Engineering health and safety manager receives NSC Diversity in Safety Scholarship

Published: October 13, 2022

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“Safety should be a mindset.”

Emmanuel Winful has carried this belief since growing up in a Ghana gold mining town and it has shaped the way he practices safety.

“Within the U.S., there are standards in place to promote and enforce mining safety, but even so mining in the U.S. is among one of the high-risk environments to work, so just imagine how dangerous underground mines can be in developing countries like Ghana where there are not established standards,” said Winful, whose family worked in the industry. “I grew up wanting to become a doctor so I could treat people when they were injured in mining accidents.”

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Submitted by: Joe McAdory