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Workplace Safety

Red Lake Gold Mines’ many safety programs include the updated "Smarties" program, which recognizes individuals that contribute to the Six Strategies of Goldcorp. The Stope school training program introduces new workers (local and First Nations workers) to the underground environment and provides students with knowledge of the basics of mining, with safety as a priority. A new communication system for the underground mine is being deployed, which will greatly increase safety and communications underground. The management visibility index is a new tool that was implemented in 2011 to allow the management team to be more visible in the workplace through attending line-up meetings and performing workplace visits.


In December 2010, Red Lake Gold Mines was certified under the International Cyanide Management Code, the international benchmark for transporting, storing and using cyanide.

The Red Lake mine has developed a series of management programs for environmental activities and tailings management. At the Campbell complex, a nine-hectare wetland reduces the concentrations of contaminants in the waste rock and tailings pond discharges through naturally occurring microbial forces as the discharge water moves through the wetlands. The Campbell Complex is one of the first gold mines in Ontario to use microbial processes to produce a non-toxic discharge. This system is now being introduced to the Red Lake Complex.