To ensure our teams have the tools, skills and resources needed to address an emergency, each site has proactive emergency response plans and highly skilled, rigorously trained emergency response teams in place.
The emergency response teams at all Centerra sites receive regular training on emergency prevention, including on dealing with high-hazard priority incidents such as cyanide and chemical spills and dispersal, high-angle rescues, vehicle extrications, and fires. Along with training, sites conduct periodic drills and mock exercises to ensure that teams understand proper procedures and to identify areas for improvement. Centerra’s highly skilled emergency response teams (ERTs) at Mount Milligan compete in annual district and regional mine rescue competitions, which provide excellent opportunities for building team spirit as well as continually testing and improving emergency response skills.
Throughout 2022, Öksüt’s ERTs held their emergency response training at the Kayseri Fire Department, where emergency drills were conducted.
Protecting Employee and Community Health and Safety
We recognize that the presence of a mining project may contribute to an influx of migration into our local communities. This, in turn, can play a role in increasing safety and health–related issues, including communicable and non-communicable diseases and other medical conditions. To protect our employees and communities, we take proactive measures to raise awareness and promote good hygiene and wellbeing practices.
We conduct health screenings for employees and contractors before they are hired and then on a periodic basis throughout their employment or contract. Each year, we also invest in preventative health programs, which may include voluntary flu vaccinations, inter-site fitness challenges and ad hoc guest speakers.