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Managing fatigue in Nevada

The Clockwork Research fatigue auditing team has completed a 2-week project in Nevada USA, where they conducted a fatigue risk site assessment at the Carlin gold mining operation in Elko county.

Dr Paul Jackson and Dr Katharina Lederle were invited to undertake the assessment by Newmont North America Region, part of the Newmont Mining Company. The assessment, which took place at the Carlin site – where Newmont has been mining gold since 1965, involved conducting interviews with management, supervisors and equipment operators working in the surface mine areas of the operation, and the development of a fatigue action plan for the site management to implement.

A key feature of the work was the assessment of the site’s compliance against the Newmont Standard on Fatigue Risk Management.

The project is part of a major fatigue management initiative by the Denver, Colorado-based mining company. Clockwork Research has already completed similar assessments at four Newmont operations in Australia, as well as sites in Ghana, Indonesia, New Zealand and Peru.