Barrick Gold emerges overall winner in OSHA safety week

04May 2021
By Guardian Reporter
The Guardian
Barrick Gold emerges overall winner in OSHA safety week

​​​​​​​BARRICK Gold Corporation has emerged the overall winner in occupational and safety at work for 2021 in the mining sector.

Jenista Mhagama.

The mining company was awarded in the just ended Occupational Safety and Health Authority (OSHA) safety week organised by the authority in Mwanza Region.

A statement from Barrick said: “For Barrick Gold, the award demonstrates how one team with one strategic goal can bring about positive results.”

The award was handed over by the Minister of State in Prime Minister’s Office (Labour, Employment, Youth and Disabled), Jenista Mhagama.

According to Barrick Gold, the award further cements how the mining company has been implementing, protecting, encouraging and strengthening safety and health of its employees, contractors and stakeholders.

Barrick Gold is grateful to its employees, contractors and all stakeholders for supporting its policy and strategies that aim to remind the importance of voluntarily observing safety and health of every individual while implementing their duties.  

Apart from winning the prestigious award, Barrick aims to ensure that safety rules are observed in all its work areas to observe international standards.

Barrick Gold Corporation jointly owns three gold mines of Buzwagi, Bulyanhulu and North Mara with the government.

The safety week is held each year to recognize the success of workplace health and safety programs and offers information and ideas on how to keep workers safe.

According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), the World Day for Safety and Health at Work focuses on strategies to strengthen national occupational safety and health (OSH) systems to build resilience, in order to face crises now and in the future, drawing on lessons learned and experiences from the world of work.

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