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CEMEX USA holds annual Safety Week

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World Cement,

CEMEX USA began the new year by hosting its annual company-wide Safety Week 2020, an initiative solely focused on one of its core values, Health & Safety. This year’s theme, ‘Safety Through Leadership,’ aimed to empower supervisors and others in leadership roles to actively lead their teams to success.

To begin the event, operations at all CEMEX USA plants and facilities stopped for 60 – 90 minutes on 6 January, so employees could participate in safety stand downs. During this time, meetings were held to review safety initiatives from 2019 and discuss potential improvements, helping workers refocus on taking a more active role in their personal commitments to safety.

“At CEMEX, we take the health and safety of all our employees extremely seriously by not only constantly reinforcing safety messages at all CEMEX operations, but also living those messages through a culture where everyone looks after one another, steps in when they see risks, and celebrates when they share success,” said CEMEX USA President Jaime Muguiro. “Events like these remind us that we need to put our safety first every single day so that our employees can get home to their families.”

During this year’s safety stand downs, CEMEX employees were encouraged to utilise the tools already offered to them in CEMEX’s Health & Safety Management System – a programme based on 14 different elements that include safety enhancement items such as leadership, audits and inspections, safe operative practices and risk analysis.

In addition, throughout the week, CEMEX USA operations held various activities, including specialised trainings to increase safety awareness.

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