Nora Buchholz, Safety Manager for Western Energy at The Rosebud Mine, near Colstrip, Montana, is a true Safety Champion. Implementing the Values Based Safety Process at a large surface coal mine has proven to be both incredibly challenging and rewarding for Nora. The mine operates 24-hours a day, with four rotating shifts of employees.
Nora hopes that implementing the VBSP will continue to strengthen the trust between employees and management at the mine, since employee involvement is crucial. Says Nora, “if you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem.”