2015 Safety Awards

2015 Safety Awards2016-10-13T15:31:18+00:00
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2015 Safety Awards Speech

Every year at the Annual General Meeting and Convention of the Canadian Diamond Drilling Association, awards are presented to those companies that have achieved the lowest accident frequency and those companies who have excelled at reducing their accident frequency during the year. Every member drilling company is eligible for an award, provided they have during the year, presented the C.D.D.A. office with their statistics for every quarter and they have not had a fatality during the qualifying year.

The formula for determining accident frequencies includes ‘medical aid’ injuries in addition to their ‘lost-time’ counterpart. This computation of frequencies presents a more complete picture of our industry’s health and safety efforts and also simulates common industry practices.

The national average frequency for 2015 based on the formula including medical aid injuries, was 3.3 (2.3 in 2014)

Each year there are 3 categories each, for surface and underground, of the George Lemay Safety Awards, presented, if there are qualifying companies in each category.

SURFACE

Beginning with the SURFACE category, the Class A- Surface Award, is presented to the company whose surface operation man-hours total to more than 100,000 hours during the qualifying year and has attained the lowest accident frequency in the class provided it is equal to or below the national average.

The 2015 Class A-Surface award goes to Norex Drilling Ltd, having attained a “1.1″ frequency, the lowest in its class.

Award is being mailed as they were not able to attend.

Next, the Class B- Surface Award is presented to the company whose surface operation man-hours total between 30,000 and 100,000 hours during the qualifying year and has attained the lowest accident frequency in the class provided it is equal to or below the national average.

The 2015 Class B-Surface Award goes to Cyr International Ltd having attained a “0” frequency, the lowest in it’s class.

We would like to call up Todd Cyr to accept on behalf of Cyr International Drilling Ltd. 

Next, the Class C- Surface Award is presented to the company whose surface operation man-hours total between 0 and 30,000 hours during the qualifying year and has attained the lowest accident frequency in the class provided it is equal to or below the national average.

The 2015 Class C- Surface Award goes to FB Drilling, having attained a “0” frequency, the lowest in its class. (Award has been mailed as they could not attend the AGM)

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UNDERGROUND

Going to the UNDERGROUND category, the Class A- Underground Award, is presented to the company whose underground operation man-hours total to more than 100,000 hours during the qualifying year and has attained the lowest accident frequency in the class provided it is equal to or below the national average.

The 2015 Class A-Underground Award goes to Boart Longyear , having attained a “1.4″ frequency, the lowest in its class. I would like to ask John Pike to come up and accept the award on behalf of Boart Longyear.

Next, the Class B- Underground Award is presented to the company whose underground operation man-hours total between 30,000 and 100,000 hours during the qualifying year and has attained the lowest accident frequency in the class provided it is equal to or below the national average.

The 2015 Class B- Underground Award goes to Team Drilling having attained a “0” frequency, the lowest in it’s class.

We would like to call up Kory Hnidan to accept the award on behalf of Team Drilling. 

Next, the Class C- Underground Award is presented to the company whose underground operation man-hours total between 0 and 30,000 hours during the qualifying year and has attained the lowest accident frequency in the class provided it is equal to or below the national average.

The 2014 Class C-Underground Award goes to Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations a Glencore Company, having attained a “0″ frequency, the lowest in its class.

Award has been mailed as they could not attend the AGM.

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As in the past years, the Association gives special recognition to that company which has achieved the greatest reduction in accident frequency over the previous year.

THE HENRY SKOWRONSKI MEMORIAL AWARD is presented to the company which has achieved the best reduction, on a percentage basis, of its accident frequency, provided that frequency is equal to or below the national average and that the company qualifying has attained a minimum of 100,000 hours worked. Companies that did not attain the required hours during the year may carry their hours back in order to qualify. As in any other category, a fatality during the qualifying year will disqualify the company from the competition. This year there were seven qualifying companies.

The winner of this year’s Henry Skowronski Memorial Award is Team Drilling having attained a 68% reduction over last year.

I would like to call up Kory Hnidan to accept this award on behalf of Team Drilling.

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That wraps up the Awards presentations for this year. Congratulations to all the winners! And what I mean by winners are not only those companies which have been recognized this morning, but also all those companies and those individuals who have made a great effort over the course of the year to improve the health and safety in their workplaces. Keep it up! As with any worthy goal, perseverance is the key to success.

1st Quarter

Average was 3.9%

Over 100,000 – Major Drilling Group – 2.8%

30,000 – 100,000 – Hy-Tech Drilling (DEC Certified) – 0%

0 – 30,000 – Bryson Drilling (DEC Certified) – 0%

2nd Quarter

Average was 3.6%

Over 100,00 – Boart Longyear Canada – 0.6%

30,000 – 100,000 – Team Drilling (DEC Certified) – 0%

0 – 30,000 – Cyr Drilling International Ltd – 0%

3rd Quarter

Average was 5.5%

Over 100,00 – Boart Longyear Canada – 1.7%

30,000 – 100,000 – Team Drilling (DEC Certified) – 0%

0 – 30,000 – Rodren Drilling – 0%

4th Quarter

Over 100,00 – Boart Longyear Canada

30,000 – 100,000 – Foraco Canada Ltd

0 – 30,000 – Aggressive Drilling – 0%

2015 Overall

Surface Mining

Over 100,000 – Norex Drilling – 1.1

30,000 – 100,000 – Cyr International Ltd – 0

0 – 30,000 – FB Drilling – 0

Underground Mining

Over 100,00 – Boart Longyear – 1.4

30,000 – 100,000 – Team Drilling – 0

0 – 30,000 – Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations A Glencore Company – 0

THE HENRY SKOWRONSKI MEMORIAL AWARD:

Team Drilling – 68% Reduction


CDDA Safety Video Award

Boart Longyear