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Boart Longyear Wins Safety Award from Saskatchewan Mining Association


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SALT LAKE CITY -- Boart Longyear’s ( “safety first” approach to drilling has helped its team in Saskatchewan earn a 2014 SMA Safety Award from the Saskatchewan Mining Association (SMA).

The SMA annually recognizes member companies that realized an injury rating of zero. The SMA rating is achieved by a calculation of Lost Time Injury (LTI) and Modified Work Injury (MWI) frequency rate plus 10% of the LTI and MWI severity rate.

“This is a significant accomplishment for Boart Longyear, and it’s another example of the good outcomes that can result from the efforts of operational and safety teams living and breathing safety as a culture,” said General Manager – Drilling Services – North America, Terry Kirkey. “We are proud of our team’s dedication to safety and congratulate them on this prestigious industry award.”

The award was presented to Canada West – Operations Manager Jim Nelson and EHS and Training Advisor Michael Layton during the SMA’s 49th Annual General Meeting in Saskatoon.

Boart Longyear’s “safety first” approach to drilling focuses on keeping people safe with zero injuries, zero illnesses and protecting the environment with zero environmental incidents.

“We recognize that safety is paramount to our employees and critical to our customers’ success, but more importantly, it’s the right thing to do,” said James Chalmers, vice president, environment, health and safety. “Our safety standards, programs, and processes enable drillers to maximize their productivity without compromising their well-being and health. We are proud of our drilling innovations and strive to exceed client expectations when it comes to safe operations.”

About the Saskatchewan Mining Association

The Saskatchewan Mining Association (SMA) is an industry-funded organization that has been in existence for over 45 years. Its mission statement is “Represent and support a safe, responsible and growing Saskatchewan mining industry.” The SMA is at the forefront of mining issues and public policies that directly impact members’ bottom line. The SMA is the industry’s voice regarding environmental regulations, taxation, infrastructure demands, labour issues, and health and safety.

About Boart Longyear

Celebrating its 125th year anniversary in 2015, Boart Longyear is the world’s leading provider of drilling services, drilling equipment, and performance tooling for mining and drilling companies globally. It also has a substantial presence in aftermarket parts and service, energy, mine de-watering, oil sands exploration, and production drilling.

The Global Drilling Services division operates in over 30 countries for a diverse mining customer base spanning a wide range of commodities, including copper, gold, nickel, zinc, uranium, and other metals and minerals. The Global Products division designs, manufactures and sells drilling equipment, performance tooling, and aftermarket parts and services to customers in over 100 countries.

Boart Longyear is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, and listed on the Australian Securities Exchange in Sydney, Australia. More information about Boart Longyear can be found at To get Boart Longyear news direct, visit

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