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.

2011-2018 Surface and Underground Drilling Frequency

2011-2018 Surface Drilling Frequency

2011-2018 Underground Drilling Frequency

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Over 100k Hours

30k – 100k Hours 

Under 30k Hours 

Henry Skrowronski Award

Surface 2020

Foraco

Equity Drilling

Priority Drilling

Aggressive Drilling N/A
Underground 2020 
Foraco

Hy-Tech Drilling Ltd.

Team Drilling

N/A

Annual Awards Qualifying Criteria 

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. Hours are submitted through our online portal, click here to login or email the office@cdda.ca to begin reporting today.

Annual Surface Awards 

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 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 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.

Annual Underground Award 

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 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 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.

HENRY SKOWRONSKI MEMORIAL AWARD

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.

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Over 100k 

30k – 100k Hours   

Under 30k Hours

1st Quarter 2020:

Boart Longyear

N/A

Major Drilling

2nd Quarter 2020:

Boart Longyear

N/A

Forage G4 Drilling

3rd Quarter 2020:

N/A

Foraco

Hy-Tech Drilling Ltd.

Fourth Quarter 2020:

Foraco

Hy-Tech Drilling

Team Drilling

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