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Health & Safety

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Health and safety is part of our culture. Our management approach starts with a commitment to safeguard the health and safety of people from the highest level of our organization, as dictated by our Code of Conduct and EHS&S Policy. “Working Responsibly – safety is non-negotiable” is one of our core values.

We measure our health and safety performance. We set annual corporate objectives for continuous reduction in the number of health and safety incidents, striving towards a vision of zero harm. Our health and safety teams measure performance by evaluating a number of leading and lagging indicators and tracking incidents and corrective actions. We communicate results across the workforce on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.

Each of our operations has a dedicated health and safety team. These teams coordinate training on general safety awareness and task and specific hazard training. The teams also lead the emergency response programs and work to integrate safety into our work culture.

We empower our workforce to take responsibility for their own safety. We train our employees and contractors to evaluate the risks associated with their tasks prior to commencing work and on how to safely perform their tasks. Any employee or contractor has the right to refuse work in an environment they consider unsafe.

We focus improvements on critical risk areas and audit the results. Our operations are advancing standardized Loss Control Management Systems that support a systematic approach to incident reduction. The systems include a critical risk inventory to identify high-risk activities. This helps us focus on evaluating and improving the most critical areas of health and safety. In 2015, we evaluated our health and safety systems against TSM industry guidance as an additional criteria to measure performance.