One-Day Symposium: Battery Electric Vehicle Safety in Mines

Conference proceedings
Battery Electric Vehicles
Mobile Equipment
Mine Rescue

Assessing risks and managing hazards of newer technology

On February 9, 2023, Workplace Safety North (WSN) and NORCAT hosted a hybrid mining safety event on battery electric vehicles. Attendees learned about the latest use of BEVs in mining operations, including a focus on risk management and controls, and safe adoption.

Symposium proceedings:

Provincial Battery Electric Vehicles in the Mining Sector, Risk Assessment Results, Proposed Controls and Steps for Implementation
Tom Welton, CRSP, Director, Health and Safety Services and Education Programs, Workplace Safety North

Lithium Batteries: Safety Aspects in Battery Systems
Andre Barriault, Product and Application Specialist – Electrification, Epiroc

BEV Performance: What We Have Learned to Date
Ryan Proulx, Account Manager, MacLean Engineering
Javier Rico, Product Manager – Technology Implementation, MacLean Engineering

Operational Readiness and the Reality of Implementing BEVs within Mining Operations
Mike Mayhew, Founder, Mayhew Performance Ltd.

The Importance of Change Management and Battery Safety Training in the Adoption of Electrification
Alexa Marko, Operations Manager, 6Synct Consulting Inc.

Preparing the Next Generation of Workers for a Safe Adoption of BEVs in the Mining Industry
Brandon Vance, MHK, B.PHE, HSE Consultant, NORCAT

Lit-Ion Dangers and Mitigating Incident Risk
Derek McEwen, Market Segment Manager – Fire Systems and Mining Technology, Levitt-Safety
Danny Cazares, Product Manager, Detection and Controls, Johnson Controls

Presentation recordings:

Battery Electric Vehicle Safety in Mines Symposium: Part one

Workplace Safety North and Epiroc:

Battery Electric Vehicle Safety in Mines Symposium: Part two
MacLean Engineering and Mayhew Performance Ltd.:

Battery Electric Vehicle Safety in Mines Symposium: Part three
6Synct Consulting Inc., NORCAT, Levitt-Safety and Johnson Controls:


Battery Electric Vehicle Symposium Agenda

Battery Electric Vehicles - Workplace Safety North