Compass Minerals and Cementation Canada receive Hatch-CIM Mining & Metals Project Development Safety Award
Compass Minerals and Cementation Canada have been awarded the Hatch-CIM Mining & Metals Project Development Safety award. The award was presented at the CIM-Caterpillar Celebration of Excellence gala on April 29, hosted just before CIM’s annual conference and expo held virtually this year from May 3-6, 2021.
Compass Minerals and Cementation Canada are recognized for an exceptional safety program at the Goderich Shafts Relining Project at the Goderich Mine in Goderich, Ontario. Performing complex work safely through systems, processes, and people, with a culture of caring for one another led to an outstanding safety record.
The Hatch–CIM Mining & Minerals Project Development Safety award was established in 2012 to recognize and reward projects with outstanding safety systems and performance. The award focuses on the safety culture and results at the mine and/or processing plant and its infrastructure during the development and construction phases of a project.
“We believe it’s imperative to recognize and honor project teams that strive to achieve No Harm. At the end of the day, when everyone goes home safely, we can say we did our job well. And that’s something we can be proud of,” said Dan Welshons, Hatch’s global director of health & safety.
The award selection criteria is based on the safe execution of a Canadian mine or processing facility in the metals, diamonds, industrial minerals, oil sands, and coal sectors. The Canadian owner/contractor team must complete a single, significant (>300,000 work hours) project located in Canada within 12 months prior to the award application. Also, to be an eligible, the project owner or project team must be an active CIM member.
This year’s winner, the Goderich Shafts Relining Project, had no lost-time injuries in more than half a million hours worked. The project included demolishing and constructing two headframes, rehabilitating #1 shaft and various locations on the mining level, and major underground ventilation upgrades.
“Congratulations Compass Minerals and Cementation Canada for an outstanding safety system, culture, and performance that led to the safe execution of a complex project,” said Welshons.