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#SafetyShare: Commuter Safety

Achieving a zero-harm workplace for all our employees is a core value at Newmont and central to making our business safe, profitable and responsible.

Unfortunately, accidents and natural disasters can happen when traveling to and from work. Below are some helpful tips from the Red Cross on how to plan for emergencies that may arise during your commute:

  • Make a plan for how your family will stay in contact if separated due to an emergency.
  • Make sure people close to you know how to reach you and you know how to reach them.
  • Designate an out-of-town friend or relative to be the contact point for your family. In an emergency or natural disaster, it may be easier to call long distance as local phone lines may become overloaded.
  • Write down your emergency contact information and encourage each member of your family to do the same. Keep it current and keep it with you. Information may include:

• Your transit system telephone number and website address Local transit police (non-emergency)
• Local transit police emergency number
• Your local American Red Cross chapter telephone number and website address
• Your emergency contact’s phone number
• Family emergency phone numbers
• An out-of-town contact – name and phone number
• Your family emergency meeting place

  • Take time now to learn alternate routes and ways to get where you need to go. There are often multiple ways to reach a destination.
  • Carry a small flashlight, dust mask and a pair of protective gloves.
  • Carry a local map—just in case something arises where there would be a need to walk or take another form of transportation.

For more information about how to stay safe during your commute, be sure to check out the entire Commuter Safety plan from the Red Cross: http://www.redcross.org/prepare/location/workplace/commuter-safety

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