Health and Safety
Nothing is more important to us than the well-being of our workforce and we are committed to maintaining the highest health and safety standards at all of our operations.
Mitchell J. Krebs, Coeur’s President and Chief Executive Officer
Consistent with our commitment to excellence in mining health and safety, Coeur has partnered with the National Mining Association (NMA) on its CORESafety initiative. CORESafety, a partnership led by the members of the NMA, is an approach to mining health and safety designed to prevent accidents before they happen.
While we believe we can continually improve our safety performance, we are pleased to have been recognized for our safety leadership, including:
- Nevada Mining Association’s (NVMA) Mine Operators Safety Award, second place to our Rochester Mine for outstanding achievement for Surface Operations-Medium category 2012.
- Nevada Mining Association’s (NVMA) Individual Safety Award presented to Coeur employee Wendy Anderson at our Rochester Mine for the Trainer category 2012.
- Our Kensington Mine in Alaska received the MSHA Sentinels of Safety Honorable Mention award in 2011 for no lost time accidents in 2010.
- Coeur was recognized by the International Society of Mine Safety Professionals (ISMSP) with five national and international safety awards for its operations in North and South America:
- Palmarejo Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico - 1,233,880 employee hours worked without a lost time accident.
- Rochester Mine, Lovelock, Nevada - 4 years and 813,036 employee hours worked without a lost time accident.
- Coeur South America Exploration, Santiago, Chile - 6 years and 532,354 employee hours worked without a lost time accident.
- Coeur Argentina Exploration, Gregores, Santa Cruz, Argentina - 3 years and 45,096 employee hours worked without a lost time accident.
- Coeur Exploration, Temoris, Chihuahua, Mexico - 4 years and 213,465 employee hours worked without a lost time accident.