Gannon’s new online course, Applied Ethics in Exploration and Mining, covers ethics as it applies to decision making in the mineral exploration and mining industries. Learners who complete the course will be equipped to critically assess decisions in terms of their ethical components and to extract practical ethical lessons from real-life cases. To learn more or to register for certification, have a look at

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What’s New: Online Course Offerings in Environment and Community Issues

Are you an environmental professional? Do you have an interest in corporate social responsibility, permitting, or building sustainable relationships in mining?

EduMine has more than 30 online courses addressing environmental and social topics. Each course is self-paced, low-bandwidth, and approved by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) to meet your professional development needs.

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