Ontario Mine Rescue TAC

The Mine Rescue Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) meets four times a year and is comprised of industry volunteers with experience and expertise in mine rescue.


The Mine Rescue Technical Advisory Committee promotes the continual improvement of emergency preparedness of Ontario mines by:
  • Providing advice and recommendations on the content of mine rescue training programs;
  • Providing advice and making recommendations regarding mine rescue emergency equipment requirements;
  • Identifying and recommending research projects; and
  • Recommending changes to the mine rescue handbook.

Projects and Issues:

  • Mine rescue in expansive mining
  • Continued focus on competency based training
  • Continued focus on standardized training

Previous Projects and Issues:

  • Participated in CROSH research into Fitness in Mine Rescue
  • Participated in research on Team Communications During Dynamic, Non-routine Situations with York University
  • Supported heat stress research with University of Ottawa
  • Developed a Refuge Station Guideline, an Emergency Response Risk Assessment Tool, and other advisory products


Algoma District Industry Representative: 
Keith Armstrong, Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd.
Kirkland Lake District Industry Representative:
Dan Demers, Alamos Gold
Onaping District Industry Representative:
Jim Lundrigan, Glencore
Red Lake District Industry Representative:
Ron Ouellette, Red Lake Gold Mines
Southern District Industry Representative: 
Jim Ahrens, Compass Minerals
Sudbury District Industry Representative:
Greg MacMillan, Vale
Thunder Bay District Industry Representative:
Gord Paddock, North American Palladium, Lac des Iles Mine
Timmins District Industry Representative:
Iain McKillip, Glencore Kidd Operations
Ontario Mine Contractors Safety Association Industry Representative:
Jamie Mortson, McIntyre & Associates
Active Mine Rescue Volunteers' Representative:
Andre Lefebvre, Glencore, Sudbury INO, Fraser Mine
Government MOL Representative:
Shaun Carter 
Mine Rescue Officer Representative:
Shawn Shail