Mining safety guideline for reducing diesel emissions underground

Publication Type: 
Occupational Disease
Mine Ventilation
Mobile Equipment
Developed in partnership with the mining industry technical advisory committee, this reference document is intended as a resource to assist Ontario mining operations in developing awareness regarding the complex mixture of diesel exhaust created during diesel fuel combustion. 

Contents include:

  • Who can be exposed to diesel exhaust and particulates
  • Health effects: short-term and long-term
  • Standards in place to protect miners and other workers from diesel exposures
  • Controlling diesel exhaust and particulate exposure
  • Example of control strategies applied by operating mines: Barrick Hemlo and Musselwhite Mine
  • Additional resource material