Cemex USA hosts safety week at operations

By |  January 9, 2017

cemex-logoCemex USA recently hosted Safety Week 2017: Action-Based Safety, a company-wide initiative observed at its facilities across the United States.

As a part of this initiative, Cemex shut down all operations one day so its workers could participate in safety stand downs and spend 60 to 90 minutes focusing on safety procedures.

During this time, employees also focused on the company’s Zero4Life vision. According to Cemex, the “zero” in Zero4Life stands for zero recordable injuries, job-related illnesses, preventable vehicular incidents and environmental events. The “4” relates to the four fundamental principles of achieving zero injuries and occupational illnesses: accountability, behavior, communication and dedication. Finally, the “life” stands for living safely off the job and sharing this value with the company’s contractors, vendors, families and friends.

“Zero4Life is something we live at Cemex every single day,” says Ignacio Madridejos, president of Cemex USA. “Safety Week shows how it takes commitment from everyone to have zero recordable injuries, job-related illnesses, preventable vehicle accidents and environmental events. It really takes daily action to make it happen.”

In addition to the safety stand downs, workers conducted site inspections at Cemex USA’s 12 cement plants, nearly 70 aggregate quarries and more than 350 ready-mix facilities.

Several of the company’s facilities also held programs about the importance of healthy eating and exercise. According to Cemex, Safety Week 2017 wrapped up with employees completing action-based safety commitment cards, with their pledges of what they will do to commit to safe environments at their facilities.

Cemex is a global building materials company that provides products and reliable service to customers and communities in more than 50 countries worldwide.

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