SUDBURY, April 15, 2015 – Vale today released the following statement regarding the Mining Health, Safety & Prevention Review Final Report that was released to the public this morning.
“Vale would like to express its full support for the Final Report of the Mining Health, Safety & Prevention Review, and the process that was initiated by the provincial government last year. We applaud Minister Kevin Flynn and Chief Prevention Officer, George Gritziotis, for their open and collaborative approach to this process.
The opportunity to participate fully through the activities of the working groups, particularly in the areas of health and safety hazards and the ability of the occupational health and safety system to meet the needs of the mining sector — was as an opportunity we welcomed and took very seriously. We believe that the recommendations that have been put forward in the report will assist Vale and all companies within Ontario’s mining sector in becoming safer places to work.
We look forward to continuing to work with government, our labour partners and industry to implement the recommendations and to continue to work towards our common goal of achieving zero harm in our mines and plants. There is nothing more important than ensuring our people return home safely to their families at the end of every work day.”
Manager, Corporate Affairs
Vale, Ontario Operations