Ground Control

Falls of ground and rockbursts are the main causes of deaths and serious incidents in underground mines. They occur because of geological structures and stresses in the rock and improper ground support installation issues. There are signs which may indicate when the stress around or adjacent to an underground opening is increasing or decreasing; learn how to respond to such hazards.

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Best Practices for Assessing Ground Control Hazards in the Workplace

Closure and Re-entry into Abandoned and Inactive Mine Workings

Design and testing of impact-rated bulkheads for overhead protection beneath production raises in open stopes

Developing a Program for the Communication of Ground Control Information in Surface and Underground mines

Ground Control Root Cause Analysis Report

Ground Control Technical Advisory Committee - Reports

Quality Control Program for Ground Control - WSN Suggested Template

Recommended Practices for Working Safely Around Blasthole Stopes

Reference Document for Preparing a Risk Assessment and Management Program of Ground Control Hazards

Reference Document for Preparing Unusual Occurrence Report for Groundfall or Rockburst

Storage, Transportation, Use, Handling and Care of Explosives - Guideline

Static and Dynamic Behaviour of the VersaBolt

Type of Ground Support Based on Numerical Modeling

Unusual Occurrence Report for Groundfall or Rockburst - Underground Mines - Fillable PDF Form

Unusual Occurrence Report for Groundfall or Rockburst - Surface Mines - Fillable PDF Form

Webinar: Inspection of Ground Control Hazards

Related hazard alerts

Fall of Ground Near Scissor Lift

Jammed Crusher Jaws

Related training and services

Supervisor Common Core: Ground Control - Underground Mining

Ground Support Manual

Ground Control Assessment

External resources

Compliance Initiative Results: Ground Control (MLITSD)

Video: Working at the Rock Face in Underground Mines (MLITSD)