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SAFE DISCOVERY November 2010 SHEC Report Anglo American Exploration


SHEC FUNCTION COMMENT Our Leading Activity chart is beginning to show high frequency of interactions with our Break 4 Safety tool. This is a very positive trend that should continue to grow. Most (if not all) of our incident immediate causes are related to inadequate risk management (hazard identification, risk assessment and definition and implementation of effective control measures). Embedding simple risk management processes (Break 4 Safety and Job Safety Analysis) in every activity (routine and non routine) will help build strong and solid barriers to unwanted events. But it takes time, dedication and a lot of effort to do so; it is under our ability to achieve such goal. You will notice that we have modified our Safety Incident Triangle (classification); we have taken out 1 “Permanent Disability” case and relocated it into the Lost Time Incident box; we have done this to comply with the recently release definition of “Permanent Disability” in Anglo American plc.

Holiday Season and New Year Safety Awareness This time of the year is probably the most challenging one for all of us as Safety Leaders. As we all end the year and prepare ourselves to start the new one, inevitably our minds and hearts (and those of our team members) shift focus: holidays, celebrations, family and friends. But the reality (statistics across all industry sectors) shows that it is in fact a very high risk season. The highest during the year. Make sure your teams, colleagues, friends and family remain alert! Remember: Anglo American wants you to be safe always – inside and outside your workplace. Take Safety to Your Holiday Season... Hazards Don’t Break!!!!!

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INCIDENTS (see after table for legend and how to access full level 1 alerts) Country

Description

Indonesia

Date of Incident

Classification Activity

Task or area Category

Relevant AFRS Standard

Level 1 Alert

During the Saturday morning toolbox meeting the camp supervisor shared 20-Nov-10 an email message from the Support Services Manager dealing with questions on work contracts and future work in 2011. This resulted in a volatile situation in the camp, with angry workers refusing to work until the issue was resolved. The following day a message from the Exploration Manager with assurances that employment contracts would be reviewed and would comply with labour regulations and that the regional exploration programme would continue. The workers returned to work and the situation is back to normal.

Complaint level 1

Field camps

Community relations

Labour relations

ID-023-10_HPI_ Labour dispute leads to work stoppage

Chile

During night shift drilling contractor personnel were placing the HQ inner 15-Nov-10 tube with sample on the tube holder (chute) to unscrew its head. Due to water and additives making the tube slippery, one of the assistants lost his grip on the tube and his right ring finger became trapped between the inner tube and the chute.

MTC

Drilling

manual handling

Manual handling

CL-056-10_Ring finger caught between inner tube and tube holder

Chile

An electrician was installing a medium voltage electrical cable extension at 30-Oct-10 the right side of the tunnel boring machine (TBM) back-up between wagons 5 and 6 when he slipped and hit his right knee against the metal structure, bruising it.

FAC

Tunnel development

manual handling

Slips and Falls

CL-054-10_Knee hit against metallic support

Chile

19-Nov-10 While drilling manually with a stopper machine to insert reinforcing bolts, the mining master installed the drilling bar, locked the bar and asked the assistant to provide compressed air. The inflow of compressed air caused the plunger of the drill to lift and crushed his finger between the bar and the drill.

FAC

Tunnel development

manual handling

Materials under pressure

CL-05710_Bruised left thumb

Peru

While walking to check the infinite potential cable in a rugged area, a contractor stepped over a loose rock, partially losing their balance. To avoid falling they shifted all their weight to the right knee. Although not painful at the time, it became painful at the end of the day and the next day. The incident was only reported the next day,

19-Nov-10

FAC

Geophysics

traversing

Physically challenging environment

PE-043-10_Loss of balance in rough terrain

Peru

An employee woke up in the morning with minor pain in his right thigh, noticed a small area that was red and swollen and decided that it was a minor discomfort. He worked all day and on the next morning the swelling was redder and painful. It was diagnosed as an insect bite.

20-Nov-10

FAC

Field camps

General activities

Fauna and Flora

PE-044-10_ Insect bite

Peru

While descending a steep slope a contractor stepped on a loose rock, which 23-Nov-10 caused him to slip and stretch the back of his right knee.

