Cemex quarry recognized with national safety award

By |  November 4, 2019

Photo courtesy of Cemex USA.

Cemex‘s Clinchfield Cement Plant and Quarry in Clinchfield, Georgia, earned the National Mining Association‘s (NMA) Sentinels of Safety Award.

Cemex representatives were recognized during an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., for achievements in mine safety, technology and environmental stewardship.┬áThe Sentinels of Safety award in the Large Quarry category was presented by the NMA, the U.S. National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH), the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office Mining Reclamation & Enforcement, and the Bureau of Land Management.

“At Cemex, safety is our number one priority, and we strive to lead the way in the industry,” says Jaime Muguiro, president of Cemex USA. “We are proud of our commitment to safety, and our Clinchfield operations serve as a strong example of what we can accomplish.”

The NMA’s Sentinels of Safety award recognizes mining operations that record the most hours in a calendar year without a single lost-time injury. Clinchfield Cement Plant and Quarry didn’t record a single lost-time injury in 2018, adding up to more than 200,000 working hours – surpassing the minimum of 4,000 hours for award consideration.

“Safety is a team effort, and at Clinchfield, our people look out for each other every day,” says Alex Guyse, plant manager at Clinchfield Cement Plant and Quarry. “We are working together to continuously improve safety at our operations at the cement plant and quarry as we pursue excellence.”

This marks the ninth time since 1980 that a Cemex operation has been recognized by the NMA with a Sentinels of Safety award. The awards were initiated in 1925 by Commerce Secretary Herbert Hoover.

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