Environment, Health & Safety Committee
The Environment, Health & Safety Committee works with members, government, and other associations to ensure that the mineral exploration community is able to work safely and productively.
The Committee was formed in October 1980 by the late David Barr following a particularly tragic year in exploration in western Canada when nine individuals, including two pilots, lost their lives in separate helicopter accidents. The Committee produces Safety Guidelines for Mineral Exploration in Western Canada, collaborates with PDAC on the annual Canadian Mineral Exploration Environment, Health & Safety Survey, and holds annual mineral exploration safety workshops. The Committee also presents the David Barr Award for leadership and innovation in health and safety in the mineral exploration sector.
Members as of October 2016:
Janice Fingler, Chair
Kim Bilquist, Vice-Chair
Angie van den Hout
Jonathan Buchanan, Staff Lead
Rick Conte, Staff Support
Gavin C. Dirom, Staff Support
Want to join this committee? Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.