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The contents of this website contain general guidance only and should not be relied upon as a substitute for appropriate technical expertise.  Although reasonable precautions have been taken to verify the information contained herein, it is being accessed without warranty of any kind, either express or implied.  This website’s contents have been prepared with the input of various International Council on Mining and Metals (“ICMM”) members and other parties.  However, the responsibility for the adoption and application of any information contained herein rests solely with each individual member company.  At no stage does ICMM or any individual company accept responsibility for the failures or liabilities of any other member company, and expressly disclaims the same.  Each ICMM member company is responsible for determining and implementing management practices at its facility, and ICMM expressly disclaims any responsibility related to determination or implementation of any management practice.  Moreover, although ICMM and its members are committed to an aspirational goal of zero fatalities at any mine site or facility, mining is an inherently hazardous industry, and this goal unfortunately has yet to be achieved.

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