Always wear safety glasses when hammering rock!

The fifth edition of AME BC’s popular Safety Guidelines for Mineral Exploration in Western Canada was released at Mineral Exploration Roundup 2014. The new, fullcolour, water-resistant edition includes chapters on emergency response; personal protective and other equipment; health, allergies and first aid; camp life; transportation; traversing; survival; wildlife; and drilling and underground workings. The guidelines were previously updated in 2005; there have now been significant updates to the wildlife safety, traversing and drilling sections in particular.

Copies are available from the AME BC office; as with previous editions, AME BC members are entitled to one free copy, with additional copies being $14.95 plus GST and shipping. Orders can be directed to Helena Tse at 604.689.5271 ext. 239 or [email protected]. The guidelines are also available online at