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May 27, 2024

The Office of the Chief Inspector of Mines has launched the Mining Silica Control Tool!

What is the Mining Silica Control Tool? 

The Mining Silica Control Tool (the Tool) was developed as a resource for Q or G permit holders who produce sand, gravel, and construction aggregate materials. It assists in performing appropriate risk assessments and implementing effective controls and safe work practices where Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS) dust may pose an occupational hazard. By using representative data on RCS dust exposures resulting from various materials, tools, and tasks in mining operations, the Tool can predict expected worker exposures under similar conditions.

Why use the Mining Silica Control Tool? 

The Tool provides an accessible option for the stone, sand, and gravel sector to enhance worker health and safety and to support compliance with s.2.1.1 and s.2.1.3 of the Health, Safety and Reclamation Code (HSRC).  

Want to learn more about the Mining Silica Control Tool? 

Click the link below to register for one of our training webinars. Please note that you do not need a Microsoft account to attend this webinar; you can join using your computer browser. You can also visit the links below for more information and resources.

•       Tuesday July 16th, 2024 10:00-11:30 am PST

•       Tuesday August 13th, 2024 10:00-11:30 am PST

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