Safety Research


Contact:

Glen Lyle
Director, Safety Centre
Tel: (705)671-3333
      (705)675-1151 Ext.5074
Email: glyle@mirarco.org

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

    AREAS OF EXPERTISE

    • 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.
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  • The International Search to Curtail Diesel Emission Projects

    • The International search to curtail diesel emission projects and associated workshops/presentations, are aimed at the elimination of diesel soot in mining operations – underground miners #1 hazard.
      This applied research is supported by a consortium of Vale Sudbury/Thompson, Glencore, KGHM, Camiro, CANMET, NIOSH/USA, VERT/Switzerland, JM/Germany and TFHudgins/USA.

     

    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, Safety Centre
      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.
      Jozef has been a principal investigator of a number of successful projects with international scope, demonstrating a blend between pure research and practical industry application – He brings respected voice in the global mine ventilation fraternity.


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    • Journal Papers

      2016

    • Conference Papers

      2018

      • Stachulak, J. – MIRARCO Mining Innovation, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, Mobile equipment power source- Impact on ventilation design. 11th International Mine ventilation Congress, China, Sept 2018.

      2017

      • Stachulak, J. – MIRARCO Mining Innovation, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, Control measures in mining. Lung Cancer and Prevention in Mining Conference, Mirarrco, Sudbury July 2017.
      • Stachulak, J. – MIRARCO Mining Innovation, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, State of the Art in Diesel Filter Research and Technologies. German Canadian Workshop, Mirarco, Sudbury, June 2017.

      2016

      • Stachulak, J. – MIRARCO Mining Innovation, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, Diesel Emission in Underground Mining – Challenges and Solutions. World Mining Congress, Rio Brazil Oct. 2016.
      • Stachulak, J. – MIRARCO Mining Innovation, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, Emission Awareness for Workers. For Radiation Safety Institute of Canada, Aug 2016.

      2015

      • Stachulak, J. – MIRARCO Mining Innovation, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, History of Diesel Emission Projects at Vale Ontario Mines. Mines Diesel Emission conference, Toronto., Oct. 2015.

      2014

      • Stachulak, J. – MIRARCO Mining Innovation, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, HJS DPF system for light duty diesel vehicles. ETH/International Nanoparticle conference, Zurich, June 2014.
      • Stachulak, J. – MIRARCO Mining Innovation, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, Evaluation of a continuously regenerating DPF system. Mines Diesel Emission conference, Toronto., Oct. 2014.

      2013

      • Stachulak, J. – MIRARCO Mining Innovation, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, Research outcomes on Nitrogen Dioxide in the Mines. World Mining Congress, Montreal 2013.
    • Book Chapters and Magazine articles

      2013

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    • Workshops

      2017

      • Stachulak, J. – MIRARCO Mining Innovation, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, Control Strategies and Technologies for Reducing Exposure of Underground Miners to Particulate Matter and Gases Emitted by Diesel-Powered Equipment. 16th North American Mine ventilation symposium, Colorado School of Mines, USA June 2017.

      2016

      • Stachulak, J. – MIRARCO Mining Innovation, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, Ventilation Workshop presentation. Mines Diesel Emission conference, Toronto., Oct. 2016.

      2015

      • Stachulak, J. – MIRARCO Mining Innovation, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation of Exhaust Aftertreatment Technologies in Canadian Metal Mines. Australian Mine Ventilation Conference Sydney, Aug. 2015.
      • Stachulak, J. – MIRARCO Mining Innovation, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, Control strategies and technologies for diesel aerosols and gases. 36 international Conference of Safety in Mines Research Institutes, Sudbury, Oct. 2015.

      2014

      • Stachulak, J. – MIRARCO Mining Innovation, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, • Diesel workshop presentation and paper presentation in South Africa. 10th International Mine Ventilation Congress (IMVC), Sun City, South Africa, Aug. 2014.
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