Mosaic’s Emergency Response Teams (ERT) are prepared and ready — and they proved it once again!

Four Florida-based ERTs recently tackled their next great challenge – the Florida Mine Safety Competition in Tallahassee. Teams from Mosaic’s New Wales, Bartow, Four Corners and Wingate facilities successfully competed at the February 27 – March 2, 2023 event.

The Results

Mosaic’s teams came away with excellent results from the competition, bringing home several awards. The Wingate, New Wales and Four Corners teams dominated the blind knot tying event – taking first, second and third place respectively. Wingate also placed third in the very competitive first aid competition, and first overall in the Florida in-state category.

“We couldn’t be prouder of our ERT members for their performance at this competition,” said Holland Thompson, Director, Health & Safety – North America. “Competitions like these give our ERTs a fantastic opportunity to showcase their abilities in a friendly yet competitive setting and to represent Mosaic with pride. We also came away with ideas and action plans that will help us continue to improve.”

Mosaic Emergency Response Team members placed first, second and third place in the blind knot tying event at the Florida Mine Safety Competition. L-R: (1st) Mike Ransom – Wingate, (2nd) Mike McBride – New Wales and (3rd) Aaron Liske – Four Corners.

Prepared and Ready to Respond

ERTs are voluntary groups of employees at each site with specialized training – including medical, confined space, hazardous materials and fire. They train year-round to ensure they are prepared and ready to respond to potential emergency situations at Mosaic sites.

Competing with the Best

The Florida Mine Safety Competition brings together ERTs who want to practice and showcase their skills across a wide range of realistic emergency scenarios while enjoying a friendly rivalry with peer competitors. There’s no substitute for preparation and planning, and mine safety competitions are the perfect platform for our ERTs to demonstrate their hard work and dedication to safety.

Safety is at the forefront of what we do, and our ERT members deserve our gratitude and appreciation for going above and beyond. Congratulations to all our teams – and thank you for all you do!