FAC

Field work

traversing

Slips and Falls

PE-047-10_Slip of John Juarez

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Country

Description

Date of Incident

Classification Activity

Task or area Category

Relevant AFRS Standard

Indonesia

A helicopter en route to the field camp stopped at the staging camp to pick up two passengers. As a community member had put branches on the old helipad, the pilot was instructed to land on the new concrete helipad. The flight plan was also re-arranged to prioritize delivery of supplies to a local village near the field camp and pick up the village chief/landowner and another landowner to settle the dispute that led to the obstruction of the helipad. On arrival the chief’s sister, who was involved in an earlier threat at the camp, approached with her machete, shouting at the other landowner. The village chief held his sister and pacified her until she calmed down and he could take away the machete.

1-Nov-10

Complaint level 1

Field camps

Community relations

South Africa

After a farmer refused access to peg lines for geophysical surveys it was noticed at the nearest road the boundary with this farm was an electric fence. The decision was made to terminate the lines at the electric fence. The maps and GPS points were not corrected. As the electrified fence stopped before the area of concern, and the boundary at that point was a small wire fence, the field crew inadvertently crossed the boundary and pegged on the land to which access had been refused. The farmer complained and all pegs were removed and tracks rehabilitated.

25-Nov-10

Complaint level 1

Field Work

Line pegging Land Access

NAM-00310_Unauthorised access

Brazil

An intense storm with heavy winds and rain hit the tented camp in the evening. The camp accomodation, antenna and electricity supply were damaged by fallen trees and branches. Light objects were blown around. Many trees fell onto the road and field teams returning to camp left their vehicles at obstructions in the road and continued on foot.

22-Oct-10

Property damage

Field camps

infrastructure Weather

BR-047-10_ Severe storm

Brazil

The drilling team were changing shifts during the night with a trainee 27-Oct-10 employee driving. While driving through a herd of cattle at low speed and with dimmed headlights, he was forced to stop to allow the animals to move out of the way. One of the animals on the side of the road collided with the vehicle, denting the right front door.

Property damage

light vehicle driving transportation

Fauna and Flora

Brazil

Two vehicles belonging to the drill contractor were being driven along the 23-Oct-10 main road to their camp. At the last curve before the entrance the pickup at the rear tried to overtake the front vehicle. The driver of the front vehicle, unaware of the overtaking pickup, drifted to the left. At the same time the pickup hit a hole in the road, lost control briefly and moved towards the right. The pickup collided side-on with the left side of the other vehicle and then also its back.

Property damage

light vehicle driving transportation

Transportation Light Vehicles

BR-04910_contractor vehicles collide

Brazil

The wiring on an electricity post in the centre of the camp courtyard short circuited and caught fire due to a power surge. The generator was immediately switched off. The electrician found that friction during strong winds had resulted in weathering of the cables.

2-Nov-10

Property damage

Field camps

electrical system

Electricity

BR-050-10_ Short circuit

Brazil

Routine RC drilling was being carried using a Chicago air compressor. The air hose burst at a connection. The rig and compressor were switched off immediately and no injuries occurred.

2-Nov-10

Property damage

Drilling

drilling

Materials under pressure

BR-051-10_ Burst air hose

Land Access

Level 1 Alert

ID-02110_obstruction of helipad by community member

Light Vehicles

BR-04810_Vehicle door dented by bull

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Country

Description

Date of Incident

Classification Activity

Task or area Category

Brazil

A power surge in the bain-marie (heating unit to keeping food warm) socket 10-Nov-10 adaptor caused a small fire and short circuit. The power supply to the dining area was switched off and a fire extinguisher used to put out the fire. The electrician substituted the 10 amp adaptor with a 20 amp adaptor.

Chile

A planned rock breaking test using a non-explosive “plasma” system was being conducted in the tunnel. About 100 metres on either side of the test area had been cleared of personnel. As a result of the plasma reaction flames and rocks were projected towards the box on the opposite side of the tunnel, causing the conveyor belt to stop.

