Our Health & Safety

Our Health & Safety

Our Health & Safety

HomeSafe is more than a safety program, it’s a call to action meant to focus all of our employees on our ultimate goal of zero harm.  It reminds us that our friends and family need us and depend on us to come home safely. They are our reason to get HomeSafe.​

Emergency Preparedness and Response

Vale, in partnership with the City of Greater Sudbury has comprehensive procedures and plans in place to respond to emergencies that may affect community safety. 


HOW to ACT in a Hazardous Materials Release Emergency

How to ACT in a Hazardous Material Release Emergency video screenshot

​In the unlikely event of a potentially hazardous material release which may affect nearby communities Vale activates a comprehensive emergency plan. If you hear the emergency signal: a 15-second air horn blast followed by 5 seconds of silence, be sure to ACT ​accordingly: 

  • Always go indoors
  • Close all doors and windows
  • Turn off furnaces, air conditioners and other air intakes 

Do not use the telephone unless you require immediate emergency assistance. Stay tuned to your radio or television for information updates and remain inside until an “all clear” message is broadcast and the air horn is stopped

Vale tests its emergency warning system, including its air horn, every Monday at 1:30 pm to enhance system maintenance requirements. I f you hear the horn on Mondays at 1:30 pm, please remember it is simply a regular test of our emergency system.

For quick reference, download the ACT poster below. Spread the word by hanging it in your school, place of work, at home.

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