The National Mining Association (NMA) has recognized Newmont Mining Corporation for receiving independent certification under its CORESafety system.
“We congratulate Newmont on this noteworthy achievement and want to recognize and thank Gary Goldberg for his role in the development of CORESafety,” said Hal Quinn, president and chief executive officer of NMA. “The company has been an early developer and adopter of the CORESafety framework and has gone above and beyond to implement its tenets at the company’s operations across the globe.”
“Safety is a core value for Newmont, and we have made excellent progress towards achieving our goal of zero harm by lowering injury rates by more than 50 percent since 2012,” said Newmont’s president and chief executive officer Gary Goldberg. “While our injury rates are among the lowest in the mining sector, we want everyone to go home safely after every shift and CORESafety is helping us achieve that goal.”
CORESafety’s approach to safety and health emphasizes accident prevention using a risk-based management system anchored in leadership, management and assurance. Its objective is zero fatalities and a 50 percent reduction in mining’s injury rate within five years of implementation. Since its inception in 2011, CORESafety participants have seen a 74 percent reduction in fatalities.
CORESafety is a voluntary mine safety and health initiative developed and facilitated by the 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 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. Newmont is the fourth NMA member company to complete each step of this process.
“Earning the CORESafety certification required that we complete a third-party assessment of our safety and health management system to verify that it is functionally equivalent to CORESafety and submit this assessment to NMA. SGW Management System Specialists conducted the independent audit, making us the fourth NMA member to earn the certification,” said Goldberg. “This milestone reinforces our efforts to effectively manage the risks associated with mining activities. On the ground, a motivated workforce committed to living our value of safety supports our unrelenting commitment to continuous improvement. Thanks to all our employees, partners and vendors for your dedication to safety.”
SGW Management System Specialists conducted the independent audit for Newmont.