Broadbent Hosts the Nevada Mining Association’s Suppliers Committee Meeting

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Broadbent’s Reno office is proud to have hosted the April 2015 Nevada Mining Association’s Suppliers Committee Meeting. The meeting was well-attended with 35 participants from 20 companies. Broadbent and ArrowData each gave presentations on the specialized services they provide to the mining industry. At the end of the meeting attendees enjoyed ArrowData’s demonstration of one of their drones in action. After the demonstration everyone convened in Broadbent’s offices for an informal meet and greet, complete with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. The event was fun, informative, and a great opportunity to meet some of the movers and shakers working with Nevada’s mining industry. For more information on the Nevada Mining Association visit their webpage. http://www.nevadamining.org/index.php

Hidden Cave and Grimes Point Archaeological Area Field Trip

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Broadbent’s Reno staff and their families are looking forward to a company field trip to Hidden Cave and Grimes Point Archaeological Area. The tour of Hidden Cave will be conducted by a docent from the Churchill County Museum in Fallon, Nevada. As a part of this outing, Broadbent will make a $500.00 donation to the Churchill County Museum. Hidden Cave is an archaeological site exhibiting a depth of cultural and natural history that Broadbent families are eager to experience. The cave was first created by the waves of ancient Lake Lahontan 21,000 years ago and then later occupied by humans roughly 3,800 years ago. Just a mile and a half below Hidden Cave is the Grimes Point Archaeological Area. Grimes Read More »

Nevada Archaeological Association Annual Meeting

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At the end of March, Broadbent sent members of its archaeological team to the Annual Nevada Archaeological Association (NAA) Meeting in Wendover, Nevada. Project Archaeologist Principal Investigator Margo Memmott and Senior Staff Scientist Ashlee Younie both participated in the event. Ms. Memmott conducted a tin can identification workshop that was open to all NAA members. This workshop was entitled “What Can This Be? A Practical Workshop on Tin Can Identification and Analysis.” It included practical approaches to recording tin cans in the field and focused on teaching attendees basic tin can morphology. A casual and open-forum atmosphere allowed attendees to interact with Ms. Memmott and the hands-on tin can examples. The workshop provided information and insight on how to use Read More »

Creating a Culture of Safety Within Broadbent

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Broadbent management has been successful in creating a culture of safety in the company. This has been accomplished through the shared learning of experiences in the field and analysis of knowledge gained from our valued clients. A simple example of this safety mindset, is how it has effected the way we park our vehicles. Even when commuting to and from work, using our personal vehicles, employees have embraced the idea of backing vehicles into parking spots. With a vehicle in this position, when leaving a parking spot, the driver is traveling forward. By leaving in the forward direction one is less likely to cause an accident. Drivers have also surveyed the front of the vehicle and scanned the area for Read More »

Project Safety – Working in Remote Locations

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Broadbent conducts work throughout the western United States. Environmental projects can include work such as operations and maintenance of remediation systems, in remote parts of Nevada, California, Oregon, and other western states. To ensure the safety of employees, emergency packs are stored in vehicles. Field personnel are trained to utilize the contents of the packs to assist themselves, or others. Vehicle training and defensive driving lessons are provided to field personnel to help prepare drivers for situations such as vehicle malfunction, or facing the ever changing elements of weather. For work at the Leviathan Mine in Alpine County, California, workers under go defensive driver, fatigue management, and mountain driving training programs to prepare them to navigate potentially dangerous, remote mountain Read More »