Mining Health & Safety

Mining is one of British Columbia's safest heavy industries, and the Province is committed to ensuring that B.C. remains a world leader in mine health and safety practices.

The Mines Act and the accompanying Health, Safety and Reclamation Code for Mines in British Columbia (the Code) protect workers and the public through provisions for minimizing the health, safety and environmental risks related to mining activities.

The Code describes the responsibility of mine managers to determine hazards which may exist, and to ensure workers are not exposed to hazards, including those related to occupational health, at mine sites.