Douglas Jones, safety specialist, and Mensah Frimpong, mine engineer, Freeport-McMoRan
An analysis of historical incident trends indicates the interaction of large mining equipment with light vehicles and/or pedestrians is a significant cause of safety‐related incidents. Engineering, operations, and H&S personnel within Freeport‐McMoRan developed a policy to reduce or eliminate these interactions within mining and processing facilities. In 2018, a site‐by‐site audit was conducted at Freeport’s North and South American properties to measure compliance with this policy. This presentation will share the findings, highlighting best practices in design, engineering and operating procedures.