Gary Shaw

Courage to Care Co-Chair, Rio Tinto, IOC

Gary Shaw has worked with the Iron Ore Company of Canada (IOC) for over 19 years. Starting his mining career as an Operator Maintainer working in various areas of the business, Gary found himself with the opportunity to be involved in a culture change at IOC. When Courage to Care rolled out in his area, he brought forward a safety concern and became and active “Core Team” member. The following year another opportunity presented itself when the Courage to Care Co-Chair position became available, Gary stepped up to help lead his team with a passion for making things better for his fellow workers.


An avid hunter and fishman Gary has taken his new found passion for health and safety and brought it into his personal life, being an advocate for his friends and family to use safe practices while enjoying the outdoors.

3:40 pm - 4:25 pm

May 9, 2024 Day 2

Courage to Care

Courage to Care began at the Iron Ore Company of Canada in 2019. It is a process used to help identify the risks and hazards that we encounter in our day-to-day tasks. The ideas and solutions to help reduce or eliminate these risks and hazards come from the people doing the work. By mitigating these issues from the front lines, we are creating a risk aware culture. We are giving the employees a voice to shape their own safety mindset and collaborate with all levels of the business to implement improvements in their individual areas.