Round Mountain adapts annual refresher training (ART) for COVID-19

Kinross Round Mountain recently conducted their annual refresher training (ART) workshop, a full-day program dedicated to resetting and rethinking about safety for employees.

In previous years, employees would engage in interactive team building exercises to refresh on safety while engaging with one another. This year, due to COVID-19, the safety department  created over 30 workshops featuring numerous videos, tutorials and presentations to train 80% of Round Mountain’s 800 employees on the importance of safety and best practices on screen, while maintaining physical distancing.

The group also reviewed MSHA incidents in the mining industry for 2020 as case studies to discuss incident prevention. All materials were then uploaded to Kinross University for the remaining 20% of employees to be trained online.

“While this year’s ART workshop looked different than previous years, we still managed to drive home the importance of safety and keeping it top of mind each day,” said Gary Svoboda, Interim Health & Safety Manager. “A big thank you goes out to our safety department and the team who helped bring this event to life on a virtual platform. Round Mountain’s team continues to make this challenging time a bit easier, and we are lucky to have a such solid team.”

Employees social distance during the ART workshop
Employees are seen watching training sessions 
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