Achieving safety success in mining requires each miner to be thoroughly trained and competent.
In addition, it’s important for their training to be assessed and verified, based on their level of knowledge and skills required for each task.
The primary safety focus at every mining operation should be on learning.
This downloadable CORESafety infographic shows the three categories that are involved in the learning process –
Culture is communicated by what leaders say and do.
Mining managers and supervisors should show that they are MINERS for knowledge and skills, and MINERS for safety education and training.*
Mining operations should always be:
M—Motivating every person in the organization to continuously learn, grow, develop and progress.
I —Integrating safety education and training into the overall operational process.
N—Nurturing the right (safe, efficient and productive) way of performing each and every task.
E—Encouraging and empowering every person, every day, toward lifelong learning.
R—Reinforcing with abundant rewards and recognition, the behaviors that show that people are learning and applying the learned knowledge and skills.
S—Showing the way. Setting the example. Supporting what you say by what you do.
*Mine Health and Safety Management textbook – Copyright 2001 – published by the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration, Inc.
- On January 17, 2023