Leaders in Mine Safety, Environmental Stewardship and Technology Honored by NMA and Federal Agencies
WASHINGTON, Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The National Mining Association (NMA), the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) and the U.S. National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), this month are honoring outstanding achievements in mine safety, environmental stewardship and technology.
NMA’s Sentinels of Safety Award recognizes coal and mineral mining operations in 10 categories for recording the most hours in a calendar year without a single lost-time injury. A minimum of 4,000 hours is required for award consideration. The award categories reflect the safety accomplishments of both small and large mines.
Twenty American mining operations – six coal mines and 14 mineral/metal mines, including five NMA members – will be honored with the award recognizing performance in 2019.
“The Sentinels of Safety award acknowledges outstanding achievements in safety,” said Rich Nolan, NMA president and CEO. “These achievements are