CORESafety Framework System

Introduction to the 20 Modules

The CORESafety® Safety and Health Management System (SHMS) involves 20 modules with suggested timelines for completion. The modules and timelines were developed by mine safety professionals specifically for U.S. mining as a pathway to achieve zero fatalities and a 50 percent reduction in the injury rate within five years (0:50:5). While CORESafety provides a common roadmap and a common language to achieve 0:50:5, it does not specify the details of each company's system. Rather, company systems should be designed to be functionally equivalent to the CORESafety HSMS taking into consideration each company's unique operations, management structure and culture.


Leadership

Projected Implementation Date: December 2012

Identifying and developing employees in leadership positions or with leadership potential who can:

Influence safety and health performance improvement.

Positively and knowingly affect safety culture.

Help the organization achieve the 0:50:5 objective.

View Module 1 in the
CORESafety Handbook

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Responsibility & Accountability:

Projected Implementation Date: December 2012

This module includes:

Setting appropriate safety and health goals.

Assuring all employees understand their safety and health management roles and responsibilities.

Providing sufficient resources.

Employing appropriate tools to measure and review for continuous improvement.

Applying positive and negative consequences relative to performance against responsibilities.

View Module 2 in the
CORESafety Handbook

Management System Coordination

Projected Implementation Date: December 2012

This module includes:

Assigning responsibility for development and management of the CORESafety safety and health management system (System Leader).

Integrating CORESafety into other company systems such as mine planning, operations, maintenance, contract management, human resources, information technology and others.

View Module 3 in the
CORESafety Handbook

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Fatality Prevention/Risk Mgmt.

Projected Implementation Date: December 2012

This module includes:

Identifying and reviewing all safety and health hazards.

Assessing and prioritizing risks associated with those hazards, emphasizing risks that could have catastrophic, including fatal, consequences.

Applying controls systematically.

Verifying controls remain effective over time.

View Module 4 in the
CORESafety Handbook

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Training & Competence

Projected Implementation Date: December 2012

This module includes:

Assessing training needs based on level, knowledge and skills required for each task.

Ensuring workers know how to do their jobs.

Ensuring workers know the hazards and risks of their assigned tasks.

Verifying worker competency through demonstrations.

View Module 5 in the
CORESafety Handbook

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Emergency Planning & Response

Projected Implementation Date: December 2012

Planning for and responding appropriately to emergency and crisis situations through emergency prevention and action plans that include:

Resource allocation.

Training.

Emergency response communications and coordination.

Recovery.

View Module 6 in the
CORESafety Handbook

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Culture Enhancement

Projected Implementation Date: December 2013

This module includes:

Identifying desired safety culture characteristics.

Assessing strengths and weaknesses.

Developing and implementing a culture improvement plan.

View Module 7 in the
CORESafety Handbook

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Collaboration & Communication

Projected Implementation Date: December 2013

This module includes:

Fostering effective two-way communication and involvement among all employees in safety and health decision making and problem solving.

Ensuring that all relevant safety and health information is shared through open, transparent and frequent communications.

View Module 8 in the
CORESafety Handbook

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Reinforecement & Recognition

Projected Implementation Date: December 2013

This module includes:

Using formal and informal positive feedback and rewards.

Recognizing and reinforcing behaviors and actions that contribute to good health and safety performance.

View Module 9 in the
CORESafety Handbook

Resources & Planning

Projected Implementation Date: December 2013

Managing and aligning human resource activities to achieve the 0:50:5 objective through:

Hiring standards.

Conditions of employment.

Employee assimilation.

Collective bargaining agreements.

Succession planning.

Progressive discipline policy.

View Module 10 in the
CORESafety Handbook

Change Management

Projected Implementation Date: December 2013

This module includes:

Identifying changes in the organization and at the operation that may introduce new risk or increase unacceptable risk by proactively looking for and controlling change at every level of the organization and across functional areas, including emergency management.

View Module 11 in the
CORESafety Handbook

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Work Procedures & Permits

Projected Implementation Date: December 2013

Integrating safety and health into operations and maintenance by:

Organizing and conducting work in a predictable manner.

Specifying ways to carry out an activity or process.

Using more controlled procedures for those activities or processes that are high risk or require a permit.

View Module 12 in the
CORESafety Handbook

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Occupational Health

Projected Implementation Date: December 2013

Treating health on par with safety by:

Anticipating, recognizing, evaluating and controlling occupational health hazards leading to illness.

Applying appropriate new technologies, with an emphasis on exposure assessment and medical surveillance.

View Module 13 in the
CORESafety Handbook

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Incident Reporting & Investigation

Projected Implementation Date: December 2013

This module includes:

Understanding and reporting of recordable/reportable incidents.

Investigating all incidents, including relevant near misses, to establish root cause, as appropriate.

Capturing lessons learned/root cause data for management review and communication to employees.

View Module 14 in the
CORESafety Handbook

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Behavior Optimization

Projected Implementation Date: December 2014

Minimizing unsafe behavior by:

Educating all employees on the causes of safe and unsafe behavior.

Developing an observation and feedback process.

Emphasizing how to control behavior and intervene with co-workers.

View Module 15 in the
CORESafety Handbook

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Safety & Health Management Assurance

Projected Implementation Date: December 2014

This module includes:

Establishing a procedure to assess compliance with applicable legal requirements.

Maintaining current information.

Developing an improvement cycle that is integrated with the company's safety and health management system.

View Module 16 in the
CORESafety Handbook

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Assurance

Projected Implementation Date: December 2014

This module includes:

Implementing a process to assure internal and external stakeholders of the adequate structure, fitness and effectiveness of the safety and health management system.

Ensuring management using assurance information to determine how to improve the safety and health management system.

Providing for corrective action and continual improvement based on senior management direction.

View Module 17 in the
CORESafety Handbook

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Documentation & Information Management

Projected Implementation Date: December 2014

This module includes:

Collecting appropriate safety and health data for leading and lagging performance metrics.

Establishing and maintaining appropriate safety and health management records.

View Module 18 in the
CORESafety Handbook

Engineering & Construction

Projected Implementation Date: December 2015

This module includes:

Designing, procuring, constructing and commissioning new mines, facilities and modifications to existing facilities to promote good safety and health performance throughout the operational life of the facility.

Integrating the "hierarchy of controls" and good design principles to minimize new mine, facility or modification risk to the lowest level reasonably achievable.

View Module 19 in the
CORESafety Handbook

Contractor Management & Purchasing

Projected Implementation Date: December 2015

This module includes:

Ensuring all company-sponsored project proposals include safety and health management criteria or requirements.

Pre-screening contractors for acceptable safety and health management experience, qualifications and procedures.

Ensuring all contractors and third parties are aware of your organization's safety and health management requirements and expectations.

View Module 20 in the
CORESafety Handbook

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