Finland

Service truck hydraulics failure.- awaiting details

Indonesia

Property damage

Field camps

food preparation

Electricity

5-Nov-10

Property damage

Tunnel development

General tunnel work

Fire / Explosion

30-Nov-10

Property damage

Other Maintenance/ transportation Inspection

10 boxes of malaria prophylaxis (malarone tablets) were ordered from ISOS 3-Nov-10 for field employees. To save costs, the tablets were shipped to a JV partner, who had placed a similar order, and an employee in Jakarta was due to pick them up when he had a meeting at their offices. No package was waiting for him and it turned out that the tablets had already been issued to the JV partner’s field staff at another site. The JV partner agreed to replace the tablets.

Property damage

Field camps

Peru

While driving a light truck from the Toyota service centre to the warehouse 13-Nov-10 the driver noticed a fine crack in the windshield, and then noticed a tiny chip, probably from a rock. The damage had not been noticed during the service.

Property damage

light vehicle Maintenance/ Falling transportation Inspection objects & other gravity related incidents

Peru

While doing geological mapping the team ducked under a tree. When the geologist bent over the GPS in his vest pocket fell to the ground and the screen hit a rock. Despite the broken glass the GPS still works.

22-Nov-10

Property damage

Field Work

Mapping

Falling objects & other gravity related incidents

PE-04610_Broken GPS Screen

Peru

At the beginning of the day a contract geophysical technician tested the 24-Nov-10 continuity of the cable from the generator to the geophysical survey line and it was working. Half an hour later, prior to transmitting current for the first readings of the day, he noticed that the continuity had been interrupted. The cable had been sliced by a rock, presumably when a pedestrian from the local community crossed the cable.

Property damage

Geophysics

IP survey

Slips and Falls

PE-048-10_ Broken Cable

South Africa

A hailstorm started while employees were driving from the sample shed to their accomodations. Fortunately they were only 200m from their destination and although the vehcile roof and bonnet were dented by large hailstones, the damage was minimal compared to the extensive destruction that occurred at other properties in the area.

Property damage

light vehicle driving transportation

Weather

ZA-010-10_Hail storm

6-Nov-10

Logistics

Relevant AFRS Standard

Level 1 Alert

BR-055-10_ Short circuit in bain marie Hazardous CL-055-10_ Materials Plasma Test Management

Surface Mobile Equipment Endemic Disease

ID-022-10_Loss of malaria prophylaxis

Light Vehicles

PE-04210_Damaged windshield

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Country

Description

Date of Incident

Classification Activity

Task or area Category

Peru

At the beginning of the day a contract geophysical technician tested his equipment and discovered that the 2.5km long cable to the infinite electrode was broken. On searching for the failure it was discovered that about 150 metres of the cable had been stolen overnight.

21-Nov-10

Security Incident

Geophysics

IP survey

Brazil

A project vehicle was travelling between two cities on a paved road at about 13-Nov-10 80km/h. As it was approaching a curve in the road a third party pickup tried to overtake it and at the same time an armoured security vehicle approached from the opposite direction. The Exploration driver pulled over to the right and reduced speed to enable the pickup to move to the right and avoid a collision. The pickup braked suddenly, locking its wheels, and returned to the correct side of the road, next to the company vehicle, abruptly.

Near miss

Brazil

A worker who uses crutches due to a mobility disability fell in the dining room when his crutches slipped on a soft drink spill on the floor.

10-Nov-10

Brazil

A compressor had been transported to the site on an articulated truck and the tyres had been let down to minimise the risk of rolling. The compressor was hooked to a bulldozer to unload it. During the descent the wheels moved sideways to the edge of the truck bed, almost causing the compressor to fall off the truck. The compressor was repositioned with a shovel and removed safety.

Colombia

A safety review team was driving to the city from a field camp when they were forced to turn back to the camp due to an inaccessible river crossing. Torrential rains had flooded the local river, causing debris to block the river crossing on the main access road. The next day the camp maintenance team and community members cleared the way for travel.

