BASIC CARDIO PULMONARY RESUSCITATION AND USE OF A DEFIBRILLATOR IN AN EMERGENCY

BASIC CARDIO PULMONARY RESUSCITATION AND USE OF A DEFIBRILLATOR IN AN EMERGENCY

The Three Valleys Mining Company adheres to its Occupational Health and Safety Policy by providing its personnel with training in occupational health matters. They have successfully trained and certified 19 workers through an external technical organization in the course of “Basic Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation and Use of a Defibrillator in an Emergency”.

The company is committed to training 100% of its organization by the year 2024, through the knowledge of already accredited workers.

It’s noteworthy that the company has in-site two AED (automated external defibrillator) equipments, which will be placed in the First Aid Room area and in the Control Room of the SX Area.

 

By doing so, MTV (Three Valleys Mining Company) is complying with the requirement defined by the 56th Decree of the Regulations, which obligates all establishments and/or venues to have portable AED equipment as per Law 21.156 of 2020.

 

The course’s purpose is to provide participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to identify a “Sudden Cardio Arrest” and perform basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) maneuvers, along with the correct use of an automatic external defibrillator (AED) in an emergency.

MINERA TRES VALLES CELEBRATES CHILEAN INDEPENDENCE DAY

MINERA TRES VALLES CELEBRATES CHILEAN INDEPENDENCE DAY

On September 12th and 13th, Minera Tres Valles celebrated Chile’s Independence Day at the Quilmenco Plant.

To celebrate the occasion, Human Resources organized an activity where a typical Chilean lunch was enjoyed by the workers of both shifts A and B.


Additionally, the flag was raised while singing the national anthem and the traditional Cueca was danced by guest dancers and the national Cueca champion, Mr. Leandro Gallegos, in honor of the Chilean flag.


SECOND ANNUAL TRAINING DAY FOR MINERA TRES VALLES’ EMERGENCY BRIGADE

SECOND ANNUAL TRAINING DAY FOR MINERA TRES VALLES’ EMERGENCY BRIGADE

On August 1st, 2023, the second annual training day focusing on retraining and applied exercises for the MTV emergency brigade was held.

This activity was carried out by two experts in emergency systems from the third-party company called “CONO-SER, Asesoría y Capacitación”, who twice a year will certify the quality of the training.


It should be noted that 16 brigade members participated in this activity, incorporating four new members, two of which, women. MTV would like to highlight the outstanding participation of those two new brigade members, who always showed great enthusiasm in carrying out the scheduled activities.


Congratulations on joining this important team!


On this occasion, the Conference was divided into three sections:


1.- Theoretical reinstruction and training regarding the emergency control systems.
2.- Retraining on fires control techniques.
3.- Applied fire extinguishing exercises and vehicle extrication of an injured operator.


These exercises allowed us to measure the response times of the brigade members and emergency team in an unforeseen event, evaluate emergency communications and the leadership of crew leaders, as well as their teamwork and collaboration amongst the members.


Finally, various activities will be carried out monthly with internal staff of the Company to reinforce and measure the response capabilities of our brigade members, which through a coordinated and well-directed plan will ensure a successful outcome in the case of emergency.

TRAINING DAY FOR MINERA TRES VALLES´ EMERGENCY BRIGADE

TRAINING DAY FOR MINERA TRES VALLES´  EMERGENCY BRIGADE

In January of this year, Minera Tres Valles’ Emergency Brigade added new members, with a training session being held that allowed 19 professionals from different areas to be certified, appreciating a strong female presence in this select group of brigade members.

 

The training activity was divided into two parts: the first consisted of a theoretical training, where members were trained in primary care for traumatized personnel and how to react when facing an event where the physical safety of onsite workers is at risk, as well as the use of different rescue techniques and firefighting elements. The second part involved a planned fire simulation exercise and the rescue of an injured person from inside a wrecked vehicle. The objectives of these activities focused on the efficiency of response to an event, teamwork, leadership, communication, the use of fire safety equipment, and medical attention issued for the injured.


This endeavor invites us to continue training on a permanent basis, favoring the constant development of brigade members’ potential as well as being increasingly better prepared for possible emergencies at Minera Tres Valles.

MTV OBTAINS MUTUAL’S ´COMPETITIVE COMPANY PROGRAM´ (PEC) CERTIFICATION

MTV OBTAINS MUTUAL’S  ´COMPETITIVE COMPANY PROGRAM´  (PEC) CERTIFICATION

The Competitive Company Program (PEC) is an instrument for Occupational Risk Prevention designed to contribute to productivity and improvement in companies associated with the Mutual, seeking to provide protection for the physical integrity and health of workers as well as give out other resources from the organization.

