Mosaic’s Expansion Program Achieves Significant Safety Milestone
Mosaic’s Expansion Program continues to build on the company’s already impressive safety record.
On February 29, the Program officially marked over three million hours worked without a Lost Time Injury. In fact, all three project locations – Belle Plaine, Colonsay and Esterhazy – are well over a million hours each and have low injury severity rates. This is a significant accomplishment considering the nature of the work being conducted and the number of short-term contractors at the three sites.
“This impressive milestone further demonstrates the commitment and dedication of those working on our expansion projects to work together to ensure safe is always top of mind,” said Brad Walker, Safety Manager of Expansions at Mosaic.
Mosaic is relentless in its pursuit of an injury-free workplace and our Expansion Program is certainly no different. Since beginning in 2008, our expansion projects have worked hard to take into account the safety of every single person – whether employee or contractor – at our three Saskatchewan potash sites. The Expansion Teams have orientated 10,000 contractors and over the past year, have provided SafeStart training to all workers. A construction safety leadership training program is also in place for all construction management personnel. When you take a look at the large number of hours contractors contribute to the potash business unit, it just makes good business sense to work together to improve safety at our sites.
“A genuine concern for the safety and well being of all our workers is at the heart of our commitment to safety,” said Gerry Couture, Vice-President of Engineering and Expansion for The Mosaic Company. “I would like to congratulate and thank all our leaders and workers for their hard work and commitment to help build a strong safety culture and for achieving this significant milestone.”