Taseko’s Florence Copper Project Produces First Copper

Florence Copper is pleased to announce that Florence Copper’s Production Test Facility is fully operational, from the wellfield to the SX/EW plant, and producing copper.

Over the past three months approximately 1.5 million tons of copper ore has been contacted underground with leach solution. Copper concentrations in the solution has recently risen to levels which have allowed the SX/EW plant to begin operation and produce copper. Read more

Sixth Annual National Fall Stand-Down Begins May 6

The 6th annual National Safety Stand-Down to prevent falls will take place the week of May 6-10, 2019. The Stand-Down was conceived by OSHA in 2014 as part of the National Falls Campaign to raise awareness surrounding the severity of fall hazards in construction and the importance of preventing them. It’s an opportunity for employers to pause work and have a conversation with workers about fall hazards, protective methods, and the company’s safety policies, goals and expectations.  This should also be an opportunity for workers to talk to management about any fall hazards they see.

Want more information on what the Stand-Down is and why you should participate? Check out our About the Stand-Down page and video. Need posters, training materials, free hard hat stickers or worker handouts? Visit our One-Stop Stand-Down Shop for everything you need to conduct your own stand-down.

New resources for 2019 include:

  • A Written Fall Protection & Rescue Plan – Developing and implementing a detailed fall protection plan is essential to protect all workers at risk for a fall. Click here to use any and all sections that are applicable to your jobsite(s).
  • The 2019 5-Day Stand-Down Plan – Not sure where to get started? Follow our 5-Day plan to participate all week long, or simply handpick a few daily activities from the list.
  • A Social Media Guide – Want to promote the Stand-Down with your members or constituents? Check out the suggested social media posts in our 2019 Stand-Down Social Media Guide.
  • New Infographics – A whole series of falls-related CPWR-NIOSH cobranded infographics is available, with 4 new topics for 2019: Have a Rescue Plan to Prevent Suspension Trauma, The Right Length Lanyard Will Protect Workers In A Fall, Fatal Falls Highest in Construction, and a Snapshot of Fatal Falls in Construction.
  • New Video – Safe Ladder Practices in Roofing was developed by the Roofing r2p Partnership (National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) and the United Union of Roofers and Waterproofers & Allied Workers, and CPWR) and focuses on ladder safety during roofing work and how the free NIOSH ladder safety app can help.

Hudbay Receives the Mine Plan of Operations for Rosemont

March 21, 2019

Hudbay Minerals said Thursday that it has received the approved Mine Plan of Operations for the proposed Rosemont mine project, the final step in the permitting process.

“Rosemont is now a fully permitted, shovel-ready copper project and we look forward to developing this world-class asset,” said Alan Hair, Hudbay’s president and chief executive officer, in a press release.

The MPO was received from the U.S. Forest Service about two weeks after the project received the Section 404 Water Permit. READ MORE

Public Input Transportation Meetings

Pima Association of Governments invites you to review and comment on the region’s Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for FY 2020-2024.

This meeting will cover regional funding for the next 5 years on roadways, transit, safety, interstate interchanges, and bicycle and pedestrian facilities.

 

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Randolph Golf Complex

Copper Room

600 S. Alvernon Way, Tucson

 

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Wheeler Taft Abbett Library

7800 N. Schisler Drive, Tucson

 

Friday, March 29, 2019

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Joyner-Green Valley Library

Large Activity Room

601 N. La Cañada Drive, Green Valley

Congratuations Hudbay on Receipt of Section 404 Water Permit for Rosemont

Hudbay’s Arizona Business Unit comments on receipt of Section 404 Permit for Rosemont Project
Tucson, Arizona, March 8, 2019 – Hudbay Minerals Inc. (“Hudbay” or the “company”) (TSX, NYSE:HBM) today announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has issued a Section 404 Permit (the “404 Permit”) for Hudbay’s Rosemont Project. “Receiving the 404 Permit brings us another step closer to building Rosemont. We’re excited to achieve this milestone and are thankful for the tremendous support that we have received,” said Andre Lauzon, Vice President of the Arizona Business Unit. “This has been a long and thorough process for both Rosemont and the community. We are pleased with the outcome and are looking forward to what’s next in the coming weeks and months.” Click here to read more