Tenille Warford

Courage to Care Co-Chair, Rio Tinto, IOC

Tenille Warford started with the Iron Ore Company of Canada in an operational role 15 years ago. With a Millwright apprenticeship in her back pocket, she transitioned into a Maintenance role 5 years later and completed her journeypersons in Millwright in 2021.

Starting with the Courage to Care team during it’s rollout in her work area, Tenille presented a safety concern during a workshop with her peers and became a “Core Team” member. When her predecessor stepped down from the co-chair position for retirement Tenille was supported by the team to step into the Co-chair role. Tenille is a strong female safety leader that demonstrates what it means to be a part of the culture change that is Courage to Care.

Tenille enjoys spending her spare time with her family at the cabin, she brings her risk aware mindset to the outdoor activities that she loves such as snowmobiling and boating.

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.