Amerigo's MVC Receives Workers Safety Award from Chile's IST
Amerigo Resources Ltd. is proud to announce that Minera Valle Central (MVC), its wholly-owned operation in Chile, has been honored with the 2023 Distinction for Excellence award from Chile's Workers Safety Institute (IST). This prestigious national award recognizes MVC's commitment to fostering a preventive safety culture and ensuring workers' safety. MVC received the award in the category for companies with over 100 employees.
Recognition for Safety Excellence
MVC's dedication to safety has been outstanding, as demonstrated by its achievement of 18 months without any lost time accidents. This remarkable milestone, along with the innovative safety programs implemented by MVC, has contributed to the company receiving this esteemed award. The recognition not only highlights MVC's commitment to utilizing advanced technology in its safety practices but also emphasizes the importance of instilling a safety mindset among team members.
A Remarkable Achievement
Aurora Davidson, President and CEO of Amerigo, expressed immense pride in MVC's accomplishment, emphasizing the company's core value of prioritizing the well-being of its workers. MVC's record of over 1.09 million hours, equivalent to more than 21 consecutive months, without any lost time accidents is truly extraordinary. This achievement becomes even more remarkable considering the challenging working conditions caused by recent flooding events in Chile.
Amerigo Resources Ltd. is a leading copper producer with a strong partnership with Corporación Nacional del Cobre de Chile (Codelco), the world's largest copper producer. Through its MVC operation, Amerigo processes tailings from Codelco's El Teniente mine, producing copper and molybdenum concentrates. The company's commitment to safety and sustainability is reflected in its long-term relationship with Codelco and its dedication to excellence in all aspects of its operations.
Implications of MVC's Safety Excellence for Emerging Businesses
The recent recognition of Minera Valle Central (MVC), a subsidiary of Amerigo Resources Ltd., by Chile's Workers Safety Institute (IST) for its outstanding safety record offers valuable insights for new businesses. MVC's commitment to fostering a preventive safety culture has not only earned it the 2023 Distinction for Excellence award but also demonstrated the importance of prioritizing worker safety.
The Power of a Preventive Safety Culture
MVC's achievement of 18 months without any lost time accidents underscores the effectiveness of a proactive approach to safety. For new businesses, this highlights the need to establish robust safety protocols from the outset. By doing so, companies can prevent accidents, enhance worker morale, and potentially earn recognition for their commitment to safety.
Embracing Advanced Technology for Safety
MVC's use of advanced technology in its safety practices is another key takeaway for emerging businesses. By leveraging technology, companies can improve safety monitoring, identify potential hazards, and take swift action to mitigate risks. This approach not only enhances safety but also contributes to operational efficiency.
In conclusion, MVC's recognition for safety excellence provides a blueprint for new businesses. By prioritizing a preventive safety culture and leveraging technology, companies can protect their workers, enhance operational efficiency, and potentially earn recognition for their commitment to safety.