MONCTON, NB, Aug. 26, 2014 /CNW/ - Major Drilling Group International
Inc. ("Major Drilling") (TSX: MDI) is pleased to announce that its
employees have worked over 6 million hours in the past 12 months Lost
Time Injury ("LTI") free. Every employee, job site, office, workshop
and warehouse has pulled together to deliver this safety milestone for
"The achievement of one year LTI free is the result of hundreds of
thousands of safe behaviours and decisions by our employees," says Ben
Graham, Global HR and HSEC Director for Major Drilling. "It has also
been the result of an ongoing commitment from leadership. Our
President & CEO chairs the internal HSEC committee, which is comprised
of all operational Vice Presidents and which reviews all incidents
Communication has been at the heart of improving our safety performance,
using on-site coaching and open dialogue. Major Drilling uses the TAKE
5 program, which helps identify site-specific risks based on the task
to be performed and the environment where it is happening.
Identification and elimination of job site risks are a large part of
our safety program and have been one of the keys to success.
"I am very proud of our team," says Major Drilling President & CEO,
Francis McGuire. "We have invested heavily in our safety system and
procedures. Our system is based on the idea that each employee has
both a right and a responsibility towards safety."
Major Drilling is continuously looking for ways to do things better in
order to provide a safe, harm free work environment for our employees,
equipment, clients and the environment.
Based in Moncton, New Brunswick, Major Drilling Group International Inc.
is one of the world's largest metals and minerals contract drilling
service companies. To support its customers' varied exploration
drilling requirements, Major Drilling maintains field operations and
offices in Canada, the United States, Mexico, South America, Asia, and
SOURCE: MAJOR DRILLING GROUP INTERNATIONAL INC.
For further information:
Ben Graham - Global HR & HSEC Director
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA