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.
COVID-19 IOC update

IOC continues to advance and apply measures to protect the physical and mental health and the safety of our people. This is our top priority. We appreciate everyone’s patience and support as we work through this situation. Our current business status is that we are operating, however, with evolving pandemic of the COVID-19 we have reduced our operations.


  • A COVID-19 business resilience committee has been set up and holds daily meetings.
  • We have suspended all air travel between Sept-Iles and Wabush where our train loading facilities are located. 
  • We have reduced on-site presence for our personnel and site access has been suspended for non-essential contractors.
  • All employees who can work remotely have been invited to work from home.
  • We have implemented a mandatory weekly site pre-access questionnaire (travel history, symptoms, exposure to COVID-19).
  • We are conducting body temperature measurement at the gates for each individual before entering our sites including prior to mobilizing employees in remote camps along the railway.
  • We are reconfiguring shift schedules to better allocate our resources to increase social distancing.
  • We are conducting increased regular cleaning and disinfection of our workplaces.


Business resilience

  • Much of the work associated with growth capital has been suspended.
  • Much of the work associated with sustaining capital is in the process of being suspended or deferred.
  • Maintenance work is reprioritized to focus on safety and immediate reliability items only.
  • Employee and family assistance program supports our employees’, and their family members


Words from Clayton

We ask everyone to respect the social distancing guidelines, the hand washing hygiene and to listen to facts versus “stories or might be”. A big thank you to everyone for the outstanding collaboration and support we are seeing within our business and our communities. We will get through this by working together.