5. Health and Safety

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Pursue continual improvement in the health and safety performance with the ultimate goal of zero harm.

ICMM members share an unwavering commitment to improving health and safety performance. Adopting workplace good practices and critical controls to prevent fatalities, minimise injuries and eliminate occupational diseases, towards a goal of zero harm.

The performance expectations

Developed with extensive input from NGOs, international organisations and academics, our Mining Principles establish baseline performance expectations for a responsible mining and metals industry. These two requirements define ICMM's health and safety performance expectations of company members.

  • 5.1: Continually improve health and safety

    Implement practices aimed at continually improving workplace health and safety, and monitor performance for the elimination of workplace fatalities, serious injuries and prevention of occupational diseases, based upon recognised international standard or management system.

  • 5.2: Provide health and safety training

    Provide workers with training in accordance with their responsibilities for health and safety, and implement health surveillance and risk-based monitoring programmes based on occupational exposures.

About ICMM's Mining Principles

ICMM’s Mining Principles strengthen social and environmental requirements, on issues such as labour rights, resettlement, gender, access to grievance mechanisms, mine closure, pollution and waste. Watch our film to learn more.