SAFETY AT ASARCO
We have a comprehensive,
vision that is aligned with
the challenges of today
At ASARCO Zero Harm is one of our Core Values, we believe that “Safety Is a Value” and not
a priority. Values, unlike priorities that can change at a moment’s notice are deeply held
beliefs that guides our thinking and behaviors. This belief that “Safety Is a Value” moves us
to demonstrate by our words and more importantly our actions that our main focus is to
“Protect Our People & Business from Harm”.
To that end, we firmly believe that well-informed and trained employees are good
employees who work effectively without incident or injury to themselves or others. To help
foster this concept, ASARCO’s focus is to protect its employees and others who work & visit
our operations from injury through the establishment of various work and safety rules that
are based on time-honored indus try standards & practices designed to ensure the Health &
Safety of all employees, contractors, vendors & visitors.
ASARCO deems that health & safety is measured primarily by pro-active activities such as conducting
risk assessments that identifies those workplace hazards that have the greatest potential to cause
injury to our employees & contractors. Once these hazards are identified, the opportunity to implement
control measures to either minimize or eliminate the hazards is provided.”
Other leading health & safety indicators that ASARCO personnel and contractors perform,
are daily workplace examinations, designed to ensure a safe work environment prior to
commencing job activities. Management personnel also conduct safe job observations or
daily one on one employee safety contacts.
Ultimately, our goal is Zero Unsafe Behaviors and Conditions.