Boart Longyear announced that as of July 5, the company had racked up 10 million consecutive man-hours with no lost-time injuries (LTIs), as well as one year completely free of LTIs. Previously, in 2018, the company hit an all-time record low LTI rate, and logged the lowest number of LTIs on record. Company leadership attributed the milestones in part to a focus on a number of safety programs. “This is a significant accomplishment for Boart Longyear and is a great outcome resulting from the efforts of everyone in the company living and breathing our safety culture,” Jeff Olsen, CEO, Boart Longyear, said. The company employs 4,900 personnel.
Separately, Boart Longyear announced it received a certification of compliance to the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) initiatives established by the South African Department of Trade and Industry. It achieved a B-BBEE Level 4 contributor status through June 2020. The certificate was presented to Boart Longyear management by the South African National Accreditation System.