CalCIMA selects safety award winners

By |  December 11, 2013

The California Construction & Industrial Materials Association (CalCIMA) named the winners of its 2013 CalCIMA Excellence in Safety Awards. The awards honor plants in several categories for aggregate, ready mixed concrete and industrial minerals plants and personnel.

“These awards recognize mines and plants that have taken significant steps to create safer workplaces,” said CalCIMA President and CEO Gary Hambly.  “They recognize the team effort from workers, supervisors and management to allow for innovations, processes and communication to improve workplace safety.”

This year, the judging panel selected winners in five categories:

  • Cement Plant – TXI Riverside Cement’s Crestmore Quarry & Plant in Riverside County.
  • Ready Mixed Concrete Plant – Lehigh Hanson’s Paso Robles Ready Mixed Concrete Plant in San Luis Obispo County.
  • Industrial Mineral Plant – Lhoist North America’s Natividad Plant in Monterrey County.
  • Small Aggregate Plant (fewer than 20 employees) – Calaveras Materials Inc.’s Merced Aggregate Mine in Merced County.
  • Large Aggregate Mine – Lehigh Hanson’s Irwindale Rock Plant in Los Angeles County.

“The CalCIMA Excellence in Safety Award is unique in that it goes beyond numbers and seeks to find changes in culture, engineering, and procedures to learn where mines and plants are adapting and changing to improve safety,” said Mike Herges, co-chair of the CalCIMA Safety & Health Committee and safety and health services manager for Graniterock.

A 10 member judging panel of industry and state agency officials selected the winners, who received their awards during the 2013 CalCIMA Education Conference.

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