 

The PEC contains a series of requirements grouped into 10 modules that the company must implement and apply, with the goal to comply with the legal framework and achieve an improvement in risk management.


The audit work to obtain the certification as a PEC company at MTV was led by the SSO team. The process began in May 2022; and finally, on Thursday, December 1, the certification was obtained.


This recognition adds value to the strategic objectives of the Health and Occupational Safety department and recognizes the individual and collective effort of the MTV team.

CHALINGA AGRICULTURAL COMMUNITY VISIT MINERA TRES VALLES

CHALINGA AGRICULTURAL COMMUNITY VISIT MINERA TRES VALLES

On Thursday, November 10, 2022, the board of the Chalinga Agricultural Community visited Minera Tres Valles due to the upcoming renewal of the Easement held with them and to discuss the current state of the Company. The board of directors, led by its president Arturo Godoy, valued, and spoke highly of this activity; since they as an organization will soon have a meeting with their assembly where they will present the current relationship of Minera Tres Valles to the Community.

 

In the activity, Arturo Godoy said: “We needed this visit and together with all the community leaders we are happy to be able to work together and we are glad that every time there is a problem related to the interests of the community and the development of the project, the Company informs us, and we can solve it together through dialogue. That is what I think as well as my colleagues on the board”.


The Community’s rental easement covers a total of 188 hectares and must be renewed in 2024. Within the easement, the areas containing the Don Gabriel Pit, Papomono Mine, the mine to plant road are identified, all these areas were visited by the Community to verify the status of the easement.

MINERA TRES VALLES CELEBRATES CHILEAN INDEPENDENCE DAY WITH WORKERS

MINERA TRES VALLES CELEBRATES CHILEAN INDEPENDENCE DAY WITH WORKERS

Together with workers and local authorities, Minera Tres Valles celebrated the 222nd anniversary of the national independence of the Republic of Chile.

 

In an austere event, but with a lot of patriotism, our company commemorated the national holidays together with three marching bands from Salamanca, Chilean folk songs, and the national dance, the Cueca.


The marching bands from the San Sebastián, Corazón de Jesús and San Francisco de Asís schools were present with approximately 100 students. The children participated by playing with their bands to commemorate the national holidays in spirit at our offices located in Quilmenco.


Authorities from the Army, Police Officers, and the Chilean FBI, together with representatives from the local municipalities, accompanied us in this emotional act, where workers who completed 10 years working at Minera Tres Valles were also recognized.


Along with local folk artists from Manquehua, we were accompanied by Misaldo Astudillo, director of the Manquehua School, who delighted us with his tunes.


The Cueca dance to the flag was performed by the shift manager of the SOMACOR security company, and the winner of the national Cueca contest, Leandro Gallegos.

MINING MINISTER MARCELA HERNANDO AND VICE PRESIDENT JAIME PÉREZ DE ARCE WITH COMERCIAL MANAGER IVAN FORTÍN FROM THE NATIONAL MINING COMPANY (ENAMI) VISIT MINERA TRES VALLES

MINING MINISTER MARCELA HERNANDO AND VICE PRESIDENT JAIME PÉREZ DE ARCE WITH COMERCIAL MANAGER IVAN FORTÍN FROM THE NATIONAL MINING COMPANY (ENAMI) VISIT MINERA TRES VALLES

On Friday, August 5, the Mining Minister, the Mining Seremi and the Presidential Delegate, along with ENAMI upper management, visited Minera Tres Valles’ site in Quilmenco, Salamanca.

 

On Friday, August 5, the Mining Minister, the Mining Seremi and the Presidential Delegate, along with ENAMI upper management, visited Minera Tres Valles’ site in Quilmenco, Salamanca.


Expressing her concern about the standstill of operations, the Mining Minister took a tour of Minera Tres Valles’ facilities, where the financial situation of the Company has forced the idling of its Plant’s purchasing power, which received about 25,000 tons of high-grade ore from third parties per month, mainly from the Choapa province but arriving from as far as the Metropolitan region.


During her tour, the Minister participated in the provincial mining roundtable discussions with members of Parliament from the Coquimbo region and the Mayors of Illapel and Salamanca.


In this opportunity, the miners from the province expressed their main concerns to the Minister and ENAMI executives, the most important being the detention of the Minera Tres Valles’ Plant purchasing power, which received about 80% of the copper ore in the province.


