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Boart Longyear receives safety awards in Canada

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Boart Longyear has been recognised by the Canadian Diamond Drill Association (CDDA) with year-end safety achievement awards for working more than 100 000 hours in 2016 with a best in class incident frequency rate.

The awards, one for surface drilling and one for underground drilling sites, were presented at the 74th CDDA Annual General Meeting and Convention held 14 – 16 May in Ottawa, Ontario.


The CDDA selects just one recipient for each of the prestigious awards for the year based on the lowest nationwide injury rates for crews that have collectively worked more than 100 000 hours. The records, kept by the Workplace Safety Insurance Board, showed 21 companies reporting over 4 499 888 man-hours, with 53 medical aids and nine lost time injuries. According to these records, nationwide and Boart Longyear results were as follows:


Surface Drilling: Overall Incident Frequency 3.4%.

  • Boart Longyear 0%.

Underground Drilling: Overall Incident Frequency 1.8%.

  • Boart Longyear 1.1%.

“This is a significant achievement in safety. Boart Longyear has demonstrated outstanding commitment and leadership in health and safety,” said CDDA President, Ryan Samis.


“We are pleased to accept this award on behalf of every Boart Longyear Canadian driller who made this safety achievement possible,” said Brian Maeck, global environment, health and safety and training manager for Boart Longyear.

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