NEVADA MINING ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES 2021 OPERATOR SAFETY AWARDS
Recipients showcase an industry-wide commitment to safe mining operations
The Nevada Mining Association (NVMA) is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2021 Mine Operator Safety Awards. The awards celebrate Nevada’s mining operations that make an extraordinary commitment to workplace safety.
“Nevada mining continues to set the bar high when it comes to workplace safety,” said Tyre Gray, NVMA President. “It is one thing to talk about every worker going home healthy after their shift, but another to put it into practice. These 25 mine operators consistently do just that and represent the best of the best. Congratulations to all!”
The NVMA Safety Awards are based on performance in the previous calendar year. Awards are given to the top mines in designated categories based on their safety rate, which is calculated through a formula that factors the number of employees on site, number of hours worked in 2020, penalties for lost-time accidents, number of reportable incidents, and lost-time days. Many recipients recorded the impressive “triple zero” – no reportable injuries, lost time incidents, or restrictive days.
In 2020, Nevada mines recorded a total of 27 million work hours at 225 mine sites across the state. This year, 25 mine operators in total received an award.
In addition to the operator awards, the NVMA also recognized 37 individuals for their commitment to workplace safety. The recipients of the Individual Safety Awards were announced in July. Both categories will be recognized during an awards ceremony at the Nevada Mining Association Convention in September.
For more information about the NVMA, visit www.nevadamining.org.
About the Nevada Mining Association
The mission of the Nevada Mining Association is to unite, educate, advocate, and serve as the public voice of Nevada’s modern mining industry. From advocacy on major policy issues to developing innovative ways to connect members with opportunities, the Nevada Mining Association builds recognition of the mining industry’s contribution across the silver state. The Nevada Mining Association is committed to leading environmental stewardship and the health and safety of workers, residents, and communities. We envision Nevadans embracing the mining industry as forward thinking, respected, and essential for a vibrant future. For more information, visit www.nevadamining.org. Stay up to date with all Nevada Mining Association activities on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube pages.
2021 NVMA OPERATOR Safety Awards recipients
|Large Surface:||Mine Name||Operator|
|1st||Goldstrike||Nevada Gold Mines|
|2nd||Cortez District||Nevada Gold Mines|
|3rd||South Area||Nevada Gold Mines|
|Medium Surface:||Mine Name||Operator|
|1st||Mill 6||Nevada Gold Mines|
|1st||Bald Mountain||Kinross Gold Mining|
|1st||Roaster Operations||Nevada Gold Mines|
|Small Surface:||Mine Name||Operator|
|1st||Enfield Bell||Jerritt Canyon Gold|
|1st||Lone Tree||Nevada Gold Mines|
|1st||Ruby Hill||Ruby Hill Mining Company|
|Underground Large:||Mine Name||Operator|
|1st||Cortez District-Underground||Nevada Gold Mines|
|2nd||Meikle||Nevada Gold Mines|
|3rd||Turquoise Ridge||Nevada Gold Mines|
|Underground Medium:||Mine Name||Operator|
|1st||Pete Bajo||Nevada Gold Mines|
|2nd||SSX||Small Mine Development|
|3rd||Pumpkin Hollow||Nevada Copper|
|Underground Small:||Mine Name||Operator|
|1st||Lee Smith Mine||Small Mine Development|
|1st||Goldrush||Nevada Gold Mines|
|1st||Twin Underground||Nevada Gold Mines|
|1st||Sloan Quarry||Aggregate Industries|
|1st||Lockwood Quarry||Granite Construction|
|1st||Spanish Springs Quarry||Pyramid Materials|
|1st||Colado Operation||US Silica Company|
|1st||Adams Claim||Arcosa Specialty Materials|
|1st||Fenley Operations||US Silica Company|
|1st||PABCO Gypsum Apex Quarry||PABCO Building Products|