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.

Terms of Reference

Mandate:
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

Members:

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