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Risk management

Mining can have a significant impact on a range of stakeholders and issues, such as workers health and safety, community wellbeing, and cultural and natural heritage.

Companies need to have rigorous risk management systems in place that facilitate the implementation of appropriate risk-based controls that can prevent or mitigate potential impacts.

Focus areas

Carry out emergency response planning

Planning for and responding effectively to emergencies is essential for every mining and metals company; to better protect workers, local communities and wider society from harm.

Health risk assessment

Health risk assessments allow operations to identify risks and hazards, develop an understanding of potential health effects and measure exposure to harmful substances.

Manage health, safety, environmental and social risks

A systematic approach to manage health, safety and environmental risks is essential for effective management and to ensure all possible risks are considered and managed in a holistic way.

ICMM's Mining Principles

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