Peru

Relevant AFRS Standard

Level 1 Alert

Security

PE-045-10_ Stolen cable

light vehicle driving transportation

Transportation Light Vehicles

BR-05310_Collision avoidance

Near miss

Field camps

Slips and Falls

BR-054-10_Slip and fall in dining area

7-Oct-10

Unsafe act

Other Loading / transportation Unloading

Falling objects & other gravity related incidents

Surface Mobile Equipment

BR-05210_Offloading compressor

21-Oct-10

Unsafe condition

light vehicle driving transportation

Weather / Water

Light Vehicles

CO-009-10_ River crossing blocked by avalanche

While eating lunch, staff commented that the meat (guinea pig meat) tasted 24-Nov-10 stale

Unsafe condition

Field camps

Biological contamination

Incidents reported (level 1 alert) after the end of November will be included in the December report. Level 1 alerts are loaded onto the TeamSpade as soon as the English versions are finalised.

LTI = Lost time injury

Directions for accessing full incident alerts:

FAC = First aid case

All level 1 alerts are loaded onto the new Geosciences and Exploration SHEC Management System TeamSpace under: Geosciences and Exploration Reports / Incident Alerts / 2010 / �Country� and can be downloaded from the TeamSpace. If you are unable to download an alert, please contact your SHE Coordinator or Karen Geerthsen on kgeerthsen@angloamerican.ca or +1-604-684 1454.

Lost days due to LTI or RWC are calculated in calendar days

Walking

food preparation

PE-049-10_Meat stale

MTC = Medical treatment case

Please refer to Enablon for detailed definitions.

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Legend Country Column

   

  Africa Asia Pacific Region

     

Classification Column

   

  Fatality

 

Level 1 Health Incident

 

LTI (Lost time injury)

 

Environmental level 3 Incident

 

RWC (Restricted Work Case)

 

Environmental level 2 incident

 

MTC (Medical treatment case)

 

Environmental level 1 incident

 

FAC (First aid case)

 

Environmental non-conformance

 

Property Damage

 

Complaint Level 3

 

Near Hit

 

Complaint Level 2

 

Unsafe Act or Condition

 

Complaint Level 1

 

Level 4 Health Incident

 

Security related incident

 

Level 3 Health Incident

 

Community incident

 

 

South America Region

   

 

North America Europe Region

   

 

 

   

Whole Line

   

 

High Potential Incident

   

 

Permanent disability

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

Level 2 Health Incident

Community Relations or Reputation Damage

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SAFETY INCIDENTS IN NOVEMBER 2010 AND YEAR TO DATE Fatalities November 2010 Actual

Year to Date (2009 Totals)

0

0 (0) 2010 YTD

0 (0)

367 employees 406 contractors 1,654,769 hours worked

2 (4)

2009

0 (2)

477 employees 504 contractors 1,976,611 hours worked Employee and contractor numbers are averages of the monthly data.

57 (89)

117 (103)

20 (28)

1.015 (4.847)

2.069 (-)

3 (6)

12 (4)

Permanent Disabilities

November 2010

0

Lost Time Injuries

Restricted Work Cases

High potential Incidents

Medical Treatment Cases

First Aid Cases

Property Damage Incidents

Near Misses

Unsafe Acts

Unsafe Conditions

332 employees 469 contractors 148,960 hours worked

0

Employee and contractor numbers not reported for Canada, Finland and Indonesia.

0

0

1

5

13

2

69

140

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HEALTH INCIDENTS IN NOVEMBER 2010 AND YEAR TO DATE Level 4 Medical Incident November 2010 Actual

Year to Date (2009 Totals)

0 (0) 18 persons affected in single incident

0 (12)

0 (0)

1 (6)

2 (0)

1 (-)

0 (0)

16 (-)

11 (-)

L4

0

Level 3 Medical Incident

High potential Incident

Level 2 Medical Incidents Level 1 Medical Incidents

Property Damage

Near Misses

Unsafe Exposures

Unsafe Hygiene Levels

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

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ENVIRONMENT AND SOCIAL INCIDENTS IN NOVEMBER 2010 AND YEAR TO DATE Enviromental Level 3 Complaint Level 3 November 2010 Actual

Year to Date (2009 Totals)

