Health & Safety

Health & Safety

North American Palladium is committed to ensuring a safe working environment for all of our employees.

We operate based on the following principles:

  • Our operation has a Safety Department, implementing a formal health and safety management system. The department is typically comprised of a Superintendent, a Health & Safety Worker Advisor and Safety Coordinators.
  • Senior management is committed to health and safety in order to achieve the desired knowledge transfer and emphasize the importance of safety to supervisors and front-line employees.
  • Active Joint Health and Safety Committees (JHSC) comprised of management and unit representatives are expected to jointly examine workplace issues relating to safety and potential risk.
  • Participation in groups such as the Mines and Aggregates Safety and Health Association (MASHA) is necessary, to maintain awareness of issues and events relating to safety throughout the Mining industry.
  • Being prepared in the event that an accident does occur, allowing appropriate response and prevention of recurrence, as all accidents are thoroughly investigated.
  • Ensuring that our nurses provide care for non-work related health concerns as well as providing assistance in the event of a workplace injury. These nurses champion wellness programs such as weight-loss, healthy eating, and smoking cessation. The Employee & Family Assistance Program looks beyond the workplace to provide assistance to workers and their families in dealing with issues that may be affecting their lives outside of work.

Key features ensuring safety in our workplace are:

  • Our dedicated team of managers and supervisors who make safety an integral part of each workday.
  • Our Joint Health and Safety Committee, focusing on identifying safety concerns and making improvements.
  • Crew safety meetings held to address worker concerns and communicate safe work issues.
  • Procedures that are developed and communicated for activities that may have related hazards.
  • A fully-trained Mine Rescue team is available to respond to any emergency situation.
  • Use of the Common Core modular training system at both the Mill and the Mine.
  • Alliances with groups such as FM Global and the Electrical Safety Authority who inspect our facilities to provide insight into any opportunities for improvement.