Message from the Chair

My message is really one of gratitude.

Thank you to all the men and women of the mining industry that continue to make strides of progress toward our goal of zero harm. Zero harm to our people, our processes, our workplaces, our communities and our planet.

The mining industry continues to be a leader in reducing and managing risk in the workplace. This in spite of the fact that our workplaces have very unique challenges regarding geographical locations, tools used and material moved.

It is with pride I say our industry continues to move forward with continuous improvement regarding emergency preparedness, crisis management and risk prevention. The skills of the people that work in this great industry afford it the benefits of world class performance.

Manitoba Mine Rescue is a model emergency response program with up to date technology and procedures that solidifies confidence in our industry that highly trained competent teams are ready when required. The exemplary commitment of the men and women involved in the Mine Rescue program is matched only by their performance both in training exercises and real emergencies.

MAPAM has transformed its existence to enhance the mission statement. It has integrated even further into the Mining Association of Manitoba forging a tighter connection to the operating mining industry in Manitoba. We are excited as a group of safety professionals for the upcoming journey.

So as I close, again I say thanks to all who have a part in making mining in Manitoba one of the safest industries to work in.

Kirk Regular, co-chair, Safety & Mine Rescue