Safety and health strategy
As outlined in our Sustainability Policy, it is our objective to protect the health, safety and wellbeing of our employees and contractors and to never compromise on these objectives. OZ Minerals is committed to achieving Zero Harm by Choice, which requires us to embed a culture that ensures that the management of safety, health, environment and community comes naturally to our workforce and is a foremost consideration in every decision we make. Zero Harm requires OZ Minerals to adopt targets of zero for injuries and incidents. While these may be aspirational targets, it is not practicable to have any others if we wish to achieve the cultural shift required to achieve Zero Harm.
Zero Harm by Choice will require OZ Minerals to move from a compliance based approach to one where our culture ensures that safety comes naturally. To support this, there will be a further focus on leading indicators as a way of measuring safety and health performance. In 2010, a key focus will be on monitoring leading indicators across the business.
The achievement of Zero Harm by Choice has been incorporated into the performance targets of the executive management team.