Workplace health and safety awards: the Québec Mining Association honours three Niobec employees

Québec City, October 14, 2021 – The Québec Mining Association (QMA) has recognized the workplace health and safety achievements of three foremen at the Niobec Mine. They received workplace health and safety awards to commend their achievements and the effort made by their teams to maintain a safe working environment for a period of 50,000 hours in 2020.

The winners for 2021 are:

  • Harold Bouchard, plant foreman
  • Lucien Côté, plant foreman
  • Pierre-Anthony Gagnon, underground foreman

The workers are part of a group of 162 foremen and supervisors working in Québec mines and being honoured by the QMA this year.

« 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 48,006 jobs and total expenditure of $9.9 billion generated by Québec’s mining industry in 2018, based on the most recent data. The QMA’s mission is to promote, support and proactively develop a responsible, committed and innovative mining industry in Québec.