Safety Statistics – Commodity

Both CIM members and mining safety professionals have expressed interest in seeing safety statistics compared across different commodities. Given that many factors vary across commodities, such as equipment used or hazardous materials concerned, statistics reported at this level might help to draw attention to areas that need attention as well as best practices. 

If you know of existing resources that provide this type of information, or if you have a particular need for this type of statistical reporting, please let us know. Uranium mining is included as an example of the kinds of information and statistics that we would like to include in this section.

Uranium Mining

The National Dose Registry (NDR)  - broken link - is a centralized radiation dose record system maintained by Health Canada. It includes radiation dose records from uranium mines licenced by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) and from some hard rock mines. Annual reports are available here.

The CNSC also provides information on ongoing studies involving nuclear health and safety, including the Eldorado Studies, a 50 year study monitoring uranium mine workers exposed to radon gas.

Other Jurisdictions

United States
  • The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) produces one-page mining fact sheets (broken link) by mining sector. These fact sheets cover topics such as mining operations, fatalities, lost-time injuries, and occupational illness.