The mining industry is changing its collective mindset to keep employees healthy and safe.
THERE IS NO QUESTION that compliance with health and safety regulations is a critical component of suc cessful mining operations. Nevertheless, because these regulations are externally imposed, there is a tendency for health and safety to be viewed as an ancillary function to the primary activities of mining organizations. This externally focused approach to health and safety has the potential to adopt a “compliance mindset.”
An alternative to the compliance mindset is the “commitment mindset,” which is an internal, integrated and holistic approach to health and safety. A commitment mindset requires serious and sustained engagement from an organization’s executive leadership team, employees and other stakeholders. It empowers the entire organization to be involved in the continual improvement of health and safety practices and gives permission to challenge the status quo. Conforming people try to do it right; committed people try to do the right thing.
Since energy is a commodity and a need, more choices are better for all parties in the industry.
IF “GREED” WAS THE BUZZWORD 20 YEARS AGO, one could argue that today it is “choice.” In choice, there is power.
When our founder, Jerry Dyess, had the vision for Choose Energy, his goal was to demystify the utilities business for the average consumer. Quite simply, energy is a commodity and a need. And, the more choices, the better it is for everyone involved.
Traditional retail companies have long thrived by providing consumers with options. The proliferation of online marketplaces has given consumers the ability to make smart choices and save money on everything from car insurance to healthcare. However, until recently, consumers didn’t have a choice when it came to energy – one of the few things that they literally can’t live without. In states where energy deregulation is becoming more and more prevalent as it has in other countries, many of the consumers in these states either do not know that they have options, and if they are aware, they likely do not know what or how to choose. That is where the power of the energy marketplace comes in.