The Nevada Mining Association (NVMA) announced the recipients of its 2022 Individual Safety Awards, which celebrate the industry professionals whose extraordinary efforts ensure mine workers return home safely after every shift.
“Safety will always be the number one priority across Nevada’s mining industry – it’s woven into every aspect of our culture and operations for that very reason,” said NVMA President Tyre Gray. “Congratulations to the 37 award recipients for their outstanding commitment to keeping their co-workers and teams safe and healthy.”
The NVMA Individual Safety Awards are based on performance during the previous calendar year. A total of 105 nominations were submitted, with recipients voted on by industry peers. The 37 individual miners will be recognized during an awards luncheon on Sept. 10, 2022, at the NVMA 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).
2022 NVMA Safety Award Winners:
Neil Jensen, Kinross Nevada
Joseph Kemp, Kinross Nevada
Dale Thompson, Kinross
Bart Beatty, Nevada Gold Mines
Caleb Bolyard, Kinross Gold Corp.
Genevieve Merrill, KGHM
Shane Anderson, SSR Mining
Shawn Rose, First Majestic Silver Corp.
Shawn Migas, Coeur Mining
Timothy Chapman, Kinross
Dee Jay Leach, Nevada Gold Mines
Adrienne Clinton, Argonaut Gold
Dillon Pollock, I80 Gold
Scott Torgerson, SSR Mining
Mariah Fehlman, Hecla Nevada
Kaitlin Rynearson, Kinross
Jessica Boggio, Nevada Gold Mines, LLC.
Mike Lefrere, Coeur Mining, Inc.
Kylie Payne, Nevada Gold Mines
Robert Dechant, KGHM
Kelsey Plummer, SSR Mining
Luz Sandoval, Nevada Gold Mines
Aaron Evans, Coeur Mining
Supervisor (15 or more employees):
Dan Nations, SSR Mining
Jennifer Browning, Kinross Gold
Steve Sebion, SSR Mining
Joe St. Pierre, Argonaut Gold
Supervisor (14 or fewer employees):
Cammie Holland, i-80 Gold Corp
William Daniel Eklund, First Majestic
Raymond Davis, Hecla Nevada
Mike Smith, Argonaut Gold
Christie Stannard, Kinross
John Simmons, Nevada Gold Mines
Sean Gallian, Turquoise Ridge
Danny Young, Nevada Gold Mines
Robert Shoenecker, SSR Mining
Anthony Amity, First Majestic Silver Corp.