CORESafety System: Fatality Prevention/Risk Mgmt.

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.


Worksite Handbook
Worksite Handbook for module 4 – forms, check-lists and documentation for use on the job site.

Examples of participating company procedures and permits

Determining Serious Injury & Fatality Exposure Potential
As is true with any area of performance, in the prevention of serious injuries and fatalities (SIFs) it is important to be able to measure progress. A performance metric tells us whether we are improving, remaining stagnant or backsliding in our efforts toward a goal. This in turn tells us whether our current efforts are succeeding, or whether we need to change our approach.

Fatality Prevention Guideline
This document helps to define specific activities that drive operations to identify tasks and exposures with fatal risk potential and to ensure the risk control measures applied to those tasks/exposures are proactive, reliable and sustained. The document also defines training requirements for leadership and the workforce.

Fire Protection System Disruption
This document outlines the Standard Operating Procedures for when a Fire Protection System is disabled, interrupted, or damaged. It highlights the proper steps to reduce possible loss during an emergency while the system is impaired.

Health and Safety Critical Control Management
This document is the good practice guide by the International Council on Mining & Metals (ICMM)

New Findings on Serious Injuries & Fatalities
Over the past five years a startling data pattern has emerged in which the rate of recordable injuries has declined, but the rate of serious injuries and fatalities (SIFs) is either flat or increasing. The pattern is seen to varying degrees at the site level, as well as at the company and national levels, and calls into question fundamental long-standing safety science assumptions.

Risk & Change Management in Mining
The heart of safety management in mining is risk management, i.e., identification of hazards, assessment of their risk, application of appropriate controls. Regardless of the nature of the hazard (e.g., geological or other energy sources, environmental, process, human error & behavioral, etc.), they should all be addressed through effective risk management.

Risk Management
This document provides an outline of the Risk Management process and how it integrates with the safety management systems. Additionally, the document helps identify risks associated with specific mining activities and provides ways to proactively mitigate those risks to prevent injuries and fatalities.

Risk Management Webinar Presentation
This document is the power point presentation and related notes for the Risk Management webinar held in April of 2014.

Surface Fire Prevention
This document outlines the Standard Operating Procedures that establish the minimum requirements for safeguarding life and property against fire and related hazards and to control the risk of fire through effective prevention and detection.