Fostering a Culture of Leadership in Mine Health and Safety: DMC Mining Services and Focus FS Announce Innovation Agreement

ST. JOHN'S, July 11, 2017 /CNW/ - DMC Mining Services (DMC) and Focus FS have announced a two-year collaboration agreement in mine health and safety innovation. Together they will implement mine safety systems with a focus on encouraging a high performing safety culture. This is the second phase of the relationship between DMC and Focus FS with this latest initiative set to expand on Focus FS industry leading mine safety software product, ShiftProcess.

Graham Buttenshaw, President and Managing Director with DMC, is taking the company to the next level by servicing Clients through innovation and technology. It is core to their strategy.

"We are shifting from traditional compliance-based systems and focusing on performance and leadership behaviours to encourage our teams to exceed the minimum performance in a consistent manner across all sites in which we operate" said Andrew Goodey, Head of Health and Safety for DMC Mining Services. "By combining our mining best practices with Focus FS technology, we believe this partnership will continue to deliver industry leading H&S Management Systems and a high performing safety culture we know our Organization must maintain".

The agreement includes the roll out of Focus FS systems across DMC Mining, and innovations in leading indicator and predicative analytics, risk management, as well as digital H&S Management Systems that span from corporate level across to each individual mine.

"DMC Mining's Senior Leadership team have outlined an approach to exceeding performance standards in mine health and safety, we are excited to be a leading contributor in helping them realize that vision" said Jeff Brown, President of Focus FS. "Through our collaboration with DMC, we will continue to foster industry knowledge and accelerate innovation, ultimately resulting in better outcomes in mine safety".

About Focus FS

St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador's Focus FS is about safer, smarter worksites. We bring digital technology into the industrial sector to gain performance and lessen risk to help projects run smoothly. Our innovative products – ShiftProcess and ShiftRescue - digitize the collection, reporting, and distribution of critical operations information: location of people and assets, performance and leadership KPIs and corrective action tracking, and mine rescue event management. For more information, visit

About DMC Mining Services

DMC Mining Services (DMC), which is a unit of KGHM Polska Miedź S.A., is one of North America's premier underground contractors. With one of the lowest incident / accident frequency rates in the industry, DMC has been called upon by many leading mining companies to fill critical roles in their success. For over 35 years the company has delivered a comprehensive list of mining services, ranging from shaft sinking and raise boring, to full mine development and operation. DMC's extensive mining services have been successfully applied at large-scale mining sites for gold, nickel, copper, potash, zinc and other metals and minerals.



For further information: Media Contact: Jennifer West, Vice-President, Focus FS -, 709-764-0746

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