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NSSGA announces Safety Award winners

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The NSSGA has announced the winners of this year’s Safety Excellence and Sterling Safety Awards.

The stone, sand and gravel sector has seen the lowest injury rate in history, with just two injuries per 200 000 hours worked in 2015.

The Safety Excellence Programme was created in 1987 to promote safe working conditions and practices, and to recognise individual operations with exemplary safety records among NSSGA member companies. The awards highlight individual operations that have gone the longest duration without a reportable injury in their size category, based on data provided by the US Mine Safety and Health Administration. The recipients were:

Small: Tilcon Connecticut Inc., Southington Sand and Pit, Oldcastle Inc.

Medium: Abilene Blacklease Quarry, Vulcan Materials Company

Large: Dalton Quarry, Vulcan Materials Company

The Sterling Safety Award was created in 1994 to recognise the companies that have the lowest total incidence rate for the previous year in their category among NSSGA members, bases on data provided by the MSHA. The 2016 winners were:

Small: Idding Quarry, Inc.

Medium: Wiregrass Construction Company

Large: Specialty Granules Inc.

“The aggregates industry is committed to developing and upholding a culture of safety at quarries across the nation. We are proud to recognise these outstanding operations for working diligently to ensure that all of their staff makes it home at the end of their shift,” said Michael W. Johnson, NSSGA president and CEO.

The Gold Awards for Community Relations, Safety Excellence and Sterling Safety will be presented at NSSGA’s 2017 Annual Convention in Las Vegas.

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