In the wake of state reports criticizing workplace safety in Wyoming, Cloud Peak Energy has announced that they will implement a new workplace safety and health program called CORESafety.
Cloud Peak Energy joins 27 members of the National Mining Association in CORESafety; a program that works through a relationship with other companies to promote safety through measurable approaches and “eliminate fatalities and reduce the rate of mining injuries by 50 percent within five years”.
President and CEO of Cloud Peak Energy Colin Marshall stated in a media release that they are proud to be an initial member of the CORESafety program, which promises to improve the safety systems and performance of all participating companies. He goes on to say that “the CORESafety program will allow all mining companies to share their expertise and experience to improve the safety performance of our industry.”
CORESafety companies include Peabody Energy, Stillwater Mining Company, Rosebud Mining Company, Chevron Mining Company, Arch Coal and PacifiCorp Energy.
Cloud Peak Energy employs 1,600 people and operates three mines in the Powder River Basin (two in Northeast Wyoming and one in Decker, Montana).