Developing a program for the communication of ground control information in surface and underground mines

Publication Type: 
Ground Control
Safety Culture
Falls of ground and rockbursts are recognized as the main causes of underground injuries in Ontario hard rock mines. In many instances poor communication is identified as a contributing factor. This reference document is intended to help mining operations develop their internal communication program about ground control. Topics include:
  • Related regulations
  • Type of information to be communicated
  • Means and procedures for communicating information
  • Appendix A and B: Sample communications programs