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NSSGA reveals gold safety award winners

By |  February 9, 2017

NSSGA_VERT_CMYKThe National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) named the recipients of this year’s Safety Excellence and Sterling Safety Awards.

NSSGA created the Safety Excellence Program in 1987 to promote safe working conditions and practices, as well as to recognize individual operations that demonstrate excellent safety practices.

Below are the Safety Excellence Gold Award recipients.

Facility
Company
Size
City, State
Tilcon Connecticut Inc., Southington Sand and Pit Oldcastle, Inc. Small New Britain, Connecticut
Abilene Blacklease Quarry Vulcan Materials Co. Medium Vestavia, Alabama
Dalton Quarry Vulcan Materials Co. Large Jacksonville, Florida

NSSGA created the Sterling Safety Award in 1994 to recognize companies that have the lowest total accident incidence rate for the previous year (2016) in their category among NSSGA members.

Below are the Sterling Safety Gold Award recipients.

Company
Size
City, State
Iddings Quarry, Inc. Small Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania
Wiregrass Construction Company, Inc. Medium Dothan, Alabama
Specialty Granules Inc. Large Hagerstown, Maryland

According to NSSGA, the stone, sand and gravel sector saw the lowest injury rate in history in 2015, with only two injuries per 200,000 hours worked. The milestone also marked the 15th consecutive year that the industry saw fewer injuries than the previous year, NSSGA adds.

“The aggregates industry is committed to developing and upholding a culture of safety at quarries across the nation,” says Mike Johnson, president and CEO of NSSGA. “We are proud to recognize these outstanding operations for working diligently to ensure that all of their staff makes it home at the end of their shift.”

The Gold Awards for Community Relations, Safety Excellence and Sterling Safety will be presented at NSSGA’s 2017 Annual Convention March 3-7 in Las Vegas. Register for the event here.

Allison Kral

About the Author:

Allison Kral is the former senior digital media manager for North Coast Media (NCM). She completed her undergraduate degree at Ohio University where she received a Bachelor of Science in magazine journalism from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. She works across a number of digital platforms, which include creating e-newsletters, writing articles and posting across social media sites. She also creates content for NCM's Portable Plants magazine, GPS World magazine and Geospatial Solutions. Her understanding of the ever-changing digital media world allows her to quickly grasp what a target audience desires and create content that is appealing and relevant for any client across any platform.

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