SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — 9 July 2019 — Boart Longyear is pleased to announce its company-wide global accomplishment of more than 10,000,000 consecutive man-hours worked with no lost time injuries (LTI) and one-year completely LTI-free as of 5 July 2019. Boart Longyear employs approximately 4,900 personnel including supervisors, drillers, driller assistants, mechanics, technicians, and welders, manufacturing plant personnel, distribution centers and warehouse personnel, and support staff that are clearly committed to working safely every day. In 2018, the Company-wide LTIR achieved an all-time low with a record 0.10 LTIR. The previous lowest LTIR was reached in 2014 with a 0.11 LTIR.
I am incredibly proud of the employees at Boart Longyear. I acknowledge each one of them for their hard work, for embracing and living our high safety standards and world-class safety programs, and the way everyone takes responsibility for their own safety and keeping each other safe.
Jeff Olsen, President and Chief Executive Officer, Boart Longyear
Boart Longyear’s new critical risk management programs and simplified company field standards support employees in understanding, embracing, and practicing an exceptional safety culture. The Company focuses on safety programs like THINK (Take the time, Hazard recognition, Identify the risk, Necessary controls applied, and Keep safety first), Stop Work Authority (authorizes and mandates employees immediately stop any work that does not comply with safety standards), the Golden Rules of Safety, the Rules of the Road, and Make it Personal Cards with safety program basics, a signature for their commitment to work safely, and a place for a photo of why they are working safely.
“I am incredibly proud of the employees at Boart Longyear. I acknowledge each one of them for their hard work, for embracing and living our high safety standards and world-class safety programs, and the way everyone takes responsibility for their own safety and keeping each other safe. This is a significant accomplishment for Boart Longyear and is a great outcome resulting from the efforts of everyone in the Company living and breathing our safety culture,” said President and Chief Executive Officer, Jeff Olsen. “I congratulate every Boart Longyear employee for this prestigious achievement.”
The Company acknowledges the participation, collaboration, and contributions from every level and department within Boart Longyear. Denis Despres, Chief Operating Officer stated, “On a site level, we value the everyday procedures from standardized pre-start information meetings that focus on daily job tasks and associated hazards and risks, our online data management system including the system’s mobile app, and the daily team and individual-based field level risk assessments. At Boart Longyear, it is everyone’s responsibility to work safely.”
About Boart Longyear
Established in 1890, Boart Longyear is the world’s leading provider of productivity solutions for diamond coring exploration, reverse circulation, large diameter rotary, mine dewatering, oil sands exploration, production, and sonic drilling services. The Company also manufactures, markets, and services reliable drill rigs, drill string products, innovative down-hole instrumentation tools, and quality parts.
Boart Longyear is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, and listed on the Australian Securities Exchange in Sydney, Australia (ASX:BLY). More information about Boart Longyear can be found at www.boartlongyear.com. To get Boart Longyear news direct, follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.
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