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Occupational Health & Safety (OHS)

AMAK is committed to protecting the health and safety of its employees and contractors at its mine site. We strive to provide a safe and healthy workplace for our employees and contractors, and we have made a commitment to:

  • Promote health and safety on and off the job

  • Provide employees with the training and tools they need to work safely

  • Employ best practices in equipment operation and maintenance

  • Comply with applicable laws and regulations of the countries in which we operate

  • Adhere to sound and effective health and safety practices

  • Provide a safe work environment by minimizing and/or eliminating hazards

  • Educate the workforce to the potential hazards of their job and the best safety practices

  • Pursue and implement accident prevention programs

  • Ensure that first aid and emergency response plans are in place at each operation

  • Require that employees perform their duties in the safest manner possible

  • Ensure accident reporting complete and accurate

  • Remediate all identified health and safety problems promptly

  • Conduct regular reviews and report findings to the Board of Directors to ensure that company health/safety policies and procedures are being adhered to and ensure that mechanisms are in place that promote employee participation in the development of health and safety standards and that employees take ownership of their health and safety responsibilities.

Each operation is responsible and held accountable for the development and implementation of procedures and programs that comply with this policy. The Board of Directors oversees health and safety management.

We strive to maximize productivity without compromising employee safety. The implementation of a comprehensive safety and health program is an important tool for creating both a safe and profitable workplace. The benefits of maintaining a safe work environment are many, but first and foremost, safety is about protecting our workers. The practice of safety also brings financial benefits.

At AMAK we truly believe a safe work environment impacts a company’s bottom line, both directly and indirectly. Costs associated with incidents are minimized in a safe work environment. So are the indirect costs that follow incidents. Further, a safe work environment boosts employee morale, which, in turn, increases productivity, efficiency and profit margins, we also believe that if we practice safety effectively, it will result in fewer unscheduled interruptions and minimize costs.

We are committed to providing safe work areas, machinery and equipment; to providing information, instruction, training and supervision; and to providing personal protective equipment. We are committed to creating an injury-free workplace for employees, suppliers, contractors, partners and visitors alike.

” We completed the testing and commissioning of our mining facility , which is fully operational as of quarter 3 of 2012. The facility was officially inaugurated
by His Royal Highness Prince Mishaal bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Prince of Najran on 2 October 2012 ”