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Usibelli Coal Mine Receives NMA’s CORESafety® Certification

The National Mining Association (NMA) has recognized Usibelli Coal Mine (UCM) for receiving CORESafety® certification.

CORESafety’s approach to safety and health emphasizes accident prevention and uses a risk-based management system anchored in leadership, management and assurance.

Its 0:50:5 objective is intended to help companies achieve zero fatalities and a 50 percent reduction in injuries within five years of implementation.

Usibelli joins 10 other companies whose operations have been independently certified under NMA’s signature safety initiative.

CORESafety isn’t a program that expires, it’s a system that has become part of our culture,” said UCM president and CEO, Joe Usibelli Jr. “Recently, we set an all-time high safety record of 1085 days without a lost time incident – and that is because CORESafety is a part of our fabric.”

Usibelli Coal Mine was founded in 1943 by Emil Usibelli and is located near the town of Healy, Alaska. It currently has a workforce of 98 employees and operates year-round. Mine production has grown from 10,000 tons in 1943 to approximately 1-million tons of coal per year.

To read NMA’s press release, click here.

For more information on the CORESafety program, visit

To view a complete list of participating companies, click here.

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