Usibelli gets CORESafety certification

The National Mining Association (NMA) recognized Usibelli Coal Mine (UCM) in Alaska with its CORESafety certification.

The goal of CORESafety is meeting zero fatalities and a 50% reduction in the mining injury rate within five years. The mine is the NMA’s 11th certification under the initiative.

“CORESafety isn’t a program that expires, it’s a system that has become part of our culture,” said UCM president and CEO Joe Usibelli Jr. “Recently, we set an all-time high safety record of 1,085 days without a lost time incident – and that is because CORESafety is a part of our fabric.”

Colorado firm SomaHive conducted Usibelli’s independent third-party certification audit in July.

Usibelli, founded in 1943, is located near Healy and is 115 miles south of Fairbanks. It produced about 1 million tpy of coal.

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