Sentinels of Safety
The Sentinels of Safety award recognizes American mines that record the most hours in a calendar year without a single lost-time injury. A minimum of 4,000 hours is required to be considered for the award.
Two Peabody mines were recently presented with the Sentinels of Safety Award by the National Mining Association for their 2021 safety performance. Twentymile Mine was recognized in the large underground mine category and Shoal Creek Mine received recognition in the small preparation plant category.
The Twentymile team has completed three calendar years (2020-2022) without a single reportable injury, an outstanding achievement.
As Commerce Secretary, former mining engineer Herbert Hoover initiated the Sentinels of Safety Award program in 1925. It is the United States’ most prestigious recognition of mine safety.
Mine Rescue Teams
Mine rescue teams from the Wambo and Metropolitan Mines in our Australian operations took top honors in the 2022 Hunter Valley and Southern Region Mines Rescue competitions.
The competitions test emergency preparedness capabilities, teamwork, and communication skills in a series of high-pressure exercises designed to simulate real-life emergencies that could occur in underground mining operations. These scenarios include underground search and rescue, monitoring of volatile mine conditions, managing confined space hazards, firefighting, and first aid.
The Wambo team has performed well historically in the Hunter Valley competition, placing first in nine out of the last ten years of the competition. The Metropolitan team achieved their first ever win in the history of the Southern Region competition in 2022.
Both teams proudly represented their regions in the 2022 Australian Mine Safety Titles in Wollongong.