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LafargeHolcim US recognised for safety achievements

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LafargeHolcim’s US business has been recognised for its work to improve safety at its cement plants, picking up a Safety Innovation Award and a 2017 Chairman’s Safety Performance Award from the Portland Cement Association (PCA).

The awards were given out at the PCA’s most recent board meeting in Washington DC.

“At LafargeHolcim, the health and safety of our employees, contractors, and the communities in which we live and work is paramount,” said John Stull, CEO US Cement at Lafarge Holcim in a press release. “We are […] honoured to have these achievements recognised by our industry peers.”

The company received the PCA Safety Innovation Award for its ‘Pneumatic Hatch Programme’, which removes the need for a driver to climb on top of his truck. It also reduced the loading time by six minutes per truck.

In 2016, LafargeHolcim launched a financial incentive programme aiming to persuade contract haulers to upgrade to pneumatic tankers. Uptake has been 11% so far, exceeding the company’s initial target of 5%.

Meanwhile, the company’s Morgan plant in Utah was among the 2017 Chairman’s Safety Performance Award winners in the less-than 226 000 hours category.

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