EHS Compliance Audit of Coal Mining Operation

Blackbird completed the Health and Safety (HS) portion of an Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) compliance audit of a 7,378 Ha surface strip coal mine located in Central Alberta.  The mine operated two active pits and supplied sub-bituminous coal to a nearby Generating Station.  Coal was uncovered using two draglines and a prestripping fleet. Annual production of the mine during the audit was approximately 5.0 million tonnes.

HS topics that covered during the audit included: Emergency Response / Chemical and Biological Control / Confined Space; Hazard Assessment and Identification / Inspection, Monitoring, and Surveillance / Personal Protective Equipment / Joint OHS Committee / Physical Agent Control / Physical Hazard Control / and Training and Certification.