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Goldcorp carries out a range of medical examinations to identify health risks in the workplace. The occupational health of workers is regularly monitored through epidemiological monitoring, biological environment monitoring and various medical examinations, as well as blood and alcohol/drug testing.
No serious diseases were reported in 2011.
Although no specific corporate programs exist, several Goldcorp mines have proactive programs in place, covering drug and alcohol awareness, HIV/AIDS awareness, smoking cessation and diabetes awareness.
In general, mines carry out specific occupational health activities depending on their mining exposure and demographics. Programs include health sampling and surveys for hazards such as chemical exposures, dust and noise; respiratory protection; hearing protection; mercury/lead monitoring, including annual mercury physicals and biological surveillance of mercury and blood lead; ergonomic surveys; hearing tests; pulmonary function tests; chest x-rays and physical exams for mine rescue.
The Company also coordinates health programs with local community and government organizations to provide basic medical services in communities surrounding their operations.
Several mines have continued to focus on wellness programs for employees and their family members.
- Los Filos, Red Lake, Marlin and Porcupine held events to promote health and wellness in the surrounding communities.
Learn more about our community programs by clicking on the links to the left under “Stories”.