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NIOSH Presents Innovations Awards to Three Mining Companies

November 28, 2017

NIOSH Presents Innovations Awards to Three Mining Companies

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Mining Program, in conjunction with the National Mining Association (NMA), recognized the efforts of Peabody Energy Corp., Kinross Gold Corp., and Freeport-McMoRan for developing new equipment or tools, or using existing technology in new ways.

   The three companies were awarded 2017 NIOSH Mine Safety and Health Technology Innovations Awards during NMA’s Safety Award Ceremony in Washington, DC, in early November. Peabody Energy won in the coal category for its redesign of seat belt restraints in haul trucks; Kinross Gold won in the metal category for its redesigned strike hammer; and Freeport-McMoRan, also in the metal category, won for its use of new or adapted technologies to help protect their workers, including a novel use of drones. The NIOSH Mining Program invites nominations throughout the year for its awards series, which offers awards in four different sectors of the mining industry: metal, coal, industrial minerals, and stone, sand, and gravel.
   —Please visit https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/updates/upd-11-7-17.html to read more about this.