Sustainability / Health and Safety

Pan American Silver is committed to protecting the health and safety of its employees and contractors at its mining operations and development projects. We will strive to provide a safe and healthy workplace for our employees and contractors and we are committed to:

  • Promote health and safety on and off the job;
  • Provide employees with the training and tools to work safely;
  • 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;
  • Strive for and encourage continuous improvement in all aspects of health and safety for our employees and contractors;
  • 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;
  • Continue to educate and train employees about job hazards;
  • Ensure accident reporting is completed in a diligent manner;
  • Remediate all identified health and safety findings promptly;
  • Utilize a key corporate oversight position to conduct regular reviews and report findings to Pan American Silver Corp. management and the Board of Directors to ensure that company health/safety policies and procedures are being adhered to;
  • Ensure that mechanisms are in place that promote employee participation in the development of health and safety standards and that these employees take ownership of their health and safety responsibilities;
  • Develop, operate and audit health and safety management systems at Pan American Silver Corp. operations that meet or exceed those in use by other peer mining companies; and
  • Make this policy available to Pan American Silver Corp.’s employees, contractors, stakeholders, and the public;

Each operation is responsible and held accountable for the development and implementation of procedures and programs that comply with this policy.