Injury and Illness Performance Metrics
Our vision of making Goldcorp Safe Enough For Our Families is well understood by our employees, and we continue to advance safety performance across all regions of our operations and projects. At the end of 2017, we demonstrated improvement in our safety performance as measured by the frequency of reportable incidents. The All Injury Frequency Rate (AIFR) improved by 37% and the Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate (LTIFR) improved by 17%.
We have spent years investing in improving the safety culture across the company, strengthening the systems that drive safety performance and focusing on the highest risk activities at all of our operations. As a result, we have had an outstanding year with respect to Safety and Health. Leadership programs such as StepUP and StepIN that further evolved in 2017 have helped our workers feel empowered to speak up for safety and given them the required tools for challenging and engaging one another. In 2016, we put particular emphasis on improving our Ground Control Management Plans (GCMPs) across the company, not only from a geotechnical perspective, but also from an operational perspective. As a result, the number of ground stability related PFOs at Goldcorp decreased by 71% in 2017. By focusing on fatal risks, empowering and engaging our workforce and identifying and strengthening gaps in our safety systems, we had the best safety performance in the history of the company in 2017.