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LafargeHolcim is recognised for its ‘Excellence in Safety’ at its US concrete plants

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LafargeHolcim in the United States has announced that 83 of its ready-mixed concrete plants across the country received Excellence in Safety Awards from the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association’s (NRMCA) Think First Safety Contest. Seventy-five plants out of the 83 earned the highest, gold-level awards.

“Striving daily to operate with zero incidents to our employees, contractors, customers and communities, health and safety is at the centre of everything we do,” said Jay M. Moreau, CEO of US ACM, LafargeHolcim. “We’re honoured to receive these awards from NRMCA and thank the more than 1500 employees across our US concrete plants who work tirelessly to maintain the highest standards of safety at our sites.”

To determine winners, NRMCA’s Safety Task Group bases the winning facilities off of the latest OSHA/ Bureau of Labour Statistics (BLS) Incident Rate available for the ready mixed concrete industry. Only those plants with an incident rate below the national average receive awards. The awards were broken down into Gold, Silver and Bronze tiers based on performance:

  • Gold – Incident rate equal to zero
  • Silver – Incident rate greater than zero and equal to or less than 2.40
  • Bronze – Incident rate greater than 2.40 and less than 4.80

“For years, the NRMCA Think Safety Contest has been a safety performance and incentive award programme aimed at fostering safe practices at ready mixed concrete plants across the nation,” added NRMCA President Michael Philipps. “LafargeHolcim plants being honoured is a testament to the exceptional culture of safety that exists within the company and the industry.”

Founded in 1930, the NRMCA represents the producers of ready mixed concrete and the companies that provide materials, equipment and support to the industry. The goal of the programme is to encourage safe workplace practices at ready-mixed concrete plants across the US. LafargeHolcim earned nearly 7% of the safety awards in this year’s contest, continuing to prove its leadership in an industry estimated to include more than 7500 plants in the US.

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