0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (12) 0 (0) 0 (-) 1 (-) 16 (37) 8 (3) 0 (-) 0 (-) 0 (-) 0 (1) 0 (-) 0 (-) 9 (-) 0 (-) 21 (-) 0 (-)

L4

0 0

E Level 2 Complaint Level 2

0 0

High potential Incidents

Enviromental Level 1 Complaint Level 1 Enviromental Non-conformances Social Non-conformances

Property Damage Incidents

Near Misses

Potentially Damaging Acts

Potentially Damaging Conditions

0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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INCIDENT FREQUENCY RATES 2010

Incident Frequency Rates 2010 60.00 50.00 40.00 IFR 2010 IFR 2009

30.00

2009 Average 20.00 10.00

December

November

October

September

August

July

June

May

April

March

February

January

0

All incidents are recorded in the month in which they occurred. Thus incidents that occurred in November, but are not yet included in this report, will be added to November in this graph in the December report.

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INCIDENTS – RELEVANT AFRS STANDARDS

Exploration Incidents - Relevant Afrs Standards

Underground Equipment 15

Underground Ground Control Lifting Operations Working at Heights

10

Isolation Equipment Safeguarding Hazardous Materials Management

5

Surface Mobile Equipment Light Vehicles

December-10

November-10

October-10

September-10

August-10

July-10

June-10

May-10

April-10

March-10

February-10

0 January-10

Number of incidents where standard is relevant

20

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INCIDENTS 2010 YEAR TO DATE – ACTIVITY

Activity YTD 2010

Community Relations Workshops Tunnel Develpment

Business Travel Drilling Construction

Other Transportation Storage Facilities

Australia - 13 Brazil - 16 Canada - 1 Chile - 11 Colombia - 3 DRC - 2 Finland - 1 Indonesia - 3 Peru - 13 South Africa - 4

Sample Preparation Office Work

Australia - 3 Brazil - 10 Canada - 5 Chile - 7 Colombia - 1 Finland - 2 Namibia - 1 Peru - 3 South Africa - 2

Field Camps

Helicopter Support

Light Vehicle Transportation

Field Work Geophysics

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INCIDENTS 2010 YEAR TO DATE - TASK PER ACTIVITY

Field Camps

Light Vehicle Transportation

Waste Management Walking Repair/ Maintenance Inspection General Field Work Line Pegging

Reversing Wheel Changing

Criminal Action

Towing

Manouvering Criminal Action

Parking

Travesing Hand Tools Mapping Auger Sampling

Maintenance/ Inspection

Freight Transport

Driving

Extracting Stuck Vehicle

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INCIDENTS 2010 YEAR TO DATE - TASK PER ACTIVITY

Field Work

Other Transportation

General Field Work

Manouvering

Auger Sampling Mapping

Freight Transport

Hand Tools

Maintenance/ Inspection Traversing

Loading/Unloading

Snowmobiles

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INCIDENTS 2010 YEAR TO DATE - TASK PER ACTIVITY

Tunnel Development

Manual Handling

Storage Facilities

Drilling Equipment Access

Natural Environment

General Tunnel Works

Conveyor Belt Work

Electrical Systems

Walking

Lifting Operations

Manual Handling

Surveying Natural Environment

TBM Maintenance Roof Support & Inspection

Personnel Entry/Exit Rail Transport

Electrical Systems

Criminal Action

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INCIDENTS 2010 YEAR TO DATE – TASK PER ACTIVITY

Drilling

Rig Set Up

Office Work

Drilling

Access Development

Lifting Operations

Hand Tools

Manual Handling

Computer Work

General Office Activities

Waste Management Electrical Systems

Walking Storage

Natural Environment

Mobilisation

Natural Environment

Labour Relations

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SHEC DATA FOR 2010 (Year to date until end of November 2010) SITE

Total hours worked

Average number of workers

High potential incidents

Lost time Days lost injuries (LTI) due to LTI

Medical First aid Property treatment cases (FAC) damage cases (MTC)

