Newmont’s management team and supervisors are the first line of defense against unsafe behavior and a harmful workplace culture. Keeping our people safe starts with visible, felt leadership and ongoing, constructive dialogue among the workforce.
Newmont’s Safety Leadership Coaching programs are among the many ways that we are embedding high standards of safe conduct into employee behaviors, and Daniel Morrell plays an important role in that effort at our Asia Pacific operations (APAC).
As the Principal Behavioral Safety Advisor for Newmont APAC, Daniel facilitates workshops on site and at regional headquarters to build the skills and knowledge required by our leadership and management. With Daniel’s guidance, supervisors, managers and members of our leadership teams are better equipped with the insight and communication tools to motivate their employees to make healthier and safer choices.
“Each site requires a tailored approach to the programs and personalities involved to get the best result,” said Daniel, adding, “people have different preferences in the way they give and receive information and, ideally, a leader’s message should be structured and presented in a way that appeals to all styles.”
In addition to leading these workshops, Daniel employs his training as a psychologist to engage with stakeholders and participate in team projects with site managers that help to define and refine safety programs such as our Vital Behaviors program, safety interactions and lesson sharing sessions.
To find out more about our ongoing work towards an injury-free workplace, visit our Health and Safety section on our Beyond the Mine sustainability report website.