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If a company cannot mine safely it should not mine at all.

In safety, one size doesn't fit all. Safe ways of working are built shift by shift, day by day and over time. This requires leadership, investment and an unwavering commitment to the goal of zero harm with a priority on zero fatalities.

Focus areas

Continually improve health and safety

Work towards zero fatalities requires continuous improvement and a number of step changes by individual companies and the industry as a whole.

Critical control management

Focusing risk-management on those controls that are most critical for health and safety to get the industry to zero fatalities and serious illness.

Health and safety training

Health and safety training is essential for continually improving performance.

Prevent fatalities

Health and safety needs to be central to all mining processes – with every practical measure adopted to eliminate workplace fatalities.

Transparent safety data reporting

Monitoring and reporting on occupational health and safety indicators is an important part of driving performance improvement.

Vehicle interaction

ICMM members commit to continually improve health and safety. They are determined to eliminate collision related fatalities in mining operations.

ICMM's Mining Principles

Supporting global goals