Many accidents can be prevented with just a few minutes – or seconds – of precaution. The Stand Down to Save Lives is an opportunity for mine owners and operators to share safety measures that can prevent injuries and deaths. Host a toolbox talk, a discussion on common hazards, conduct workplace and equipment examinations, or provide longer training sessions.
Keep these best practices in mind as you Take Time, Save Lives:
OWNERS/OPERATORS: How can you improve safety and health programs, equipment, and hazard reporting to make them more effective?
SUPERVISORS: How can you improve training and examinations? Have you addressed any concerns raised prior to your shift?
MINERS: Do you have properly fitting protective equipment and are you fully trained on any you are operating?