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 employees are our most important asset. Protecting, promoting and enhancing the health and wellbeing of our workers is as important as workplace safety. We do this by identifying and managing the key health risks to which employees are exposed, as well as providing our employees with general health and wellbeing support.


At IOC we want our employees to be healthy at work and healthy at home. To achieve this goal, we have a range of programs to support our employees on and off-site.



Healthy at Work

Both the Labrador City and Sept-Iles sites have fully functional medical clinics providing services for work related injuries and illnesses, annual medical surveillance and pre-employment fitness for work assessments by Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses and Licensed Doctors. In addition to workplace health and safety, we offer our employees a range of proactive programs to promote general health and well-being including blood pressure monitoring, mental health awareness, smoking cessation and flu vaccination clinics.

We are committed to anticipating, evaluating and controlling environmental hazards that may arise in our workplaces, whether in the mine, processing plants, port or administration offices, that have the potential to negatively impact on the health and wellness of our employees. Where environmental hazards are identified, our hygiene team works with employees to ensure that the appropriate short and long-term controls are in place and the hazards are monitored over time to minimize any potential negative impact on health and wellness


Healthy at Home

In addition to our focus on workplace safety, we also want to support the health and wellbeing of our employees outside of the workplace. We take seriously our responsibility to promote healthy lifestyles which is why, in addition to blood pressure monitoring, mental health awareness, smoking cessation and flu vaccination clinics, we also offer the Team IOC and Dollars for Doers programs which provide financial and in-kind support to community and sporting groups with members from IOC. These groups are an important part of the communities of Labrador City and Sept-Iles, promoting not only physical activity but also social connection and emotional well-being. 


All employees and their families also have access to our Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP), which can provide off-site, voluntary, confidential, short-term counselling. The EFAP can provide assessment, short-term counselling, referral, case management, and follow-up services to employees and their immediate families.