Leadership is fundamental to creating a safe work environment. Our Health and Safety programs focus on Visible Felt Leadership with an emphasis on key programs such as Safety Interactions, Vital Behaviors, Operational Risk Management and Integrated Health and Safety Leadership Teams.
Visible, Felt Leadership
Safety Shares – which are employee-led discussions about safety experiences and lessons held at the start of every meeting and shift – and Personal Safety Plans are examples of safety interactions that provide opportunities for our employees and contractors to speak up and for managers and supervisors to demonstrate safety leadership.
Our Safety Leadership Coaching program places an emphasis on improving frontline supervisors’ ability to engage constructively with their teams.
Integrated Health and Safety Leadership Teams
Newmont’s Health and Safety Leadership Team is led by our Chief Executive Officer and meets on a monthly basis to discuss safety performance, share best practices and form teams to address emerging issues.
Operational Risk Management
Our Risk Management program ensures that operational exposures are identified and effectively managed. Field-level risk competency is a cornerstone of the Safety Leadership Coaching program. The program assists frontline supervisors in assessing situations, and identifying and using the most effective tools to manage and mitigate the associated risks.
Learning from Others
To improve our safety performance and help raise the performance of the entire industry, we share and learn lessons by participating in the following programs and organizations:
- ICMM – a global organization that aims to advance the sustainable development performance – including six areas in health and safety – of the mining and metals industry.
- The Mining Safety Roundtable – a group of executive and senior mining professionals whose goal is to strengthen safety practices and policies within the industry.
- Earth Moving Equipment Safety Round Table (EMESRT) – a group of mining companies and equipment manufacturers that address equipment safety and health risks.
- The National Mining Association’s CORESafety program – a program that provides a common roadmap to achieve zero fatalities and lower the injury rate by 50 percent by 2017.