A great success of the first edition of the Euromines Safety Awards

Euromines celebrated the first edition of the Euromines Safety Awards ceremony at the Thon Hotel in Brussels at the end of April, recognizing the importance of health and safety (H&S) as the foundation upon which the European mining industry is built.

The event’s video is now available on Euromines’ YouTube channel(link is external).

The event brought together frontrunner mining companies in H&S that have made a significant contribution to their projects and safety culture, and the three winners were announced: Boliden (1st place) for its “Improved Organisational and Social Work Environment” project, Eldorado Gold Corporation (2nd place) for its “Employee Engagement” project, and LKAB (3rd place) for its “Safe Conveyor Belts from port-to-port” project.

Boliden’s project aimed to improve H&S in the psychosocial work environment through various tools and ways of working such as daily pulse meetings and monthly discussions, creating a dedicated team to promote proactive activities related to these issues.

Eldorado Gold Corporation’s “Employee Engagement” program was designed to encourage supervisors to interact with blue-collar employees on safety, using various opportunities to improve safety culture and communication between white-collar and blue-collar employees.

Finally, LKAB’s “Safe Conveyor Belts from port-to-port” project aimed to identify risks and standardize safety solutions for conveyors, which resulted in the training of over 1,200 persons, the identification of 6,000 risks, and the fixing of most of them.

The event was a great success, and Euromines expresses sincere gratitude to the members of the jury for their contribution to promoting best practices on safety for the mining industry. The jury members included Peter Handley, DG GROW, European Commission; Judith Kirton-Darling, IndustriAll European Trade Union; César Luaces Frades, ANEFA, Aggregates Europe; Göksel Alpaslan, Tüprag Eldorado;


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