Kinross Gold receives the US mining industry's top safety certification
The National Mining Association (NMA) has recognized Kinross Gold Corporation for receiving independent certification under its CORESafety® system. Kinross, one of the leading gold mining companies in the world, is the eighth NMA member company to complete each step of this process.
“We congratulate Kinross on starting out 2018 with this noteworthy accomplishment in mine safety and health,” said NMA CEO and President Hal Quinn. “Kinross’ efforts have more than proven that putting people first is a true core value for the company and it goes above and beyond to make sure every employee returns home safe and healthy every day.”
“Kinross is very proud to have one of the best safety records in our industry, and we continuously work to maintain and strengthen our performance,” said J. Paul Rollinson, Kinross Gold’s president and CEO. “Mining responsibly is an imperative at Kinross and being certified under CORESafety ensures best practices are implemented at our operations.”
CORESafety’s approach to safety and health emphasizes accident prevention and uses a risk-based management system anchored in leadership, management and assurance. The framework is designed to go beyond what is required by regulations, focusing on a goal of continuous improvement. Its objective is zero fatalities and a 50 percent reduction in mining’s injury rate within five years of implementation. In 2017, companies participating in the CORESafety system closed the year with zero fatalities across U.S operations.
CORESafety is a risk-based mine safety and health management system developed by NMA. CORESafety participants agree to: commit to the CORESafety system; implement a functionally-equivalent version of the CORESafety safety and health management system; submit to NMA annual self-assessments of progress toward implementation of the CORESafety safety and health management system; and, if the company elects to become or maintain CORESafety certification, complete a thorough third- party assessment of its safety and health management system to verify that it is functionally equivalent to CORESafety and submit the assessment report to NMA.
Predictive Safety conducted the independent audit for Kinross Gold.