HYGIENE AND PREVENTION MEASURES
We have developed a robust plan of hygiene and prevention measures to continue to ensure the health and safety of our on-site employees.
The Government of Québec and the Public Health Branch have found that the mining industry, including CMM, quickly implemented a series of health measures and best public health practices to optimally secure work sites and limit the risks of spreading the virus to workers, their families and host communities.
A business resumption plan has been established in order to ensure a gradual and safe return to production with new prevention measures and protocols.
Additional hygiene and prevention measures have been implemented in order to continue to improve our COVID-19 response protocols and worker protection on our site. Here are a few examples:
- ALL OUR EMPLOYEES, including our contractor partners, who will be returning to work are required to take NEW MANDATORY TRAINING on the numerous hygiene and prevention measures that have been implemented. All workers must know, understand and undertake to comply with these measures BEFORE accessing our site. To access the Training Room, all participants must go through our new triage procedure, which includes temperature checks. The 2-meter distance rule will be enforced in the Training Room.
- A triage procedure that everyone without exception must comply with upon entering our site has been introduced. The procedure includes hand washing at the entrance and exit of the trailer that was recently parked next to the guard house, a temperature check, and a questionnaire to determine if access to our facilities should be authorized or not.
- A new job card procedure to prevent the spread of COVID-19 has been implemented (e.g.: supervisors must wash their hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use a disinfecting gel before and after handling job cards).
- Staggered site arrival times for crews in order to avoid groupings.
- The number of people at supervisors’ desks has been limited.
- Two buses have been added to increase the space between workers on a hot change schedule, i.e. the location where the 240-tonne production truck operators change shifts. Only one seat is available in every row, with seats alternating in each row.
- Plexiglas has been installed and the number of passengers in pick-ups has been limited to ensure a maximum area between the respiratory tract in the passenger compartment.
- We have recommended that operators eat in their respective equipment and that employees eat in their office if they have one. Otherwise, employees must maintain a distance of at least two metres in lunchrooms.
- Enhanced facility, equipment and vehicle cleaning and disinfection protocols.
- Updated Pandemic Plan including clear guidelines on protocols and procedures to be followed if an individual who reported for work tests positive for COVID-19.
- Updated pandemic response protocols that clearly set out the procedures to be followed if an employee tests positive for COVID-19 while at work, or if he tested positive after having recently been at work. Disinfection procedures for cleaning surfaces in the workplace and shared spaces and a procedure for informing and tracing colleagues and other individuals with whom an infected employee was in close contact have been established.
Operating a mine in an urban area, we have always been committed to having regular, transparent communication with the citizens of Malartic. The current difficult period is no exception.
While our Community Relations Office will remain closed until further notice, we invite you to share your questions and concerns with us at email@example.com. One of our team members will respond as soon as possible.
COMMUNICATIONS FROM OUR PARENT COMPANIES
CMM is owned equally by Agnico Eagle Mines Limited and Yamana Gold Inc. To learn more about their response to COVID-19, please visit their respective websites.
VISIT AGNICO EAGLE’S WEBSITE
VISIT YAMANA GOLD’S WEBSITE