At Patriot, we believe it is our responsibility to maintain a safe work environment and to be a good corporate citizen in the communities in which we operate.
Safety is our highest operational priority and the cornerstone of our relationship with all of our employees. Our goal is to work toward zero accidents every shift of every day. Maintaining a safe work environment is part of our culture.
An important component of our safety program is maintaining first-class mine rescue teams. In October 2011, Patriot's five mine rescue teams competed in the National Mine Rescue Contest. In total, more than 100 teams competed in this national event sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.
Patriot’s Magnum team won first place in the National Combination event, which evaluates the overall proficiency of teams in both mine rescue and first aid competitions. Our Highland team won third place in the same event. The Magnum team also won first place in the Day 2 Mine Rescue competition. In the National Bio 240S Apparatus event, members of our Bluegrass team won first and second place, with the Highland team coming in third. In total, Patriot's teams received 14 top-three awards, including nine first-place awards.
To see a detailed listing of Patriot’s safety recognition, click here.
Patriot is committed to minimizing mining’s impact on the environment and restoring land to benefit neighboring communities for future generations.
Incorporating appropriate reforestation and providing habitats for a variety of wildlife are essential to the development of reclamation projects that will provide long-lasting benefit to our communities.
To see a detailed listing of awards Patriot has received for environmental stewardship, click here.