Lehigh Hanson’s Markussen named Safety and Health Professional of the Year

By |  September 23, 2020

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Lehigh Hanson‘s Robin Markussen is the 2020 James M. Christie Safety and Health Professional of the Year, as named by the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA).

Markussen, who serves as director of Occupational Health & Systems at Lehigh Hanson, has played an integral role in addressing COVID-19 at her company. According to NSSGA, Markussen has worked to identify innovative options to help protect workers during the pandemic.

Markussen served as a speaker at NSSGA webinars over the summer, discussing best practices on how to handle COVID-19 in the workplace. She also works with MSHA on issues such as the upcoming respirable crystalline silica rule.

Lehigh Hanson logoFurthermore, Markussen has has been a valued member of the NSSGA Safety and Health Committee, as well as the Technical Advisory Committee, according to NSSGA.

“We are pleased to recognize Robin Markussen for her leadership and contributions to the health and safety of the industry,” says Michael Johnson, president and CEO of NSSGA. “With her subject matter expertise, we are thankful for her work to lead the industry in best practices during this current pandemic, as well as continue to work with MSHA (Mine Safety & Health Administration) on specific regulations that affect every operation’s way of business.”

Started in 1987, the James M. Christie Safety and Health Professional of the Year award is names for James M. Christie, who challenged MSHA to focus on regulations on the safety practices of worker and manager behavior, and not strictly on a facility’s conditions.

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