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General Health and Safety Duties of Quarry Operators

Quarries can be chaotic places. Quarry operators are responsible for a lot at a quarry from design to operation. 


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Tags: Energy, Resources & Renewables

How the Non-owned Automobile Policies Work for Mining Companies

Note that this policy will respond to suits against the company arising from accidents involving employees driving rental...


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Tags: Energy, Resources & Renewables, Mining & Mineral Exploration

A Guide to Corporate D&O Policies for Directors and Officers in Mining

Corporate indemnification and insurance policies designed to protect Directors and Officers (D&Os) in mining can be complex...


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Tags: Energy, Resources & Renewables, Mining & Mineral Exploration

How Mining Companies Can Transfer Risk and Protect Their Assets

An essential part of any Insurance program is the effective use of Risk Management and loss control strategies to mitigate...


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Tags: Energy, Resources & Renewables, Mining & Mineral Exploration

How Mining Companies Can Mitigate Risk While Using Rented Vehicles

Motor vehicle accidents happen every day but the probability of accidents happening can be reduced by prudent...


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Tags: Energy, Resources & Renewables, Mining & Mineral Exploration

Loss Scenario Examples in Rented Vehicle Usage for Mining Companies

To illustrate the exposure and to provide a basis for further comments on mitigation and insurance we will look at two...


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Tags: Energy, Resources & Renewables, Mining & Mineral Exploration

Commercial General Liability for Mining Company Rented Vehicles

Note that this policy will respond to suits against the company arising from accidents involving employees driving rental...


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Rented Vehicle Insurance Coverage Options for Mining Companies

Understanding the importance of rented, leased, or non-owned vehicles is critical for the mining and mineral exploration...


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Tags: Energy, Resources & Renewables, Mining & Mineral Exploration

7 Sub-Contractor Clause Control Suggestions for Mining Companies

An essential part of any Insurance program is the effective use of Risk Management and loss control strategies to mitigate...


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Tags: Energy, Resources & Renewables, Mining & Mineral Exploration

A Quick Guide for Mining Companies on How to Transfer Insurance Risks

An essential part of any Insurance program is the effective use of Risk Management and loss control strategies to mitigate...


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Tags: Energy, Resources & Renewables, Mining & Mineral Exploration

International Insurance Coverage for Directors and Officers in Mining

Corporate indemnification and insurance policies designed to protect Directors and Officers (D&Os) in mining can be complex...


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Tags: Energy, Resources & Renewables, Mining & Mineral Exploration

3 Environmental Liability Risks Mining Companies Need to Be Aware Of

Due to the nature of their operations, mining companies are often liable for a variety of environmental-related risks and issues....


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Tags: Energy, Resources & Renewables, Mining & Mineral Exploration

4 Questions Mining Directors & Officers Should Ask About Their Policy

Corporate indemnification and insurance policies designed to protect Directors and Officers (D&Os) are complex technical...


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How Mining Companies Can Protect Their Physical Assets Against Loss

Mining companies own many physical assets in their care. Depending on the stage and nature of the project or mine development,...


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Tags: Energy, Resources & Renewables, Mining & Mineral Exploration

Crisis Response for Mining Company Employees Working Overseas

Mining company employees who must work overseas can be exposed to a number of risks that pose a threat and possibly endanger...


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Tags: Energy, Resources & Renewables, Mining & Mineral Exploration

International Insurance Coverage Considerations for Mining Companies

Canadian mining companies who operate in foreign jurisdictions need to understand local laws, regulations, customs and business...


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Tags: Energy, Resources & Renewables, Mining & Mineral Exploration

Why Directors and Officers in Mining Need Side A Insurance Policies

Also commonly referred to as an Individual D&O Policy, the Side A Coverage protects only the Directors and Officers rather than...


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Insurance Coverage Options for Directors and Officers in Mining

Directors and Officers (D&Os) of companies in the mining industry can be faced with a wide range of legal exposures arising from...


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Tags: Energy, Resources & Renewables, Mining & Mineral Exploration

3 Levels of Protection for Directors and Officers of Mining Companies

Directors and Officers (D&Os) of companies in the mining industry deserve to be protected through insurance policies as they are...


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Transportation Liability Risks for Mining Companies

Given the amount of overseas work mining corporations need to conduct, it’s important that they have proper insurance coverage...


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Exclusions in Mining Insurance Policies for Directors and Officers

Directors and Officers (D&Os) of companies in the mining industry can be faced with a wide range of legal exposures arising from...


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Tags: Energy, Resources & Renewables, Mining & Mineral Exploration

Practical Risk Management for Mining Liability Issues

Mining companies face a variety of insurance risks due to the nature of their operations often crossing international boundaries....


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Tags: Energy, Resources & Renewables, Mining & Mineral Exploration

Business Interruption Policies and Coronavirus

 

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak evolves, businesses face growing uncertainty as to how this pandemic will affect their...


