Our project is an extraordinary economic opportunity for northeast Minnesota. But growth will always come second to safety. Every day, we do everything we can to protect our workers and the environment.
The health and well-being of our employees, and their families, is a cornerstone of our values. We require compliance with health and safety regulations, policies and programs, and ensure every employee and contractor is thoroughly trained to be responsible for not only their own safety, but the safety of their colleagues.
At Twin Metals Minnesota, we adopted the National Mining Association’s CORESafety® Program, which puts safety at the center of our culture. Specifically, the CORESafety framework incorporates a safety and health management system based on leadership, management and assurance.
Clear communications, accountability, personnel development and culture enhancement are all embodied in leadership. Management is ultimately responsible for the safety system.
Risk identification, change management, incident reporting and investigation, training, and emergency management ensure that hazards and risks are minimized to the greatest extent possible.
Assessments, whether internal or provided by third-party verification, tell us whether the system is working and how we can make improvements. 1
In addition, the underground mine will be accessed by trucks driving down a 1.25 mile long tunnel. No lowering of miners via a shaft. Plus, the underground mining area will be well-lit and ventilated for the miners’ safety.
Minnesota has some of the highest environmental standards in the world that our project must meet in order to proceed — for air quality, water use, waste management, noise and more. Our goal is to not only meet all environmental safety regulations, but to exceed them when possible. To do this, we’ll:
Protection for the environment:
Protection for workers: