Mosaic Belle Plaine Receives John T. Ryan Safety Award
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Mosaic Belle Plaine Receives John T. Ryan Safety Award

June 06, 2013   |   ShareThis

On June 1, 2013, the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) presented its prestigious  John T. Ryan Award—“Select Mines in Western Canada for 2012” to The Mosaic Company Belle Plaine potash facility for outstanding operational safety performance.

CIM’s annual John T. Ryan Award recognizes mining operations with the lowest reportable injury frequency per 200,000 hours worked during the previous year.  In 2012, the Mosaic Belle Plaine facility achieved a recordable injury rate of 0.30, setting a benchmark for safety among select mines in the regional category.

Belle Plaine facility honored at Saskatchewan Mining Week ceremony

The Mosaic Company Manager of Health Safety and Security, Belle Plaine, James Ferstl, accepted the award on behalf of Mosaic Belle Plaine employees during the 45th Annual Saskatchewan Mining Association Emergency Response and Mine Rescue Skills Competition banquet in Saskatoon.

“Receiving the John T. Ryan Award is an achievement that reinforces the commitment of our workforce to attaining world-class levels of safety performance,” said Walt Precourt, Senior Vice President of Potash at the Mosaic Company. “I can think of no greater honor than to be singled out by our peers for being leaders in the pursuit of an injury-free workplace.”

This is the first time Mosaic’s Belle Plaine potash facility was recognized with the CIM John T. Ryan Award; Mosaic’s Esterhazy K1 mine was also awarded in 2007.