Buick Mine and Mill Receives Highest Honor for Mine Safety
21 Nov 2017
ST. LOUIS (Nov. 21, 2017) – The Doe Run Company’s (Doe Run) Buick Mine and Mill, part of the company’s Southeast Missouri Mining and Milling Division (SEMO), has earned the highly coveted Sentinels of Safety Award for outstanding safety performance in the Underground Metal Mine category. Doe Run received the award on Nov. 6 at an awards dinner in Washington, D.C.
The Sentinels of Safety Award honors mining companies in various operational categories for achieving the greatest number of employee work-hours without an injury that resulted in lost workdays. To qualify for a Sentinels of Safety Award, a company must complete at least 4,000 employee work-hours during the year without a lost-time injury or fatality.
This marks the seventh Sentinels of Safety Award for Buick Mine and Mill and 28th award for Doe Run and its predecessor companies. Sponsored by the National Mining Association (NMA), the Sentinels of Safety Awards were developed in 1925 by then Commerce Secretary President Herbert Hoover, a former mining engineer, and are recognized as one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious occupational safety awards.
“Safety is a priority throughout all of our operations at The Doe Run Company, and we are proud Buick Mine and Mill are committed to ensuring the overall safety of themselves and their coworkers,” said Steve Batts, vice president SEMO operations. “Ongoing safety trainings, daily safety meetings, and required safety observations help us maintain a safety mindset on and off the job.”
About The Doe Run Company
Based in St. Louis, The Doe Run Company is a privately held natural resources company and a global provider of lead, copper and zinc concentrates. Dedicated to environmentally responsible mineral and metal production, Doe Run operates one of the world’s largest, single-site lead recycling centers, located in Boss, Missouri. The Doe Run Company and its subsidiaries deliver products and services necessary to provide power, protection and convenience. Doe Run has operations in Missouri, Washington and Arizona. For more information, visit www.doerun.com and sustainability.doerun.com.