Cemex Safety Week 2019 aimed to improve workplace safety

By |  January 9, 2019

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Cemex USA started the new year with Safety Week 2019, an annual company-wide initiative focused on achieving Zero4Life at its hundreds of facilities across the United States.

Zero4Life represents Cemex’s vision and goal of achieving zero recordable injuries, job-related illnesses, preventable vehicular incidents and environmental events at its worksites.

To open the event, Cemex stopped operations at plants and facilities for 60 to 90 minutes on Jan. 7 to allow employees to participate in safety stand downs where they reviewed safety initiatives and potential improvements. The stand downs are intended to help workers refocus and recommit to working safety, according to the company.

This year’s safety stand downs encouraged employees to become safety experts using the tools provided in Cemex’s Health & Safety Management System – a program based on 14 different elements including leadership, safe operative practices and more.

“At Cemex, our commitment to safety is rooted in everything we do, every single day,” says Ignacio Madridejos, president of Cemex. “We are relentless in our goal to achieve Zero4Life – zero recordable injuries, job-related illnesses, preventable vehicle accidents and environmental events. Safety is everyone’s responsibility, and Safety Week encourages all our employees to take action to make our work environments safer.”

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Zach Mentz is the managing editor for both Pit & Quarry and Portable Plants magazines. Zach is a graduate of the Tim Russert Department of Communications at John Carroll University. His previous experience also includes time spent in the Cleveland Indians communications department.

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