n Risk Management - A competency-based case study at Placer Dome : risk trends

Volume 2, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 1817-6585


Extracted from text ... 10 Risk Management OCTOBER 2006 R I S K T R E N D S The Placer Dome mining corporation based in Canada, acquired by Barrick Gold towards the end of 2005, deployed a competency-based risk management model after global research had shown that 80% of workplace incidents can be attributed to unsafe behaviour or inappropriate risk-taking on the part of employees. The deployment at Placer Dome was successful at all the operations in the group and the impact on safety performance was signifi cant and sustained. All 16 mine sites have deployed the various stages and 'pillars' of the ..

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