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Honored for Safety Excellence: Newmont Nevada Employees Celebrate Success

December 06, 2017

In September, the Newmont Nevada team was presented with several 2017 Safety Awards as part of the 39th annual Nevada Mining Association (NvMA) Convention in South Lake Tahoe.

“Safety continues to be the number one priority for Nevada mining companies and employees,” said Dana Bennett, NvMA president. “We’re thrilled to recognize and give thanks to the hard-working men and women who continue to dedicate themselves to making mining one of the safest industries in our great state.”

Each year, the NvMA honors mining professionals and operations that go “above and beyond expectations to ensure workers return home safely after every shift.” Individual nominees are judged on their personal safety record and their involvement in advocating safety in the workplace. Data for the 2017 awards is based on performance in the 2016 calendar year. Operator awards, meanwhile, are given to the top three mines in designated categories based on their safety rate, which is calculated by a formula that takes into account the number of employees on site, the number of person-hours for that year, penalties for lost time accidents, the number of reportable incidents, and the number of lost time days.

Patricia W. Silvey of the United States Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration, was present to offer remarks and congratulate the winners.

From rescue competitions to health and wellness programs, we strive here at Newmont to build a culture of zero harm and a workplace free of injuries and occupational illnesses. Our dedicated and hard-working employees are central to that mission. A big thanks to all of this year’s award recipients.

Newmont’s 2017 Individual Safety Awards Winners by category:

Safety Manager
Tim Burns

Safety Professional
Allison Jensen

Mine Manager
Don Wilhite

General Supervisor
Mike McKinnon

Supervisor (Tier 1)
Christopher Vedis

Supervisor (Tier 2)
Ernesto Manzo

Safety Champion
Kenneth Braaten
Darren Coats
Andrew Richey
Pamela Ward

Newmont’s Operator Safety Awards by category:

Surface Operations

Large – 300+ employees
First: Newmont Mining Corporation, Phoenix
Third: Newmont Mining Corporation, South Area

Medium – 100–299 employee
Third: Newmont Mining Corporation, Emigrant

Underground Operations

Large – 300+ employees
Third: Newmont Mining Corporation, Leeville

Medium – 100–299 employees
Second: Newmont Mining Corporation, Exodus

Small – 20–99 employees
First: Newmont Mining Corporation, Chukar

Together with our partners at the NvMA, we will continue to promote health and safety in all facets of the mining industry.

Learn more about our approach to safety by visiting our sustainability report, Beyond the Mine.

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