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Pandemic Property Loss Prevention Checklist

 

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many employers across Canada have had to either temporarily close their business doors or...


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Managing Liability Exposures in a Rough Economy

 

An economic downturn can be a turbulent time for businesses in every sector worldwide. Sinking revenues and economic...


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How to Reduce Silica Exposure during Hydraulic Fracturing

 

According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), workers may be exposed to dust containing high...


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Tags: Energy, Resources & Renewables

7 Safety Recommendations for Flowback Operations

 

Although worker safety hazards in the oil and gas extraction industry are well-known, there is very little published data...


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Tags: Energy, Resources & Renewables

The Risks of Radon Exposure in Mines

 

Radon is a colourless, odourless, tasteless, radioactive gas that is formed from the natural radioactive decay of uranium found...


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COVID-19 & Business Interruption Insurance: A Brief Q&A

 

Got questions about how the current COVID-19 pandemic relates to your commercial insurance? Thanks to the Insurance Bureau of...


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8 Tips for Safe Ground Control in Mines

 

The most frequent cause of injuries and fatalities in underground mines is ground instability. When rocks or walls of earth...


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Tags: Energy, Resources & Renewables

Developing a Job Safety Analysis for Oil & Gas Operations

 

Today, many companies within the oil and gas industry use the Job Safety Analysis Process (also referred to as a JSA, Job...


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Tags: Energy, Resources & Renewables

How to Control Diesel Particular Matter Exposures & Protect Miners

 

Diesel engines provide power to a wide variety of vehicles, heavy equipment and other machinery used in the mining industry....


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5 Areas of Health & Safety Duties for Quarry Operators

 

Quarries can be chaotic places, with huge vehicles hauling heavy materials, workers navigating treacherous terrain and experts...


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Tags: Energy, Resources & Renewables

How to Create Barriers and Prevent Trespass in Quarries

 

Quarries are dangerous places, but are also tempting to visitors. Employees who work at the quarry are aware of the location’s...


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Tags: Energy, Resources & Renewables

The Importance of Lockout/Tag Out Safety in Mines

 

Lockout/tag out (LOTO) procedures are used by workers in mine hoist plants underground to ensure that energy controls are kept...


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Tags: Energy, Resources & Renewables

4 Common Quarrying Risks & How to Control Them

 

Quarries are brimming with hazards. From massive vehicles to steep heights to powerful explosives, quarry workers rely on...


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Tags: Energy, Resources & Renewables

The Growing Use of Technology in the Mining Industry

 

In order to stay competitive, control costs and remain sustainable, mining companies across Canada have increasingly begun...


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The Real Cyber Security Risks of Today’s Mining Operations

 

Rob Labbe, a Canadian, is the co-founder of the Mining and Metals Information Sharing and Analysis Centre. When addressing the...


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Tags: Cyber, Energy, Resources & Renewables

Four simple steps to protect your small business

As a small business owner, you have poured your heart and soul into your work. Building your own business venture takes drive and...


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The three pillars of effective digital marketing

Small businesses do not always have the time or resources to dedicate much to their marketing efforts, but they have a lot to...


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Crime Insurance - Protecting you from criminal acts and behaviour

Crime is everywhere. From petty street crime to multi million dollar fraud, it can take many different forms. There are many ways...


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Mining and mineral exploration risk management checklist
Mining and mineral exploration companies face unique risks. We've compiled a basic risk management checklist so you can see how...
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Tags: Energy, Resources & Renewables

North American CEOs among the most optimistic: report

Cyber threats top the list of worries from corporate leaders 

Corporate optimism about short term prospects rose to record...


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Tags: Manufacturing, Construction, Contractors & Real Estate, Retail & Hospitality,

Elements of an effective slogan

A recent article in the Guardian pitches a formula for an effective charity slogan: “Unique + ruthless = unforgettable.”


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Tags: Manufacturing, Nonprofit, Sports & Recreation, Construction, Contractors & Real Estate,

Adding an Additional Insured to your policy

Somebody asked to be added to my General Liability insurance policy as Additional Insured — what does this mean?


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Tags: Manufacturing, Nonprofit, Sports & Recreation, Construction, Contractors & Real Estate,

The latest mining technology works from the sky

How drones are using sensory and photographic data to create efficiencies in mining


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Tags: Drone, Energy, Resources & Renewables

Everything you ever wanted to know about deductibles

Most people understand that deductibles refer to the amount you’d pay out of pocket in the event of a claim, but there’s more to...


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Tags: Manufacturing, Personal Solutions, Nonprofit, Sports & Recreation,

Commercial General Liability 101

Wondering about the basics to Commercial General Liability Insurance? Here's an explainer from Axis.


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Tags: Manufacturing, Nonprofit, Sports & Recreation, Construction, Contractors & Real Estate,

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