Safety accolade for Lanxess
Lanxess Mining has achieved 1,5 million fatality-free shifts, and attributes this milestone to systems in place at the mine, a dedicated workforce, a leadership team that recognizes the importance of being exemplary, and being part of a global company that prioritises the safety of its employees worldwide.
With a workforce of about 650 employees, the mine has been awarded a NOSA certificate for this attainment and will continue engaging employees in several safety programmes to regularly communicate the importance of safety, particularly in a mining environment.
Lanxess Mining recently engaged NOSA to assist in the mine’s auditing of the ISO systems and the legal documents. Says Bruce Jones, chief operating officer, “The mine has OHSAS 18001 certification but a system alone cannot contribute towards an achievement of this nature. It is the dedication and commitment to safety practices in the workplace by employees that makes a difference.”
Jones says that, as a global company whose core business comprises the development, manufacture and sale of plastics, rubber, speciality chemicals and intermediates, Lanxess places the safety of its employees as a top priority and has put in place measures at all its sites worldwide to ensure employees internalise safety practices in and outside the workplace.
Lanxess Mining recently entered into a contract with DuPont Sustainable Solutions to enhance the level of safety awareness amongst the mine’s employees and to maintain consistent safety communication within the mine.