The award was presented during the WCA’s Annual General Meeting in Canberra, Australia, on May 27, with Fredrick D. Palmer, senior vice president of government relations, receiving the award on behalf of Boyce.

Milton Catelin, WCA chief executive, said, “The WCA is pleased to recognize the global leadership role Greg has played in improving mine safety standards. Greg played a critical role in establishing the CORESafety program in the USA, a program that has united the industry in the USA to a shared level of commitment on safety. The 2014 WCA Chairman’s Special Award recognizes the importance of global leadership on mining safety and commends Greg for his significant work in this area.”