The 396-page, full-colour updated manual begins with an overview of ground support design and applications, controlled blasting techniques, scaling and quality control programs. The manual features a new chapter on risk assessment and management of ground control hazards and the addition of dynamic ground support systems. Chapters describe every type of ground support common in Ontario mines, complete with illustrations. Each chapter contains an explanation of how the system works to support the ground, material specifications and installation issues. The manual also offers a glossary and lists of additional resources.