47 recipients provide an industry-wide dedication to safety in the mining industry.
The Nevada Mining Association (NVMA) announces the recipients of its 2023 Individual Safety Awards, which celebrate the industry professionals whose outstanding efforts ensure mine workers return home safely after every shift.
“Safety is always of utmost importance in Nevada’s mining industry, and I am so proud to congratulate this year’s award recipients,” said NVMA Interim President, Dana Bennett. “It’s an honor to celebrate these incredible individuals who continue to lead by example and go above and beyond to show extraordinary commitment to the mining industry’s safety culture.”
The NVMA Individual Safety Awards are based on performance during the previous calendar year. A total of 133 nominations were submitted and voted on by industry peers. The 47 winning miners will be recognized during a Celebration of Excellence dinner on Friday, Sept. 8 at the NVMA’s 110th Annual Convention in Lake Tahoe.
In July, the NVMA will also announce recipients of the Mine Operator Safety Awards, highlighting the mining companies that have demonstrated unparalleled dedication to providing safe workplaces for their employees. Those recipients are based on data provided by the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA).
For more information about the NVMA, visit www.nevadamining.org.
About the Nevada Mining Association
The mission of the Nevada Mining Association (NVMA) is to unite, educate, advocate, and serve as the public voice of Nevada’s modern mining industry. From advocacy on major policy issues to developing innovative ways to connect members with opportunities, the Nevada Mining Association builds recognition of the mining industry’s contribution across the Silver State. The Nevada Mining Association is committed to leading environmental stewardship and the health and safety of workers, residents, and communities. The NVMA envisions Nevadans embracing the mining industry as forward-thinking, respected, and essential for a vibrant future. For more information, visit www.nevadamining.org. Stay up to date with all Nevada Mining Association activities on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube pages.
2023 NVMA SAFETY AWARDS RECIPIENTS
Joseph Kemp, KG Mining, Inc.
Richard Zaggle, SSR Mining
Sam Marich, Nevada Gold Mines
Sarah Drew, Nevada Gold Mines
Shandy Holm, Sandvik
Stephanie Jaramillo, Coeur Mining Inc.
Jason Haynes, Nevada Gold Mines
Jeffrey Young, Nevada Gold Mines
Zack Erickson, Coeur Mining Inc.
Barton Nutting, Nevada Gold Mines
Chris Schimpf, SSR Mining
Clancy Talbot, i-80 Gold Corp
Craig McAuliffe, Coeur Mining Inc
Gavin Gange, Small Mine Development
Jana Moyes, Nevada Gold Mines
Jeff Linder, Nevada Gold Mines
John Watson, i-80 Gold Corp
Jose Gonzales, Nevada Gold Mines
Levander Benally, Nevada Gold Mines
Mike Little, US Silica
Paul VanDerVeen, Nevada Gold Mines
Sally Ann Branch, Hecla Nevada
Sergio Castaneda, Nevada Gold Mines
Steven J. Ward, Nevada Gold Mines
Deanna Hall, KG Mining Inc.
Stephen Chambliss, Argonaut Gold
Benjamin Lupercio, Nevada Gold Mines
Richard Miller, Coeur Mining Inc.
Steve Constant, KG Mining Inc.
Steve Howard, KG Mining Inc.
Supervisor (15 or more employees):
Darrell Archuleta, i-80 Gold Corp
Tim Crouch, Nevada Gold Mines
Zane Jordan, Sr., KGHM
Supervisor (14 or fewer employees):
Chris Ewing, Sandvik
Connor Adams, i-80 Gold Corp
Don Gerhard, SSR Mining
Logan “Bru” Painter, McEwen Mining
Stacy Moser, Hecla Nevada
Tony Booth, Coeur Mining Inc.
Dennis Gordon, i-80 Gold Corp
John Pitts, KGHM
Rosie Zavala, Coeur Mining Inc.
Eugene Manning, Nevada Gold Mines
Jayme Gabiola, Hecla Nevada
Jennifer Keele, Argonaut Gold
Michael Andersen, SSR
Victor Harrell, i-80 Gold Corp