Improving Mine Safety and Health

The safety and health of our workers and colleagues is a core value of the mining industry.

CORESafety®: Committed to Excellence in Mining Safety is an initiative developed and led by the members of the National Mining Association to achieve an aggressive safety goal of eliminating fatalities and reducing mining’s injury rate by 50 percent over the next five years through implementation of safety and health management systems.

Today’s mining companies recognize that continuous performance improvement necessary to achieve the goals of zero fatalities and injuries means going beyond what’s required by regulations.

To accelerate the pace of mine safety improvement, we have taken voluntary steps to implement best practices that encourage a “culture of safety.” Risk assessment processes identify safety controls to eliminate or minimize the impacts of hazards. By identifying and eliminating potential hazards, and deploying state-of-the-art technology, American mining has developed an award-winning safety framework that is bringing more miners home safely after every shift. The CORESafety® system has been endorsed by the Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration and received the 2015 five-star distinction award from the International Safety, Quality and Environment Management Association.

Over the past 15 years, our commitment to safety has led to a 56 percent cut in the rate of injuries in U.S. mines and a 63 percent reduction in the fatal injury rate. More can and will be done.

Member Feature Story

Usibelli Coal Mine Achieves Safety Milestone

Usibelli Coal Mine (UCM) recently surpassed its prior safety record that was set in 2006 when the mine celebrated working 798 days without a lost time accident (LTA) on April 10 of this year. Since then, each day worked at the mine has established a new record of safety for mine employees. At the... Read More

Improving Mine Safety and Health

Cloud Peak Energy Receives CORESafety® Certification

Washington, D.C.—The National Mining Association (NMA) today recognized Cloud Peak Energy for receiving independent certification under its CORESafety® system. The CORESafety framework is a mining safety and health program that emphasizes accident prevention using a risk-based management system,... Read More

Peabody First to Receive Top Mining Industry Safety Certification

LAS VEGAS, NEV.—The National Mining Association (NMA) today recognized Peabody for being the first company to be independently certified under its CORESafety® system. “This is a significant accomplishment by Peabody,” said Hal Quinn, president and chief executive officer of NMA. “The company not only... Read More

NMA Honors U.S. Mine Safety and Technology Leaders

Twenty Mines Receive NMA’s 2015 "Sentinels of Safety" and NIOSH Technology Awards LAS VEGAS – Nineteen American mining operations – six coal mines and 13 mineral/metal mines – are the recipients of the National Mining Association’s "Sentinels of Safety” awards in recognition of their outstanding mine... Read More