Committed to Safe Production
At SSR, our safety vision is “Safe for Life”. Our company-wide safety system balances the human and technical aspects of safety, and blends leadership behaviours with traditional management activities to create a safety-first, productive culture.
In this positive environment, our workers maintain safety awareness, recognizing hazards and analyzing risk in their daily activities. Every employee is empowered to take the necessary actions to minimize risk.
Our Safety and Health Policy applies to all our employees and contractors across all of our operations. In 2018, we revised our enterprise-level safety and health management system (SHMS)—to ensure alignment to Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS) 18001 and International Standards Organization (ISO) 45001. The major focus of the SMHS is risk management. In 2019, we began implementation of the revised SHMS across the company, at all operating sites—even when the standard’s performance requirements exceed local requirements.
Our safety reporting is focused on leading indicators in addition to lagging indicators such as injuries. This approach allows us to better anticipate and assess risks, and work to control them.
While we succeeded in substantially reducing our safety indicators and improved our Total Recordable Injury Frequency Rate (TRIFR) by 50% year-over-year, there was a safety incident at the Seabee underground mine. The incident resulted in lost time injuries and thankfully the employees have made full recoveries. The investigation identified opportunities to further reduce risk in safety and operational procedures.
The corrective actions identified with the investigation included enhanced training, the introduction of more mechanized mobile equipment, and focused initiatives to leverage leadership competencies developed through our LEAD program, and positively impact the safety culture.
4M hrs without a lost time injury On August 27, 2019, Puna Operations proved the value of the Safe for Life program in achieving the safety milestone of 4 million hours worked without a single lost-time injury.
70% reduction in TRIFR achieved