CalCIMA names safety award winners

By |  December 22, 2015

The California Construction & Industrial Materials Association (CalCIMA) named the winners of its 2015 safety awards, including the Excellence in Safety Awards and Outstanding Safety Leadership Awards. Panel members from the association’s Safety & Health Committee chose the award winners.

“These awards honor mines, plants and individuals for excellence and outstanding achievement in safety innovations, culture and leadership,“ says Gary Hambly, president and CEO of CalCIMA. “The awards look beyond the numbers and more deeply at what mines, plants and individuals are doing to improve safety, seek out innovations, take leadership, and have a broader impact on their company, industry and colleagues’ lives.”

The Excellence in Safety Awards are presented to mines and plants in the cement, ready-mixed concrete, industrial mineral and aggregate categories. The winners of the 2015 awards are Lehigh Hanson’s Oakland Tidewater Mine for the small aggregate mine category; Graniterock’s A.R. Wilson Quarry for the large aggregate mine category; Lhoist North America’s Natividad Mine for the industrial mineral mine category; Lehigh Southwest Cement’s Tehachapi Plant for the cement mine and plant category; and Lehigh Hanson’s San Luis Obispo Plant for the ready-mixed concrete plant category.

The winners of the Outstanding Safety Achievement Awards are Brad Riechers, plant operator and loader operator at Graniterock’s Southside Sand & Gravel; and Gerardo Valencia, safety coordinator at Lhoist North America’s Natividad Plant.

Paul Belanger, assistant western district manager for the Mine Safety & Health Administration, presented the awards at the 2015 CalCIMA Education Conference. CalCIMA is a trade association for aggregate, ready-mixed concrete, and industrial mineral producers in California.

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