Our People

Health and Safety

The need for continuous attention to safety is particularly important in our industry, as all forms of mining, especially underground, pose numerous safety hazards. Minimizing the risk of accidents and injuries helps make employees and contractors safe, confident, and more productive on the job.

Ongoing risk assessment is a critical part of our members’ safety management system. Frequent safety inspections and audits are conducted across their mining sites to identify and mitigate potential hazards. In almost all cases, employees must complete an inspection checklist before entering or working in a new area of a mine to verify that safe conditions and controls exist.

Our member companies are committed to protecting the health, safety, and well-being of their employees, contractors, suppliers, and community partners where they operate; indeed, safety is at the heart of everything we do. Our members believe that this safety culture is directly related to operational success and the creation of long-term value.

Opportunities & Talent Development

Our member companies strive to provide both a fair wage to all of their employees, and opportunities for career development through training and mentoring schemes. Indeed, jobs at our member companies silver mines are highly sought after, often providing higher levels of compensation and opportunity than available locally. Our mining and refining members proactively develop their people, creating a robust pipeline of future leaders. They achieve this by implementing training and development programs that provide opportunities for employees to achieve milestones, and to diversify into different roles as their careers progress. This helps companies retain and develop talent and, critically, promote from within.