Greenhills is safest coal mine in Canada for fourth year

Pictured in the photo with the John T. Ryan Trophy from Teck Greenhills Operations (left to right) are Jason Smith, Superintendent Human Resources, Health & Safety, Loren Langille, Mine Rescue Team Member, Ken Halibert, Co-Chair Occupational Health and Safety Committee, Geoff Brick, General Manager and Terry Halladay, Mine Rescue Team Member

Sparwood, B.C. – Teck’s 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 is the fourth consecutive year that Greenhills Operations has received the award, which goes to the mine that experienced the lowest reportable injury frequency per 200,000 hours worked in Canada.

“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.”

This is the sixth time overall that Greenhills has received the John T. Ryan National Safety Award since its inception. The award is administered by the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) and was presented during the CIM Convention 2017 Awards Gala in Montreal.