Mining Safety Research (MSR)


Glen Lyle
Director, Mine Safety Research Centre (MSR)
Tel: (705)671-3333
      (705)675-1151 Ext.5074

  • The Mine Safety Research Centre addresses unique issues related to Safety and Risk Management in the mining industry: ventilation, ground control, and Mining Health & Safety Research.


    • Expert advice and testimony regarding legal interpretation of regulatory issues in underground mining.
    • Design and implementation of safety modules for engineering schools in Canada.
    • Regulatory advice in Occupational Health and Safety.
    • Technical expertise in Mining Ventilation.
    • Virtual Reality Lab Simulation.
    • Pre-Start Audits.
    • Design of health and safety programs for supervisors, inspectors, and managers.
    • Technical advice regarding Mine Rescue Emergency Procedures.
    • GMIRM Courses

      The Global Minerals Industry Risk Management course (GMIRM) is aimed at anyone with a potential or actual
      responsibility for defining and managing site, operation or discipline approaches to risk management. This may
      include General or Mine Managers, Superintendents, Plant Supervisors, etc.

    • Bow-tie Analysis

      Significant work in facilitating safety risk analysis, using the Bow-Tie tool has been undertaken by MIRARCO. This
      tool allows for a systematic analysis of the effectiveness of controls in place that would prevent an unwanted event from occurring. Sessions have been held in Sudbury, Goose Bay and St. John’s.

    • Technology and Management of Change

      Change plays a significant role in improving mining safety, productivity performance and processes. MIRARCO facilitates and provides instruction on practices in Management of Change policies and procedures.

  • Upcoming Courses

    There are currently no upcoming courses, please check again soon.

    Course Archive

  • Staff:

    • Vic Pakalnis, MBA, P.Eng., M.Eng. President and CEO.
    • Glenn Lyle, B.Sc. M.Sc. P.Eng. Mining Engineer, Associate. Director, Mine Safety Research Centre (MSR)
      Glenn works as an associate with MIRARCO in the fields of Health & Safety, Risk Management and brings his considerable operational experience to the MSR group.
    • Jozef Stachulak, PhD., P.Eng., Manager Strategic Ventilation & Diesel Research.