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Dyno Nobel recognised by Nation Mining Association

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Global Mining Review,

The National Mining Association has recognised Dyno Nobel’s achievement of independent certification under its CORESafety system.

Dyno Nobel Inc, which is a global manufacturer of explosives, is the first non-mining company to receive independent certification under the Associaton’s signature safety program.

“The safety and health of our employees and contractors extends far beyond the mines – it’s a core value of the numerous supporting companies that make mining possible,” said Hal Quinn, president and CEO of NMA.

“With this certification, Dyno Nobel has not only proven its commitment to continuously improving safety and health at its operations, but also marked a significant milestone. We are encouraged by Dyno Nobel’s efforts and hope that it inspires other companies serving the mining industry to take the CORESafety pledge and complete certification.”

“Dyno Nobel is proud to achieve this level of safety certification, and reaffirms our core value of Zero Harm for Everyone Everyday”, said Nick Stratford, president of Dyno Nobel Americas. “Zero Harm is the foundation of our company’s culture and we engage with each employee every day through reinforcement of safety behaviors like Take5!, our 5 step risk assessment tool, Safety Shares at every meeting, and many other activities, to ensure the safety of everyone, every day is lived as our top priority.”

CORESaftey has shown a commitment to health and safety, which was approach in a way that emphasised accident prevention using a management system based on risk, that was permanently applied in leadership, management and assurance. The CORESafety framework is designed to go beyond what is required by regulations, focusing on a goal of continuous improvement Its objective is zero fatalities and a 50 percent reduction in mining’s injury rate within five years of implementation. Since its inception in 2011, CORESafety participants have seen a 74% reduction in fatalities.

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