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NSSGA to award Safety and Health Professional of the Year

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The corporate director of health and safety for Lehigh Hanson, Randal ‘Randy’ J. Mucha, has won the NSSGA’s James M. Christie Safety and Health Professional of the Year Award, which recognises an individual for substantial contributions and commitment to safe and healthy practices within his/her company and the industry.

Mucha’s creative and diligent approach to implementing health and safety initiatives resulted in a 20% improvement in the injury rate over four years across Lehigh Hanson’s 550 sites and 9000 employees. The company also saw a 32% reduction in workers’ compensation claims.


Outside the company, too, Mucha’s dedication to safety has had an effect. A Lehigh Hanson employee recently saved the life of a heart attack victim using the automated defibrillators training that he received at work.

“Randy has made a substantial impact on safety and health throughout the entire United States,” said NSSGA President and CEO Michael W. Johnson. “His leadership in safety matters illustrates our entire industry’s commitment to working safely.”

Mucha is a past chairman of NSSGA’s Safety and Health Subcommittee and served on the MSHA-NSSGA Alliance, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and the Illinois Association of Aggregates Producers.

The award will be presented at the NSSGA’s 2017 Annial Convention Opening General Session.

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