MINING SAFETY AT MICHAEL A. RIFFEL HIGH SCHOOL
Vallen employees Graham Linton and Tom Hamann in conjunction with Michael A. Riffel High School, Regina, have developed a one semester program that prepares students to enter the mining industry upon completing their Grade 12. Students receive instruction on various safety programs such as 1st Aid, SCBA proficiency, APR Respirator training, gas detection and much more. This pre-training gives them favorable positioning when applying for employment with Saskatchewan’s mining companies.
Other partners in this initiative include Mosaic, PCS , the Saskatchewan Safety Council, Honeywell, 3M, Industrial Scientific and MSA are also involved with the program.