At IOC we are committed to becoming a premier mining organization in North America. To achieve this goal, the way we do our work every day at IOC is just as important as the work that we deliver. Our commitment to health, safety, environment and communities (HSEC) is fundamental to how we do business.


Our number one priority is that every worker goes home safe, every day.  We believe that all accidents and injuries are preventable and that excellent performance in health and safety is key to our long-term success as a business and stakeholder in the regions where we work.


We know that there are inherent risks associated with mining. But we strongly believe that a zero-harm workplace is an achievable, realistic target and we work towards this goal every day.


At IOC, our approach to safety focuses on the elimination of incidents that could cause fatalities, disability, workplace injuries and accidents, major catastrophes prevention and health promotion. We use a process of Critical Risk Management (CRM) that concentrates on the identification of risks and ensuring that all needed critical controls are in place before any work begins.


Everyone who works at IOC, from operators and employees to managers and consultants, are an integral part of our CRM culture. When each individual takes the actions necessary to work safely, the safety of all team members is enhanced. Operators, employees, contractors and consultants must understand how to work safely and feel empowered to stand down from unsafe work. Supervisors and managers lead by example, demonstrating their commitment to safety and ensuring their teams have the necessary knowledge and equipment to work safely.


Our commitment to health and safety is at the foundation of everything we do at IOC. While we focus on reducing injuries every day, we also monitor technological developments and best practice in the field of workplace health and safety, to drive a culture of continuous improvement.