e3Plus - Health and Safety in Exploration 4: Site and Camp Safety

Areas of Study: Health and Safety

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This course is one of a series of courses developed from e3 Plus: A Framework for Responsible Exploration, a guideline developed by the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) to help exploration companies improve their social, environmental and health and safety performance.

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Course Summary

Introduction

Health and Safety in Exploration 4 is one of a series of courses developed from e3 Plus: A Framework for Responsible Exploration, a guideline developed by the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) to help exploration companies continuously improve their social, environmental and health and safety performance and to comprehensively integrate these three aspects into all of their exploration programs around the world.

e3Plus provides the means for members to reduce social and environmental risk to their projects, to benefit local communities and to enable companies to become world leaders in corporate social responsibility performance (CSR).

The intended audience for e3Plus includes: the exploration sector, local communities, government organizations, non-governmental organizations, civil society, academia or any interested party. The complete series of e3Plus courses includes the following titles:

  • Principles and Guidance for Responsible Exploration
  • Social Responsibility in Exploration
  • Environmental Stewardship in Exploration 1 - 2
  • Health and Safety in Exploration 1 - 4
Students of these courses please note that the first course in the series, Principles and Guidance, must be studied before any of the other courses.

Course Content

Health and Safety in Exploration 4 covers the following principal topics:

  • Part 1: Camp Setup and Management
  • Part 2: Health and Communications
  • Part 3: Drilling Sites
  • Part 4: Exploration Sites, Trenches and Access Routes
  • Part 5: Abandoned and Old Sites
This course is presented as 25 study sessions, each of approximately 60 minutes study duration, plus five interactive reviews that confirm the viewer's achievement of learning objectives. The total duration of the course is approximately 25 hours. Note that this course is designed to be studied at the Summary Level. The full e3Plus content is provided for reference purposes at the Detailed Text Level.

Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss the principles and good practice of camp selection, camp regulations, camp safety and housekeeping.
  • Discuss the risks and hazards associated with camp health, exploration sites, equipment and access routes.

Recommended Background

  • Experience and appreciation of the principles and processes of mineral exploration.

PDAC

The Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) is a national association representing the interests of the mineral exploration and development industry.

The PDAC exists to protect and promote the interests of the Canadian mineral exploration sector and to ensure a robust mining industry in Canada. The PDAC encourages the highest standards of technical, environmental, safety and social practices in Canada and internationally.

A consortium of leading mining companies conceived of the Environmental Excellence in Exploration (E3) project. The PDAC coordinated and managed the project on behalf of the global mining industry.