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AME’s Annual Exploration Field Safety Workshop returns to UBC on Saturday, March 16, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Are you a student, field assistant or recently graduated geoscientist?

Are you responsible for supervising new, young or seasonal workers in the field?

This workshop is for you.

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Our goal is to draw attention to safety awareness and strategies, particularly with respect to young employees as well as giving employees the tools and knowledge to assess the Western Canadian work environment.

Presentations include:

  • Behavioural Safety: The Last Line of Defence? Janice Fingler, Janice Fingler & Associates
  • Supervisory Certification Overview and Requirements – Megan Frederick, BC Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources
  • Safe Approaches to Traversing in Remote Areas – Janice Fingler
  • Safety in Exploration Camps – Elaine Wolfson, Thompson Nicola Training
  • First Aid and What Is Required – interactive session with Elaine Wolfson
  • Field Gear and What Is Required – interactive session with Kate Snelling and Brian Hegarty, Equity Exploration Consultants Ltd.
  • Surface Transportation Safety – Kate Snelling and Brian Hegarty
  • Helicopter Safety – Kim Bilquist, Teck Resources Limited
  • Ice Safety and Hypothermia – Jim Douglas, Raven Rescue
  • Safety around Bears – Katie Willder, Galore Creek Mining Corporation

You will leave the workshop:

  • Aware of the risks and hazards we encounter in exploration
  • Thinking about how your knowledge may save individual lives, lost time and costs resulting from injuries
  • Knowing how people can look after themselves and co-workers in the bush environment
  • With real-world stories about how to explore safety in the field
  • With a Certificate of Completion

Register here today. Deadline to register is Tuesday, March 12.

Fees include lunch, coffee breaks and a copy of Safety Guidelines for Mineral Exploration in Western Canada.