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Safety First at Atlas Copco


June 23, 2015 – NORTH BAY, Ont. – Strong record of more than 1000 consecutive days of no lost time accidents at Atlas Copco Exploration Products in North Bay, Ontario, Canada.

On Monday, June 8, 2015, all employees of Atlas Copco in North Bay celebrated this important milestone. As a token of appreciation, every one received a professional fire extinguisher to take home.

This achievement has nothing to do with just good luck. It is the result of a continuous effort to grow the right company culture. 

Safety is not a strategy nor is it a project. Working in a safe way is not something we do because it is mandatory; safety has become part of our culture, part of our DNA. We do this every day, again and again in everything we do – it’s our way of living. And yes, we wear safety shoes and hearing protection at home when mowing the lawn on a Saturday.

Atlas Copco Canada - North Bay Employee Security Gear

An Atlas Copco Exploration Products’ employee wearing the appropriate safety gear while using a pneumatic tool.

When it comes to safety, there is no hierarchy and there are no compromises. Every employee is a leader and we help each other to stay safe. Safety is something we do together; hand in hand with operators, union and management. Together we make a safer company.

We wear safety glasses not because we have to, we wear them because we care about our vision. We wear hearing protection not because we have to, but because we love listening to music and want to be able to hear the fantastic stories of our children and grandchildren.

At Atlas Copco Exploration Products, we do safety every day and with all functions involved. We listen to our employees. Every idea is important. During our daily pulse meetings, we make decisions and never hesitate to invest in continuous improvement. If it makes sense, we just do it!

In North Bay, safety always comes first and with safety comes increased quality and improved efficiency. It is fun to work in a safe environment and it gives everyone energy and motivation. We are proud to work for Atlas Copco Exploration Products! For further information please contact:

Atlas Copco is a world-leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions. The Group serves customers with innovative compressors, vacuum solutions and air treatment systems, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. Atlas Copco develops products and service focused on productivity, energy efficiency, safety and ergonomics.  The company was founded in 1873, is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 180 countries. In 2014, Atlas Copco had revenues of BSEK 94 (BEUR 10.3) and more than 44 000 employees.

Atlas Copco’s Mining and Rock Excavation Technique business area provides equipment for drilling and rock excavation, a complete range of related consumables and service through a global network. The business area innovates for sustainable productivity in surface and underground mining, infrastructure, civil works, well drilling and geotechnical applications. Principal product development and manufacturing units are located in Sweden, the United States, Canada, China and India. 
Rock Drilling Tools is a division within Atlas Copco’s Mining and Rock Excavation Technique business area. It develops, manufactures and markets rock drilling tools worldwide. Its products are used for rock excavation within the mining and construction business for both surface and underground applications. The division is headquartered in Fagersta, Sweden and has production in six continents.