Safety

Zero Harm for Everyone Everywhere is our number one priority

Loading Pkg EmulsionOur company Value, Zero Harm for Everyone Everywhere, reflects our commitment to the highest standards of safety, ensuring the well-being of our people, both at work and at home. 

All accidents are preventable.  Injuries, illnesses and environmental damage are not an inevitable consequence of conducting business.  

Zero Harm means zero recordable occupational illness, injuries, fatalities, preventable transportation incidents, environmental releases and process events.  All employees and contractors, vendors and business partners are held to this Value.

We live this Value by:

  • Promoting safe behaviors
  • Training, and following safety systems and procedures
  • Identifying and controlling hazards
  • Looking after ourselves and each other

Safety is personal.  At Dyno Nobel, we have two ways to identify those conditions and practices that may impact our own safety and safety of those working around us.  

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Take5! = Check yourself

Take5! is a personal rapid hazard assessment used before starting any task. It ensures that you’re aware of any risks and have put controls in place to make it safe to proceed.

A Take5! is conducted before a task begins, at reasonable intervals if a new work process is introduced, a process or operation changes or before significant additions or alterations.  Everyone at some point participates in activities with an element of risk. It is your last chance to ensure you are not putting yourself or others at risk.

A Take5! includes the following steps:

  1. Before starting, think through the task. What are you about to do?
  2. See the hazards. What main hazards are involved?
  3. Eliminate or manage hazards. What controls will you use to reduce the task’s risk?
  4. Assess the remaining risk. Use the Hazard Assessment Tool (HAT) to determine the task’s hazard classification after controls have been applied.

Safe Act Observation (SAO) = Check Others

Safe Act Observation (SAO) reinforces excellent safe practice, identifies necessary improvements, highlights any barriers and is an opportunity to raise safety issues.

SAO is a five-step process:

  1. Identify an opportunity to conduct a SAO
  2. Be prepared by being familiar with the task you are observing
  3. Conduct the observation
  4. Provide feedback as soon as possible
  5. Personal debrief and close out

"No matter how ordinary the day, how safe the workplace or how routine the task, Take5! and SAO will help to make it safer."

 Our Health, Safety, Environment and Community Policy describes how we deliver Zero Harm. 


Global Success Achieving Zero Harm 

As shown in our Sustainability Report, many of our sites have enjoyed significant success achieving our goal of Zero Harm. 

  • 3,000 days  - Gregory Crinum coal mine in Queensland, Australia  
  • 4 million hours  - ammonium nitrate site in Moranbah, Queensland, Australia
  • 2,000 days - initiating systems plant in Graham, Kentucky, USA  
  • 1 million hours - ammonium nitrate site in Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA
  • 9 Years  - ammonium nitrate site in Battle Mountain, Nevada, USA
  • 1st year of operation  - Coquimbo, Chile
  • Six years - Gold Safety Award - Morris Illinois, USA was
  • 2 Years in a row - Certificate of Excellence from the Institute of Explosive Makers for safety in DNA
  • Driver Alertness Program - Our Dyno Nobel Transportation division in North America