Kinross Bald Mountain hosts 34th annual Elko Safety Olympiad!

Earlier this month, Kinross Bald Mountain hosted the 34th annual Elko Safety Olympiad. Over 50 volunteers from the team at Bald Mountain designed the events that nine mine rescue teams, including Kinross Round Mountain’s, would compete in.

The Elko Safety Olympiad brings together teams from across Nevada for a three-day event that tests team skills, training and performance in scenarios based on real life mine rescues. The event is a great opportunity for teams to learn new skills, share techniques and best practices.

This year, 72 competitors from nine teams competed in a variety of workshops including fire prevention, hazmat safety, ropes training, medical triage and confined space scenarios. The teams were broken up into two flights with Kinross Round Mountain ranking in second place for their flight, and receiving top scores for the fire safety and confined spaces workshops.

“The Elko Safety Olympiad is usually one of the most intense days of training our teams get each year. It is an opportunity for competitors across the state to come together as rescue teams and as an industry to see where we can improve,” said Jason Cooley, Health and Safety Specialist, Bald Mountain. “This event is truly a benchmark of where our training stands and we are pleased with our performance and preparedness for any potential mine rescue situations.” 

Members of Bald Mountains Mine Rescue team
Round Mountain’s mine rescue team at the Olympiad
Bald Mountain’s mine rescue team during the ‘fun day’ event where they wore safety kilts
Competitors during the fire safety portion of the competition
A competitor during the medical triage portion of the competition  
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