Near misses

Medical incidents L1

Level 1 Level 1 environment complaints incidents

L2

South Africa

66.508

47

0

0

0

0

1

5

2

0

0

1

1

Namibia

51.099

74

0

0

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

DRC

34.792

27

0

0

0

0

1

4

1

0

0

0

0

Africa

152.399

147

0

0

0

1

3

9

3

0

0

1

1

Chile

582.058

225

2

2

269

6

17

17

6

0

0

0

0

Colombia

60.807

36

0

0

0

0

1

2

0

0

1

0

0

Peru

74.755

54

0

0

0

0

4

31

0

1

0

2

1

Andes

717.620

314

2

2

269

6

22

50

6

1

1

2

1

Brazil

454.383

190

0

0

0

2

3

32

6

0

0

4

0

Brazil

454.383

190

0

0

0

2

3

32

6

0

0

4

0

Canada

90.596

56

0

0

0

1

18

3

1

1

0

7

0

Finland

37.833

25

0

0

0

0

2

3

0

0

0

0

0

Arctic

128.429

81

0

0

0

1

20

6

1

1

0

7

0

Australia

50.796

29

1

0

0

2

7

15

2

0

0

2

0

Indonesia

129.638

53

1

0

0

0

2

6

1

0

0

0

2

Asia Australia

180.434

82

2

0

0

2

9

21

3

0

0

2

2

18.504

10

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1.651.769

824

4

2

269

12

57

118

19

2

1

16

4

London Office Total

All data are as reported in Anglo American SHE database in Enablon. South Africa data includes Namibia project. In Q3/4 2010. Namibia row reflects data before handover of Gergarup project to Skorpion mine. Fatalities, Restricted work cases, Restricted work days and higher level health, environment and social incidents are not shown as there are none to date. Average number of workers is calculated for 10 months for Indonesia, and for 11 months for the other countries.

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SHEC DATA FOR 2010 (Year to date until end of November 2010) Split by commodity SITE

Total hours worked

Average number of workers

High potential incidents

Lost time Days lost injuries (LTI) due to LTI

Medical First aid Property treatment cases (FAC) damage cases (MTC)

Near misses

Medical incidents L1

Chile

Level 1 Level 1 environment complaints incidents

L2

582.058

225

2

2

269

6

17

17

6

0

0

0

0

Colombia

60.807

36

0

0

0

0

1

2

0

0

1

0

0

Peru

74.755

54

0

0

0

0

4

31

0

1

0

2

1

34.792

27

0

0

0

0

1

4

1

0

0

0

0

Indonesia

DRC

129.638

53

1

0

0

0

2

6

1

0

0

0

2

Copper

882.050

394

3

2

269

6

25

60

8

1

1

2

3

Brazil

454.383

190

0

0

0

2

3

32

6

0

0

4

0

Australia

50.796

29

1

0

0

2

7

15

2

0

0

2

0

Canada

90.596

56

0

0

0

1

18

3

1

1

0

7

0

Finland

37.833

25

0

0

0

0

2

3

0

0

0

0

0

South Africa

66.508

47

0

0

0

0

1

5

2

0

0

1

1

Namibia

51.099

74

0

0

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

751.215

420

1

0

0

6

32

58

11

1

0

14

1

18.504

10

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1.651.769

824

4

2

269

12

57

118

19

2

1

16

4

Nickel and Zinc London Office Total

For each country the dominant commodity explored for during 2010 was selected.

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LEADING INDICATORS: ACTION CLOSE OUT 2010

Action Close Out - 2010 100 90 80 70 60 % Closed out on time

50

% Closed out late

40

Target % Closed out on time

30 20 10 December

November

October

September

August

July

June

May

April

March

February

January

0

This graph is based on monthly data reported in Enablon. The low closure rates are due to a large number of pending actions from previous months.

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LEADING INDICATORS: PERFORMANCE TO DATE 2010

Leading Indicators - Anglo Exploration 1.400 1.200 Number of leading indicators

Community meetings SHEC meetings

1.000

Toolbox meetings JSA/Break 4 safety

800

Audits Training sessions

600

VFL Unsafe Conditions

400

Unsafe Acts Positive observations

December

November

October

September

August

July

June

May

April

March

February

0

January

200

Leading indicators as reported in Enablon.

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