CalPortland VP to receive NSSGA safety, health award

By |  September 8, 2017

The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) selected Mark Rock, senior vice president of risk management for CalPortland, to receive its 2017 James M. Christie Safety & Health Professional of the Year Award.

According to NSSGA, the award recognizes an individual for substantial commitment and contributions to safe and healthy practices within his or her company and the industry.

Rock earned the award for established a program for managing compliance and worker safety and health at CalPortland. He also collaborated with senior management, insurance companies, safety business partners and employees to advance of culture of safety and health, NSSGA says. In addition, he pushed for the company to put a more thorough effort toward avoiding accidents.

Rock has also led presentations during NSSGA’s AGG1 Academy, AGG1 online webinars and MSHA workshops to discuss his safety program.

“Mark has made a significant impact on the management of safety and health throughout the industry,” said Mike Johnson, president and CEO for NSSGA. “His leadership is emblematic of our industry’s commitment to working safely, as evidenced by our industry’s historically low injury rate.”

The award will be presented to Rock on Sept. 27 during NSSGA’s Legislative and Policy Forum/Fall Board Meeting at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill.

Allison Barwacz

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