If you notice that local mining headframes and buildings are lit up in green this week, there's a very important reason.
This week (May 7-13) is the Canadian Mental Health Association's Mental Health Week.
Vale, the United Steelworkers (USW) and Local 105 of the Canadian Guards Association, which represents protective services workers at Vale in Sudbury, will be lighting up headframes at Vale’s Copper Cliff South and Stobie Mines, the east side of Clarabelle Mill, the Water Treatment Plant and its Engineering Building in green throughout the week.
“Mental health is just as important as physical health in order for our employees to work as safely as possible,” said Keith Hanson, Occupational Health and Disability Management Lead for Vale’s Canadian Operations, in a press release.
“We are committed to prevention, promotion and health recovery programs along with supporting community services in order to maximize the mental health of our employees and their families.”
Shining green for mental health is just one of the many ways that Vale, United Steelworkers and the Canadian Guards Association are showing that they are working together in an effort to promote mental health awareness in the operations and making mental health a priority for employees, the press release said.