The Government of Saskatchewan has proclaimed May 29 to June 4, 2022, as Saskatchewan Mining Week with the theme, Saskatchewan’s Critical Minerals: Essential to Global Security and Supply Chains.

Industrial Machine is proud to be based out of Saskatchewan, and we are proud to be a global service provider to an industry that is essential to the global supply chains!

To celebrate, we thought we would share a few facts about Saskatchewan Mining:

1.) Saskatchewan potash is a critical mineral used worldwide as a replenishing agricultural fertilizer to feed the growing global population that is soaring towards an estimated 9.7 billion by 2050.

2.) Saskatchewan hosts almost half of world potash reserves and 8% of the world’s known recoverable uranium reserves.

3.) Saskatchewan produces over 90% of Canadian potash production with one additional potash mine in New Brunswick.

4.) The provincial mining industry is recognized as one of the most technologically advanced in the world.

5.) Environmental practioners are an important part of the workforce at all mine sites. The Saskatchewan mining industry directly employs dozens of dedicated environmental professionals at mine sites throughout the province whose responsibility is to ensure that all operations meet or exceed federal and provincial environmental standards and regulatory limits.

6.) Saskatchewan’s mining industry has a strong commitment to safety and consequently is one of the safest industries in the province. For the past 17 years the industry has averaged about one lost time accident (LTA) for every 200,000 hours worked [this would be equivalent to an individual working for 100 years before he has a LTA].

Source: Saskatchewan Mining Association