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GCCA launches global health and safety forum

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World Cement,

On 'World Safety & Health at Work Day', more than 200 representatives of the cement and concrete industry joined GCCA’s first global Health and Safety Forum.

As the world faces the current Covid-19 health crisis, this topic has never been more important. Participants joined several sessions aimed at fostering deeper collaboration and best practice approaches across the entire cement and concrete sector.

Claude Loréa, Cement Director at GCCA, chaired the event which included expert panellists from GCCA member companies including:

  • Richard John Claydon - Global Health and Safety Director, CEMEX
  • Ana Paula Rodrigues - Corporate Health & Safety, SECIL
  • Michael Keating – HSE Director, CRH Europe
  • Klaus Hormann – Director Group H&S, HeidelbergCement
  • Dan L Christensen CIH CSP CHMM - Senior Manager, Global Industrial Hygiene, LafargeHolcim

Claude Loréa said “GCCA’s first health and safety forum was a tremendous opportunity for the sector to learn from each other on this priority issue. The engagement of health and safety professionals from across the globe showed how valuable a platform GCCA is for sharing good practices.”

The live virtual global forum was held in English, Chinese and Spanish and was open to both GCCA members and non-members.

Closing the day, Benjamin Sporton, GCCA Chief Executive said: “For GCCA member companies health and safety is the first priority. We have seen during the current Covid-19 pandemic the priority our members have placed in supporting their staff and communities through the immediate challenge. As an industry focused on health and safety, we will play an important role as we emerge from the current crisis.”

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