Compass Minerals Recognizes International Workers’ Memorial Day

Compass Minerals will be marking International Workers’ Memorial Day with a moment of silence on Friday, April 27, at 10 a.m. CST. Recognized globally on April 28 each year, it is a day of remembrance and action for workers killed, disabled, injured or made ill by their work.   

“The health, safety and security of our employees are vital to our business and we are continuously working to ensure our employees’ safety. We must be diligent in our effort towards zero incidents,” said Barb Menard, vice president of environmental, health, safety and security. “We take a solemn moment to remember the families and friends impacted by the deaths or injuries of Compass Minerals’ employees and contractors.”

The International Labor Organization estimates that more than 2 million people globally die each year from work-related incidents and diseases. While remembering those who have died on the job, this day also provides an opportunity to highlight the preventable nature of workplace accidents and illnesses, and to promote improvements in workplace safety.

In addition to standard industry measures like Total Case Injury Rate and Lost Days Rate, Compass Minerals also monitors potential severity of both injury cases and near miss incidents. These incidents are evaluated for potential severity using a methodology based on a U.S. Navy protocol. It considers most likely consequence, exposure frequency and probability of actual outcome. Through diligence and a focus on mitigating significant risks, Compass Minerals has achieved a 70% decline in the severity of injury cases employees experienced since 2015.

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