It is important to point out that Minera Tres Valles offers quite beneficial purchase conditions for third parties who sell their ore to the Company, highlighting among these the payment of ore with total copper grades starting from 0.5% CuT as well as the purchase of mixed ore, where oxide minerals are mixed with secondary sulfides (mainly chalcocite)

MINERA TRES VALLES COVID-19 VACCINATION PROGRAM REACHES 75% OF TOTAL WORKFORCE

MINERA TRES VALLES  COVID-19 VACCINATION PROGRAM REACHES 75% OF TOTAL WORKFORCE

 

Since the beginning of the pandemic, Minera Tres Valles’ main objectives have been to protect the health of its direct employees and contractors (together, the “workers”) while also aiming to ensure operational continuity of the Company.


In order to achieve this, starting on March 31, 2021, there have been numerous occasions where vaccinations have been carried out on site, which to date total 458 workers who have received both doses of the Covid-19 vaccination, or 75% of the total workforce.

“This activity has been well received by our team. We all know that prevention and self-care are the keys to ensuring our health and that of our family. For this reason, at Minera Tres Valles, we have implemented different campaigns that highlight the incentives of getting vaccinated and taking the necessary protocols to stay healthy”, stated Luis Vega, CEO de Minera Tres Valles.


This internal vaccination program has been carried out in conjunction with the Ministry of Mining, Ministry of Health and the Regional Mining Secretary of Coquimbo, entities that have collaborated to facilitate these projects and accelerate the rates of vaccination in the region.


“We are targeting 100% vaccination of our workers with both doses, which we hope to achieve very soon; we will continue working tirelessly toward this goal”, Luis Vega added.

MINERA TRES VALLES INVITES NEIGHBORS TO WITNESS PROTOCOLS

 

MINERA TRES VALLES INVITES NEIGHBORS TO WITNESS PROTOCOLS

 
 Minera Tres Valles invites neighbors from the surrounding communities to come and verify that the protocols being used for blasting and dust emissions are valid and correctly performed.

On Tuesday, May 4th, Minera Tres Valles received visitors from the nearby communities to show an in-situ controlled blasting event, teaching the protocols required by the regulatory authorities to the community representatives and demonstrating correct compliance with current regulations by being totally transparent with our everyday operations.


The event took place in an environment of mutual respect and concern from both parties. Along with the Sustainability Manager and other managers from MTV, the following representatives were present: Viviana Varas, president of the Manquehua Community; Iris Astudillo, president of the El Señor de la Tierra Community; Fredy Rivera, president of the El Tebal community; and Wenceslao Layana, president of the Chalinga Agricultural Community.


They were able to confirm the following points:

  • Minera Tres Valles complies with the required protocols to perform blasts and it complies with the procedures necessary for lowering dust emissions, measuring these via established monitoring stations that record MP10 emissions and vibration levels. The Company has not surpassed regulatory limits in any of its recordings measured in past months.
  • There are 15 other mining operations in the Chalinga area, with no association to MTV.
  • MTV is committed to maintaining the current measures used for controlling the dust that is released from the Don Gabriel Mine and Manquehua road. These environmental actions were demonstrated, and the community representatives were satisfied with the results obtained.
  • It was agreed to keep the table open, continuing constructive, transparent and collaborative dialogue between the communities and MTV. This communication will be direct and immediate through WhatsApp groups, where items of common interest, such as the blasting schedule, will be previously notified.
  • The next activity that will be discussed with this panel will be the scheduling of the community inspection of MTV’s MP10 monitoring station, with a third-party specialist who will explain how the emissions are recorded. Likewise, an onsite inspection of the shock (vibrational) monitoring station will be performed by an expert, in order to verify and learn about the operational methodology used at this station.

Sergio Molina, Mining Manager at MTV, stressed that, “it is thanks to these opportunities to discuss and participate with the leaders of surrounding communities that give MTV the tools to understand and respond to the questions from our neighbors; this promotes a greater closeness with the Company, receiving reliable information from the source”

 

Minera Tres Valles is a medium-sized copper cathode producer, located in the town of Salamanca in the Choapa Province. It is 70% owned by the Canadian company, SRHI Inc., and 30% owned by the Chilean group, Vecchiola S.A.

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Viviana Varas, President of the Manquehua Community, and Wenceslao Layala, President of the Chalinga Agricultural Community, share their observations during the tour

Miguel Fuentealba, Mine Plan Supervisor at MTV, explains the mine developing process to Iris Astudillo, President of the El Señor de la Tierra Community