Safety and Compensation division ... The Mining Assoc. of British Columbia

CIM Bulletin, 1965

J. O. McDonald Director, Safety & Compensation Division, The Mining Association of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C.

This paper outlines the function of the Safety and Compensation Division of the Mining Association of British Columbia. After a general discussion of safety and the safety program now being followed in B.C., the author goes on to describe the wideranging aspects of compensation payments and company assessment rates. Special attention is also given to the problem of silicosis in mining operations. In appendices to the paper, the experience rating plan of the mining industry is compared to that recently adopted for the construction industry.
Keywords: Accidents, British Columbia, British Columbia, coal mining, industrial disease, Metal Mining, silicosis, Compensation, Cost, Costs, industrial, mining, Mining industry, Safety