Greenhills is Safest Coal Mine in Canada for Fourth Year
Greenhills Operations in the Elk Valley of B.C. has been awarded the John T. Ryan National Safety Trophy as the safest coal mine in Canada for 2016. This marks the fourth consecutive year that Greenhills has received the award, which goes to the mine that experienced the lowest reportable injury frequency per 200,000 hours worked in Canada.
This is the sixth time overall that Greenhills has received the John T. Ryan National Safety Award since its inception, which is administered by the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM).
“This award really speaks to the strong commitment employees have made to their safety and the safety of their co-workers,” said Robin Sheremeta, Senior Vice President, Coal. “This is an outstanding achievement and I commend everyone at Greenhills for their safety leadership and for working hard to achieve Teck’s vision of everyone going home safe and healthy every day.”
Carmen de Andacollo Recognized for Commitment to Safety
Carmen de Andacollo Operations (CDA) in Chile has received two awards for their safety performance and improvements in 2016, as a result of ongoing work to develop programs and strategies to ensure that employees worked towards Teck’s safety vision.
Mutual de Securidad, a leading organization regulating and promoting occupational health and safety in South America, recognized CDA as a ‘World Class Company in Safey’ in the Chilean large mining sector category. The National Safety Council (Consejo Nacional de Seguridad) also honoured CDA for the lowest reportable injury frequency in the category of mines and quarries in 2016.
“This milestone was achieved by all of us working together,” said Manuel Novoa, General Manager, CDA. “It is important we strive to be leaders in mining when it comes to safety, and these awards recognize the work we have done to date towards achieving our safety vision.”