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Beverlee is a technical writer and provides support for educational events at EduMine. Beverlee has many years of experience as a technical and journalistic writer, working in these fields in both Vancouver and Montreal.

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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Revised Online Course – The Mill Operating Resource – 2: Mineral Recovery

We’ve recently launched updates for the online course, The Mill Operating Resource – 2: Mineral Recovery, by Ron Magill! This course is the second in a set of two courses on Mill Operating. It is a resource for people who need to understand and operate the equipment used in mineral processing. The second course covers classifiers, pumps, flotation methods, leaching and other methods, thickeners, filters, driers, evolving technology, and mill safety. The companion course, The Mill Operating Resource – 1: Ore Preparation covers feeders, conveyors,

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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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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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Upcoming Webcast: Geotechnical Inputs to Block Cave Mining

There’s still time to register for this October’s Geotechnical Inputs to Block Cave Mining webcast! Geotechnical inputs are important in all stages of a block cave mine: design, planning, and operations. Designed for engineers involved in the design and operation of block cave mines, this 3-session webcast aims to provide information to enhance the safe and productive operation of mines. The live webcast will be held October 1, 2 & 3, and you can attend from anywhere. For more info or to register, see the

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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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Upcoming Webcast: Geotechnical Inputs to Block Cave Mining

There’s still time to register for Srikant Annavarapu’s upcoming webcast, Geotechnical Inputs to Block Cave Mining! Geotechnical inputs are critical in all phases of block caving: design, planning and scheduling, and operations. This course will present the importance of geotechnical data during all stages of a block caving operation. It is designed for engineers involved in the design and operation of block cave mines, to aid in the safe and productive operation of their mines. The three-day webcast will be held May 14 – 16,

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Upcoming Webcast: Geotechnical Inputs to Block Cave Mining

Geotechnical inputs are critical in all phases of block caving. During the design of block cave layouts, collection of appropriate geotechnical data helps in the design of block cave layouts and in the sizing of material handling systems. During the planning and scheduling phase, geotechnical parameters often affect the production rate and capacity of the mine. In the operations phase, the monitoring of ground response to mining helps in the safe and productive operation of the block cave mine. In his upcoming webcast, Geotechnical Inputs

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Health and Safety in Exploration 4: Site and Camp Safety

EduMine is pleased to announce the launch of e3Plus – Health and Safety in Exploration 4: Site and Camp Safety. This course covers the practical health and safety considerations for camp setup and management; health and communications; drilling sites; exploration sites, trenches and access Routes; and abandoned and old sites. This course is the fourth and final in a series of EduMine online courses on Health and Safety in Exploration, which is part of PDAC’s e3 Plus: A Framework for Responsible Exploration. For more information,

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