health and safety

Serious About Safety: Our Mine Rescue Teams are Ready!

Vigilance, preparation and rapid response are the foundation of our safety culture. Life-threatening emergencies at our operations rarely occur, but when a crisis does happen our dedicated and highly trained Mine Rescue Teams stand ready to respond at a moment’s notice. Each of our mine sites has their own mine rescue team comprised of volunteers …

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Employees at our Kışladağ  mine in Turkey

Serious About Safety: Keeping the Lines of Communication Open

Here at Eldorado, we believe that effective communication fosters teamwork and trust. For us, open communications between one another is how we build a healthy, safe and productive workplace. To facilitate engagement, stimulate discussion and encourage the exchange of ideas about health and safety, we have developed the following practices and tools.     Golden …

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Forward Thinking: Ventilation on Demand and Tagging & Tracking

In a previous post, George Burns, our President and CEO touched on a few technologies that are enabling us to operate more sustainably and keep our employees safe. Today we go a little deeper, (underground mining pun intended), on two technologies: ventilation on demand, or VOD for short; tagging and tracking We have deployed these …

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Forward Thinking: Focusing on Innovation and Technology for our Future

A Q&A with George Burns, President and CEO, Eldorado Gold Contrary to popular belief, mining is an industry at the forefront of technological innovation. At Eldorado Gold, leading-edge technologies are enabling our mines to operate with greater energy efficiency and reduced environmental impact, while also creating a healthier and safer environment for our people.  We …

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2018 International Health and Safety Week – Video

It has been 6 months since we wrapped up our inaugural International Health and Safety Week. During the week of May 7 – 11, 2018 we hosted talks, competitions, training and other activities across our global sites to raise awareness to the importance of working safely. Members of our senior management team, including George Burns, …

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Continuing a Legacy of Safety: Eldorado Gold Lamaque Wins the 2017 F.J. O’Connell Trophy

Frank J. O’Connell is somewhat of a legend in Canadian mining circles. Passionate about workplace safety, he helped set the standard for underground mine safety in Quebec during the 1950’s. A mining engineer by background, he used his role as General Manager of the Sigma Mine in Val-d’Or to exchange best safety practices with a …

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Teaching Safe Behaviour to the Next Generation

Earlier this year, Eldorado Gold celebrated International Safety Week to highlight the importance of safety, both at the workplace and at home. One of the week’s highlights for Hellas Gold, Eldorado Gold’s Greek subsidiary, was an interactive event with children from the Stratoni, Stageira and Stratoniki villages near our Kassandra Mines in northern Greece. The …

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Eldorado International Health and Safety: Meet Brigitte Bédard, Health and Safety Coordinator, Lamaque, Quebec

Brigitte Bédard wants us all to slow down and be curious. The mill health and safety coordinator at Eldorado Gold Lamaque says that these two actions alone can help us understand the impact of our actions and ensure we make safer and healthier choices while at work and at home. Brigitte initially pursued a career as …

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Celebrating Health & Safety in Mining with Eldorado’s International Safety Week

This week is International Safety Week at Eldorado Gold. Across our sites, we are hosting talks, competitions and other activities to remind ourselves of the importance of working safely. For us, safety is everyone’s responsibility and it is the only way to operate. Here’s some of the safety programs we’ve been busy rolling out recently …

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