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Safety First: Florida Employees Win “Sentinels of Safety” Award


Employees of the DuPont Florida Mine recently were awarded the “Sentinels of Safety” designation for outstanding workplace safety performance by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) and the National Mining Association (NMA). This is the 17th time the DuPont Florida Mine has received the award.

The purpose of the annual “Sentinels of Safety” award program is to recognize the achievement of outstanding safety records, stimulate greater interest in safety and encourage development of more effective accident prevention programs. The program is cosponsored by MSHA and NMA. To be eligible for the award, a mine must complete the year without a lost-time injury and achieve overall safety performance better than the national average.

“I am proud of our team for working safely and caring about each other,” said David Wright, manager, DuPont Safety, Health & Environment at the DuPont Florida Mine. “The real reward comes from knowing that we are ensuring our employees and processes are safe.”

Since 1949, the DuPont Florida Mine has been extracting heavy minerals. The site mines Zircon, Starblast™ and ilmenite - a raw material used to manufacture titanium dioxide (Ti02), a white pigment used in a range of applications from paints to sunscreen.


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