The Tasiast Projects Team recently won the 2013 Kinross Safety award for having the most improved Total Reportable Injury Frequency Rate (TRIFR) and Severity Rate (SR) over a three-year period. The annual Kinross Safety Award recognizes excellence in health and safety performance during the previous year.
The Team, which is dedicated to the Tasiast expansion project, has seen a significant decrease in its TRIFR – from 1.38 in 2011 to 0.30 in 2013.
At the same time, the Team has had just one Lost Time Injury (LTI) over the last two years. It’s a impressive achievement considering the group worked 11,000 hours and with over 3,000 contractors from around the world during that period.
The Team also implemented several high-risk health and safety training programs for local Mauritanians, creating a safety culture at a time when the Region was new to the mining industry.
Dan Snodgress (Vice-President and General Manager, Tasiast) and Patrick Hickey (Regional Vice-President, Africa) accepted the award on behalf of the Tasiast Projects Team at the 2014 Living Our Values Awards (LOVA) gala celebration in Toronto.
Dan Snodgress (Vice-President and General Manager, Tasiast) (left) and Patrick Hickey (Regional Vice-President, Africa) (right) accept the 2013 Kinross Safety Award on behalf of the Tasiast Projects Team from CEO Paul Rollinson (centre).