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Phu Bia Mining achieves remarkable safety milestone

Last month, Phu Bia Mining’s (PBM) Ban Houayxai Operation celebrated 365 days injury free and had no recordable injuries for more than 1,018 days or 2.8 years, a testament to the company’s Zero Harm philosophy.

In the past few years, the company has made tangible improvements with regards to its safety performance. In 2017, the company reset the safety bar after its safety performance was trending less favourably.

This has seen the company and its people not only committing to but truly living its Zero Harm ethos. In the past three years its Ban Houayxai Operation has recorded significant improvements with regards to these safety measures, culminating in now being injury free for 12 months.

The operation’s safety achievements in the past year include reducing the 12 month moving Total Recordable Injury Frequency Rate to zero, maintaining the actual Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate at 0.00 and 12 month moving average basis for the All Injury Frequency Rate at 0.00.

Additionally during September, the operation recorded no lost time, restricted work, medical treatment or first aid injuries.

Phu Bia Mining Chairman Chanpheng Bounnaphol spoke on behalf of the PBM Board of Directors about this remarkable safety achievement and the company’s commitment to Zero Harm including keeping its people and operations safe.

“At PBM, safety is our number one priority. This safety achievement is a testament to the hard work and strong focus on safety demonstrated by all employees and contractors on site. It highlights how a multi-skilled site can work through tough conditions yet still successfully foster a ‘teamwork’ and ‘look after each other’ culture.

“Without question, we must become even safer as the safety journey never ends. Daily our people must be vigilant and keep an eye out for those things that can harm us at work. We must do more and focus on reducing safety incidents,” Mr Bounnaphol said.

Source: Lao News Agency