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.
 

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:

Timmins District Industry Representative:
Chair Iain McKillip, Glencore Kidd Operations 
 
Active Mine Rescue Volunteers' Representative: 
Vice chair Andre Lefebvre, Glencore, Sudbury INO, Fraser Mine
 
Algoma District Industry Representative: 
Dave Payne, Alamos Gold, Island Gold Mine
 
Kirkland Lake District Industry Representative:
Dan Demers, Alamos Gold, Young-Davidson Mine
 
Onaping District Industry Representative:
Brad Bastien, Glencore Sudbury INO, Fraser Mine
 
Red Lake District Industry Representative:
Ron Ouellette, Red Lake Gold Mines, Evolution Mining
 
Southern District Industry Representative: 
Jim Ahrens, Compass Minerals, Goderich Mine
 
Sudbury District Industry Representative:
Greg MacMillan, Vale Canada Ltd.
 
Thunder Bay District Industry Representative:
Gord Paddock, Impala Canada
 
Ontario Mine Contractors Safety Association Industry Representative:
Jamie Mortson, McIntyre & Associates
 
Government Ministry of Labour, Training & Skills Development Representative:
Shaun Carter 
 
Mine Rescue Officer Representative:
Shawn Shail