Our 3 steps
to operate

We are committed to constantly conducting our operations in a way that ensures a healthy and safe work environment.

Therefore, every day, our workers must follow and apply the following three steps to operate on our site:

  1. Is it safe
    for employees?

  2. Does it respect
    the environment and
    the community?

  3. Once the first two steps
    have been confirmed,
    operations may proceed.

Combined Frequency

In 2019, CMM posted a combined frequency of 1.12, meaning that for each 200,000 hours of work, there were 1.12 work incidents resulting in lost time or a temporary assignment of CMM or contractor employees.

This was CMM’s third-best health and safety performance ever.


Supervisory Formula 

The principles of the Québec Mining Association’s (QMA) Supervisory Formula are applied daily and our workers use the work card as a support, compilation and monitoring tool to ensure worker safety.

  • The Supervisory Formula is a comprehensive approach to managing occupational health and safety prevention.
  • It provides supervisors and workers alike with a means of communication, information and assessment geared to production, maintenance and workplace safety activities.
  • It makes it possible to share and analyze all relevant information in an effort to achieve more effective workplace safety.
  • It means that all levels of company management support the approach and that supervisors and workers are at the centre of problem identification and resolution.


A Health and Safety Prevention Program for Teams

Our Health and Safety Prevention Program is designed to eliminate or control risks to employees’ health, safety, and physical well-being at their source. We have an action plan that is updated periodically in order to improve health and safety practices.


The objectives of the Health and Safety Prevention Program are to:

  • Identify and assess risks;
  • Suggest control methods to protect worker health and safety;
  • Protect workers exposed to specific risks by setting standards;
  • Maintain personal and collective protective equipment; and
  • Train and inform workers about the risks involved in their work.


The awareness- and training-oriented Prevention Program has five areas of activity:

  1. Employee awareness;
  2. Training;
  3. Daily inspections;
  4. Audits;
  5. Special projects to meet specific needs.


Health and Safety Committee

Labour and management members of the Health and Safety Committee follow a collaborative approach. In this way, the Committee is an amalgamation of employees’ knowledge of practices, the overarching vision of managers, and the Company’s general procedures. The Committee, which acts as a consultant to managers, executives and teams, meets about ten times a year.