NMA Members Finish Year with Safety Milestone

NMA announced in January that 28 companies participating in its CORESafety® system closed 2017 with zero fatalities. Those companies include:

Cloud Peak Energy Resources, LLC

Coeur Mining

Dyno Nobel

Freeport-McMoRan Copper and Gold

Hecla Mining Company

Newmont Mining Corporation

Peabody Energy

Arch Coal, Inc.

Barrick Gold of North America

CONSOL Energy Inc.

Contura Energy, Inc.

Hallador Energy Company

J.R. Simplot Company

Kinross Gold USA, Inc.


Morton Salt

Navajo Energy Transitional Energy Co.

North American Coal Corporation

Prairie State Generating Company, LLC

Rio Tinto Minerals

Rio Tinto/Kennecott Utah Copper

Stillwater Mining Company

Teck American Incorporated

Trapper Mining Inc.

Twin Metals

Usibelli Coal Mine, Inc.

Warrior Met Coal

Western Fuels Association, Inc

“The CORESafety® framework is designed to drive continuous improvement in mining safety performance was born out of an industry desire to set aside competition, foster a proactive safety culture among mining companies and share best practices to protect its people,” said Hal Quinn, NMA President and Chief Executive Officer. “We’re seeing more and more companies certified, and this important milestone – zero fatalities – shows that the hard work that goes into implementation pays off in the most important way.”

In 2011, the members of NMA came together to create CORESafety®, a risk-based safety management system whose objective is zero fatalities and a 50 percent reduction in mining’s injury rate within five years of implementation. CORESafety® offers a management system approach to mine safety that has won international recognition among safety experts. Its innovative approach departs from the conventional “top-down-one-size-fits-all” model to favor a scalable framework for operations of all sizes.

This important achievement comes despite a regrettable increase in fatalities industrywide from 2016 to 2017. The safety progress from CORESafety® is a reminder that the mining industry is committed to improving safety and companies are continuously working on ways to prevent accidents and injuries.