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

  • Overall Frequency

2011-2018 Surface Drilling Frequency

  • Overall Frequency

2011-2018 Underground Drilling Frequency

  • Overall Frequency

Over 100k 

30k – 100k Hours   

Under 30k Hours

1st Quarter 2018:

Hy-Tech Drilling Ltd.

Norex Drilling Ltd.

Boart Longyear Canada

2nd Quarter 2018:

Foraco

Hy-Tech Drilling Ltd.

Rodren

3rd Quarter 2018:

Foraco

Team Drilling Ltd.

Aggressive Drilling

Fourth Quarter 2018:

Foraco

Hy-Tech Drilling Ltd

Cyr Drilling

Over 100k 

30k – 100k Hours   

Under 30k Hours

1st Quarter 2018:

N/A

N/A

Team Drilling Ltd.

2nd Quarter 2018:

N/A

N/A

Hy-Tech Drilling Ltd.

3rd Quarter 2018:

N/A

N/A

Hy-Tech Drilling Ltd.

Fourth Quarter 2018:

Boart Longyear Canada

N/A

Team Drilling Ltd.

Over 100k Hours

30k – 100k Hours 

Under 30k Hours 

Henry Skrowronski Award

Surface 2018

N/A

N/A

Aggressive Drilling 

Hy-Tech Drilling Ltd. 

Rodren Drilling

N/A N/A
Underground 2018

Team Drilling 

Geotech Drilling Services 

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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