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Health and safety

Responsible mining companies have an unwavering commitment to the health and safety of workers and their families, local communities and wider society. Health and safety has to be at the heart of all operations and processes. Mining presents various hazards that can be of significant consequence, but through effective risk management strategies neither safety incidents nor the onset of occupational diseases are inevitable. ICMM members are progressing towards a goal of zero fatalities, occupational disease and catastrophic events. People have a right to go home safe and healthy to their families and their communities at the end of every day. 

Focus areas

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Supporting the flow of information and good practice on member responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Advancing progress towards zero fatalities in the mining and metals industry.


Advancing progress on work-related diseases because people are not only employees, they are also members of families and communities.

Cleaner, Safer Vehicles

Accelerating the development of a new generation of mining vehicles.