Québec City, September 22, 2022 – The Québec Mining Association (QMA) has recognized the workplace health and safety achievements of 158 mining industry foremen and supervisors, including 111 who work for companies in the Abitibi-Témiscamingue and Nord-du-Québec regions. They received a workplace health and safety trophy to commend their achievements and the effort made by their teams to maintain a safe working environment for periods of between 50,000 and 650,000 hours in 2021.
The winners for 2022 in the Abitibi-Témiscamingue and Nord-du-Québec regions work for the following companies:
• Eldorado Gold Québec –Lamaque Mine
• Horne Smelter, a Glencore company
• Hecla Québec – Casa Berardi Mine
• IAMGOLD Corporation – Westwood Mine
• Canadian Malartic Partnership – Odyssey Mine
• Raglan Mine, a Glencore company
• Agnico Eagle Mines – LaRonde Complex
• Agnico Eagle Mines – Goldex Mine
• Wesdome Gold Mines – Kiena Mine
• Newmont – Éléonore Mine
• Canadian Malartic Partnership – Canadian Malartic Mine
• Stornoway Diamonds Corporation – Renard Mine
The QMA highlights the outstanding achievement of the mine production foreman Sylvain Bureau and his team at Canadian Malartic Mine, who set a new record of 650,000 work hours without a compensated accident.
« Workplace health and safety (WHS) is an anchor value for the QMA, which highlights achievements in the field each year. The mobilization of the mining industry behind the WHS plan is one of our strengths, and we are proud to see this reflected in the actions of each worker. »– Josée Méthot, QMA president and CEO
About the Québec Mining Association
The Québec Mining Association (QMA) was founded in 1936 and speaks proactively for mining companies involved in exploration, extraction and processing, mining contractors and junior mining companies, along with suppliers, institutions, non-profit organizations and other mining sector partners. It is proud of the 48,187 jobs and total expenditure of $11.7 billion generated by Québec’s mining industry in 2020. The QMA’s mission is to promote, support and proactively develop a responsible, committed and innovative mining industry in Québec.