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Raglan Mine Wins F.J. O’Connell Trophy

Author: Raglan | Date: 10/06/2021

On June 10, Raglan Mine was awarded the prestigious 2020 F.J. O’Connell Trophy by the Québec Mining Association (QMA) for the category “Underground Operations, more than 400,000 hours worked.”

We are extremely proud of this recognition, which shows that we are putting health and safety at the forefront of all our operations. 

In 2014, we made a significant change on the prevention front. We went from being reactive to proactive by encouraging our employees and contractors to report incidents and hazardous conditions, regardless of their magnitude. The idea is to know what the hazards are as much as possible and to take action to minimize them. This change has paid off as our workers completed nearly 69,000 preventive actions in 2020. 

The QMA has been awarding the F.J. O’Connell Trophy each year since 1966 to make mining companies aware of the importance of team work in preventing accidents. The award criteria namely take into account improvements in a company’s safety record, the company’s record compared to the industry average, and the company’s combined accident frequency rate based on specified target values. The ultimate goal is to reward a strong safety record across the entire mining industry.

Did you know...
Since the company was started, we have won the F.J. O’Connell Trophy 14 times

Congratulations to all our employees and contractors for their commitment and involving in keeping Raglan Mine a healthy and safe environment!