F.J. O’CONNELL TROPHIES
Each year since 1966, the Québec Mining Association (QMA) has awarded F.J. O’Connell trophies to honour the workplace health and safety (WHS) results of QMA members and highlight the prevention activities they implement. The selection criteria take into accountthe
- OSHA incident rate;
- the severity rate;
- the completion of a diagnostic audit of their workplace health and safety management in the reference year or in the two previous years;
- the presence of an in-house trainer accredited for the Supervisory Formula-Work Card (SFWC) program;
- the provision of SFWC training each year;
- the completion of two SFWC audits per supervisor.
Trois trophées F.J. O’Connell sont remis annuellement dans les catégories suivantes : Three F.J. O’Connell trophies are presented each year in the following categories:
- Underground operations, under 400,000 hours worked;
- Underground operations, over 400,000 hours worked;
- Surface operations, transportation and primary metals processing.
The QMA congratulates the winners for 2021:
Underground operations, under 400,000 hours worked:
- Procon East of Canada
Underground operations, over 400,000 hours worked (ex aequo):
- Newmont’s Éléonore Mine
- Glencore’s Matagami Mine
- Glencore’s Raglan Mine
Surface operations, transportation and primary metals processing:
- Graymont’s Marbleton Plant
QMA DISTINCTION AWARDS
In 2021, for the first time in its history, the QMA presented its new awards to recognize innovative, distinctive or creative achievements in the following areas of activity: communications/marketing, environment, community relations and human resources.
The QMA congratulates the award winners for 2021:
- Communications/marketing: Canadian Malartic Mine for its health and safety campaign, “Je m’engage”;
- Environment: Eldorado Gold Québec for its project to convert equipment to the use of biodegradable hydraulic oil;
- Community relations: Canadian Malartic Mine for its cooperation agreement with the Anicinapek First Nations;
- Human resources: Eldorado Gold Québec for its comprehensive strategy for retention, planning of the future workforce and leadership development
WORKPLACE HEALTH AND SAFETY AWARDS
Each year the QMA also recognizes the workplace health and safety achievements of foremen and supervisors in the mining industry. They receive workplace health and safety trophies to commend their achievements and the effort made by their teams to maintain a safe working environment for periods of between 50,000 and 600,000 hours.
To view the list of winners for 2021, click here.