NSSGA names safety-award recipients

By |  August 31, 2017

The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) named the recipients of its 2017 Safety Excellence and Sterling Safety Awards.

Winners of NSSGA’s Safety Excellence Gold Awards include Oldcastle Inc.’s Tilcon Connecticut Southington Sand & Pit in New Britain, Connecticut; Rogers Group’s Princeton Quarry in Princeton, Kentucky; and Vulcan Materials Co.’s SE Taft Terminal in Orlando, Florida.

NSSGA created the Safety Excellence Awards in 1987 to promote safe working conditions and practices. The awards recognize, on an annual basis, individual operations with exemplary safety records among NSSGA member companies.

The recipients of NSSGA’s Sterling Safety Gold Awards include Iddlings Quarry Inc. in Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania; Midwest Minerals Inc. in Pittsburg, Kansas; and Specialty Granules Inc. in Hagerstown, Maryland.

The Sterling Safety Awards were created in 1994 to recognize the companies with the lowest total injury incidence rate for the previous year in their category among NSSGA members. The data is based on numbers provided by the Mine Safety & Health Administration.

“Aggregate operations across the country continue to demonstrate a remarkable commitment to safety by reducing the industry injury rate for 16 straight years, with a record low rate of just 1.95 injuries per 200,000 hours worked last year,” says Mike Johnson, NSSGA’s president and CEO.

These awards, as well as the awards for Grassroots and Environmental Excellence, will be presented at the association’s Legislative & Policy Forum/Fall Board Meeting in Washington, Sept. 24-28.

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