Coeur Mining Reduces Worker Injuries And Exposure Using Drones And Wearable Technology

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Executive Summary

In a time where digital EHS technologies are becoming more visible and accessible, many firms are identifying how adoption of these technologies can support worker safety and operational efficiency. Coeur Mining, which owns and operates silver and gold mines in Canada, Mexico and the US, has implemented new digital EHS technologies to enhance their safety culture and set the firm’s metrics above and beyond regulatory requirements. Coeur identified key areas of risk for its over 2,000 workers and subsequently implemented drone technology, automated machinery and wearable technology across operations. These technologies and the data they have collected have supported Coeur in building its safety culture and have driven down injury rates by 75%.

Table of contents

Cutting-edge Digital EHS Technology Helps Coeur Mining Uncover And Mitigate Worker Risks 
Coeur Mining Creates Safety Ecosystem By Integrating Drone and Wearable Technology Into Existing Management Systems 
Combination Of Technology And Thorough Change Management Has Strengthened Coeur’s Safety Culture And Driven Down Injury Rates By 75%

Organisations mentioned

Bureau of Labor Statistics, Coeur Mining, Intelex

About the authors

Bill Pennington

Senior Analyst

Bill is a Senior Analyst covering Verdantix research on applications EHS software, best practices and innovative technologies. His current agenda focuses on EHS and sustainability services, product stewardship as well as benchmarking EHS technology buyer’s budgets, priorities and preferences globally. Bill comes from a background of corporate EHS roles in the manufacturing and logistics industries. He holds an MBS degree in sustainability from the Rutgers University.

Rodolphe d’Arjuzon

Managing Director & Global Head of Research

Rodolphe co-founded Verdantix in 2008 and directs the firm’s research strategy across all practice areas. He also leads the Environment, Health & Safety practice on an interim basis. Rodolphe has over twenty years of experience in technology research and strategy consulting. He previously worked for Barclays Bank and L.E.K. Consulting. Rodolphe holds a PhD in Physics from Cambridge University.

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