Ok Tedi Mining Limited (OTML) officially opened the National Mining Safety Week (NMSW) with a fun-run/walkathon early Sunday morning 14 May, 2017 that saw the participation of over 350 employees, contractors, including dependents.

The fun-run/ walkathon ended with a sausage sizzle.

OTML Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Peter Graham officially opened the NMSW and the fun-run/walkathon in Tabubil. He said National Mining Safety Week was a week set aside every year to focus on health and safety.

 "The theme for this National Mining Safety Week is

Fitness for Work; and is an important week for us where we ask everyone to recommit to making sure that everything you do at work and at home is done safely. Think through what it is you’ll do before you start it, and make sure it is safe," Mr Graham said.

Mr Graham said

Fitness for Work is a shared responsibility between the Company and employees including our contractors

"There are a lot of other things that we as individuals are responsible for; that is, making sure we look after our health and eat properly. If we drink, we drink moderately and ensure we are in a fit state to turn up for work each day and do our jobs," Mr Graham said.

OTML’s NMSW will run from May 14-19 and includes daily health and safety presentations on various topics by General Managers and Managers and a volleyball competition for OTML employees and contractors that will run throughout the week.

 

14052017NMSW1Fitness Instructor, Lucas Camillus leading the warm up session before the National Mining Safety Week

14052017NMSW3OTML Managing Director and CEO officially declaring Mining Safety Week open at Ok Tedi, before the fun-run/walkathon.

14052017NMSW2Fitness Instructor, Lucas Camillus leading the warm up session before the National Mining Safety Week