The National Mining Association (NMA) recently awarded CORESafety certification to global industrial and mining explosives manufacturer Dyno Nobel Inc. from Washington, D.C., marking the first time it has given the certification to a nonmining business.
“With this certification, Dyno Nobel has not only proven its commitment to continuously improving safety and health at its operations, but also marked a significant milestone,” NMA President and CEO Hal Quinn said in a press release. “We are encouraged by Dyno Nobel’s efforts and hope that it inspires other companies serving the mining industry to take the CORESafety pledge and complete certification.”
CORESafety uses a risk-based approach to occupational safety and health with a leadership-oriented system. With goals of attaining zero fatalities and 50 percent fewer injuries within five years of implementation, the program has documented a 74 percent fatality reduction since 2011.
“Dyno Nobel is proud to achieve this level of safety certification, and reaffirms our core value of Zero Harm for Everyone Everyday,” Dyno Nobel Americas President Nick Stratford said in the release.