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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.

New Online Course – Safety Risk Management

We’ve recently launched a new online course, Safety Risk Management, by Dr. Carl Marx! This course provides basic information and risk management tools that can be used by individuals to look after their own well-being at work, or to use as they build a risk management program that will enable the proactive prevention of unwanted events in their workplaces. Each year, hundreds of people are killed in accidents at work and at the same time millions of people are injured and maimed. In addition, millions

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Metal Mining Discharges – Impacts and Controls

We have recently revised our online course, Metal Mining Discharges – Impacts and Controls, by Dr. Frances Solomon. Dr. Solomon has more than 25 years of professional experience in environmental agencies, addressing the biological impacts of toxic water pollutants, pollution prevention and control, and protection and restoration of salmon habitat. Her course presents the principles of ecology with respect to aquatic ecosystems, and how metals from all stages in the life of a mine are discharged to these ecosystems. The course also examines the properties

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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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New Online Course: Strategic Social Management

Even the smallest group of pre-exploration geologists walking through a community can set off gossip and speculation about potential future economic, political, environmental, social and cultural transformations in a community; construction and operations typically lead to significant long-term change. A strategic social management system can help a company think about its relationship with communities, the extent of the risks posed to their construction or operations, and can help a company to assess and manage the social issues, strategies and benefits that are important to the

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Safety Standards and Safety Enforcement

Coal mine safety will be on everyone’s minds following last month’s horrific events. The disastrous explosion at the coal mine in Soma, Turkey in mid-May claimed the lives of 301 miners, and another explosion at the Brody Mine in West Virginia claimed the lives of two others. The flurry of reports following the Soma disaster has pointed to Turkey’s poor safety standards and apathy towards safe operations. This is evidenced by the 1,308 deaths since 2000 (that number will jump to 1,609 with the Soma

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Still Time to Register for Metal Mining Discharges – Impacts and Controls in Vancouver, Cananda

Collaboration between engineers and scientists with respect to prospecting, design, development, permitting, operation, and closure of mines is key to reducing environmental impact and ensuring the future of a vital and profitable metal extraction industry. Dr. Frances Solomon’s engaging and timely short course, Metal Mining Discharges – Impacts and Controls, aims to encourage environmentally-sensitive mining practice by educating mining engineers and environmental professionals about the impacts of metals on fish, other aquatic species, and human health. This 2-day short course will be held in Vancouver,

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Updated Online Course: Metal Mining Discharges – Impacts and Controls

We’ve updated the review questions and tidied up one of our highly rated online courses, Dr Fran Solomon’s Metal Mining Discharges – Impacts and Controls. If you haven’t been through it yet, now’s a great time to take a look! This course presents the principles of ecology with respect to aquatic ecosystems, and how metals from all stages in the life of a mine are discharged to these ecosystems. The course also examines the properties of metals and discusses various toxicity testing methods and controls.

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Early Bird Deadline Approaching: Metal Mining Discharges – Impacts and Controls

Collaboration between engineers and scientists with respect to prospecting, design, development, permitting, operation, and closure of mines is key to reducing environmental impact and ensuring the future of a vital and profitable metal extraction industry. Dr. Frances Solomon’s engaging and timely short course, Metal Mining Discharges – Impacts and Controls, aims to encourage environmentally-sensitive mining practice by educating mining engineers and environmental professionals about the impacts of metals on fish, other aquatic species, and human health. This 2-day short course will be held in Vancouver,

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Upcoming Webcast: Small Gold Mining Is (Can Be) Beautiful

Each year, environmental and social issues become more complex and more pronounced in the global mining industry. All mines face these issues, regardless of the geographic location, cultural situation, and economic circumstances. It is crucial that you know what these issues are and how you should interact with them. Dr. Marcello Veiga’s upcoming webcast, Small Gold Mining Is (Can Be) Beautiful explores and integrates the technical, environmental, social, and political aspects of artisanal and small-scale gold mining, creating a holistic view for policy makers and

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Health, Safety and Security in the Extractive Sector

Extractive industries face potentially severe health and safety challenge and reputational risk operating in international communities. While there are several sets of principles available as guidelines for best practice, managing them can be a serious challenge for operations managers and corporate directors due to gaps in knowledge and best practices. The upcoming short course Health, Safety and Security in the Extractive Sector is intended for management-level extractive industry professionals who need to effectively identify and manage risk, and want to create opportunities for mutual benefits

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