Safety Insights

The CORESafety Interview with Matt Pedersen-Howard, Vice President of Health & Safety for Peabody Energy

Matt Pedersen-Howard is Vice President of Health & Safety for Peabody Energy. In this role, he is responsible for implementing and integrating the National Mining Association’s CORESafety framework with Peabody’s Safety,  A Way of Life Management System to achieve our vision of operating safe workplaces that are incident free.  Other responsibilities include auditing, standardizing and monitoring best practices, developing an occupational health management system, supporting health and safety risk management, reporting and root cause analysis.  Matt has more than 15 years of experience developing safety strategies and implementing health and global mining safety programs for companies, including ArcelorMittal and Rio Tinto.  Matt holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in materials engineering from the University of Wales Swansea and a Master of Science in engineering design from Loughborough University.  He is a Certified Safety Professional and an active member of the National Mining Association CORESafety team.

Read the interview here or listen to the audio here.