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We strive to protect the health and safety of our people through identifying risk and taking appropriate action to eliminate workplace fatalities and minimise injuries and illnesses. Iluka’s philosophy on safety is clear - create a culture that recognises that all members of the workforce are leaders in promoting a safe working environment.

The health and wellbeing of our people is equally important and we seek to identify and manage occupational exposure risks, minimise occurrences of occupational illness and injury, and promote healthy lifestyles.
Our approach is supported by our Health, Safety, Environment and Community (HSEC) Management System, which contains Iluka Group standards to help us manage our health and safety risks. These define the minimum performance requirements across the business to ensure consistency of approach.
Iluka’s reports on its health and safety performance in the company's annual Sustainability Report.

To ensure the continued safety of our people, contractors, suppliers and the communities where we operate, we:

  • empower all our people to actively contribute to making their workplace safe and intervene when they observe an activity that is unsafe;
  • identify, assess and control fatality risks;
  • set performance targets;
  • invest in our leadership training; and
  • prequalify our contractors to ensure they are selected, engaged and managed to meet Iluka’s performance requirements.

For information on our safety initiatives and total recordable injury frequency rate (TRIFR), please refer to our Sustainability Report within the Annual Reporting Suite.

Iluka undertakes occupational exposure monitoring and health surveillance across the business to assess potential exposure to identified contaminants, assess the effectiveness of risk mitigation strategies and proactively identify any potential adverse health outcomes.

Monitoring programmes are based on qualitative and quantitative risk assessments and are guided by our standards and guidelines. Based on our operational risk profile, programs typically focus on monitoring exposure to airborne contaminants including respirable dust, respirable crystalline silica, inhalable dust, noise and radiation. Management plans are developed and implemented at site level for significant occupational hygiene risks and include detail on risk controls, monitoring programs, designated responsibilities, objectives, targets and timeframes.

Many of Iluka's operations are located within or near local communities. We take extra care to manage activities that can potentially effect community health and we seek opportunities to have a positive impact. These range from mitigating impacts such as dust and noise, to helping reduce the occurrence of communicable diseases and to providing local health and wellbeing initiatives.

Iluka also recognises that there is a risk of local community health issues impacting on our workforce that travel internationally. We ensure that these employees are educated on the areas they are travelling to and have the appropriate health information and protection available.

For further information on our community health initiatives, please refer to our annual Sustainability Report.