Safety & Health
We are committed to ensuring that every employee understands that safety, production and product quality are of equal importance. Allegheny Mineral Corporation believes that protecting the safety and health of our employees is tremendously important. Accordingly, compliance with various regulatory agencies is considered a minimum standard when protecting the safety and health of employees. When achievable, the Company exceeds the regulations set forth by state and federal agencies. We believe that all injuries are preventable and preventing injuries is not only good business, but an obligation to the families of our employees.
We have established a Health and Safety Program that has support from top level management, as well as involvement from employees at every level. Management commitment that is strong and visible is a key element in implementation of a successful program. This commitment, along with employee involvement, has led to a strong culture of safety within our Company.
Our program includes formal safety training for managers, supervisors and employees. This training provides a solid foundation to identify, evaluate and control unsafe conditions and unsafe work practices. Where feasible, engineering controls are the preferred method for controlling hazards, and administrative controls may also be instituted to address hazards. Personal Protective Equipment is used to supplement engineering and administrative controls, and may only be used alone where other controls are not feasible.
Our Safety Director oversees random health and safety audits at all of our mining locations. By monitoring the noise and dust levels at our locations, we are able to assure a safe environment for our employees and neighbors.
By utilizing industry standard metrics, we are able to track the effectiveness of our program, and our progress toward our goal of attaining zero accidents and injuries. Over the past several years, we have made great strides towards achieving this goal.
To ensure a safe working environment and improve the quality of life for our employees and surrounding communities, Allegheny Mineral goes above and beyond regulatory compliance.Our proactive approach will assure the safety of our employees from the first day of their employment through retirement.