Making Safety Work

Dumas is exceptionally committed to the health and safety of all our
employees, and to providing superior health and safety performance
to our clients. We offer a world class health and safety training
program to our new employees, in addition to refresher training
and awareness programs for our long-term and returning employees.
 
Our goal is to achieve Zero Harm by empowering our people to
proactively identify and address safety hazards both in and out
of the workplace. This vision is anchored by the possibility of
continuous improvement. We have introduced several new tools,
such as weekly safety shares, to connect with our growing global
workforce.  

Internationally Recognized Safety Excellence

We are honoured to be the recipient of several prestigious industry awards: 

  • 2015 Safety Innovation Award from the Ontario Mine Contractors Safety Association (OMCSA):
    Recognized for developing the ‘Dumas Anfo Tractor Platform’ to improve safety and visibility while loading explosives.  
  • 2013 Safety Innovation Award, OMCSA:
    Recognized for developing the ‘Dumas Liveman Switch’ to prevent inadvertent movement of raise climbers in underground mines.  
  • 2012 Safety Innovation Award, OMCSA:
    Recognized for developing the ‘Dumas Rerailer Bar’ to safely and efficiently re-track derailed underground locomotives.
  • 2010 Safety Innovation Award, OMCSA:
    Recognized for developing the ‘Dumas Caged Crosshead’ to safely transport miners
    underground for shaft sinking.
  • Aurizon Mines, Casa Berardi Mine:
    Recognized for excellence in health and safety in the workplace by the Centre of Health and
    Social Service of Quebec.
  • Glencore Compania Minera Las Quenuales, Yauliyacu Mine:
    Awarded the Plaque of Honor for Underground Mining at the XV National Convention of Mining
    Safety, organized by the Institute of Mine Safety in Peru.

Significant Safety Milestones

We are proud to have reached the following milestones (as of May 2015):

  • Goldcorp, Dome Mine:
    Almost five years with no Lost Time Injuries (LTIs).
  • Goldcorp, Hoyle Pond:
    More than three years with no LTIs.
  • Capstone, Minto Mine:
    Almost three years with no LTIs.
  • IAMGOLD, Westwood Mine:
    Project completed with more than three years and greater than 445,000 manhours without a LTI.
  • AuRico Gold, Young-Davidson Mine:
    Shaft rehabilitation and ramp completed with no LTIs.
  • Minera Volcan, Andaychagua Mine:
    Project completed with more than two years with no LTIs.
  • Lake Shore Gold, Timmins Mine:
    Project completed with more than two years with no LTIs.
  • Hudbay Minerals, Lalor Mine:
    Project completed with more than three years with no LTIs.
  • North American Palladium, Lac des Iles:
    More than 600 days without LTIs.

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