NSSGA’s leadership awards given to two at Lehigh Hanson

By |  February 5, 2014

NSSGA says two Lehigh Hanson Inc. employees have earned its highest leadership awards in Safety & Health and Environment.

Jon Reedy, Lehigh Hanson’s director of Environment, Safety & Health for the South Region & Hanson Building Products, received the 2013 James M. Christie Safety and Health Professional award.

James “Jim” Zadorozny, Lehigh Hanson’s Area Environmental manager, won the 2013 Environmental Leadership Award.

The James M. Christie Safety and Health Professional Award was established in 1987 to recognize an individual who has made superior and substantial contributions to his or her company’s and the industry’s efforts toward proactive safe and healthful operating practices.

NSSGA says Reedy has been an aggressive advocate for mining aggregates in a safe manner. Through his work, Lehigh Hanson brought about procedural changes and improved training with the goal of preventing injuries. Reedy oversaw development of many training programs, as well as the adoption of metatarsal footwear and cut/puncture resistant work gloves, and the improvement in machinery guarding. Additionally, he has been active in NSSGA’s Safety and Health Committee for many years, particularly during the late 1990s when he helped the industry develop the Part 46 rule, which mandated training that would serve to protect miners from safety and health hazards.

The Environmental Leadership Award recognizes an individual in the aggregates industry who has made superior and substantial contributions to his or her company’s and the industry’s efforts to achieve environmentally sound operating practices.

Zadorozny has played a key leadership role in numerous NSSGA Environmental Excellence Awards for Lehigh Hanson and its affiliated companies over the past 10 years, NSSGA says. He partnered with regulatory agencies, associations and community groups to educate and open lines of communication. In addition, he developed Best Management Practices for state stormwater programs and worked with states to make air permits more flexible for operators, but still protective of the environment. He assisted in getting sites certified by the Wildlife Habitat Council and developed and instituted environmental policies, training and audit programs across company locations in the central and southern United States. Zadorozny also successfully implemented and managed a petroleum tank upgrade project.

NSSGA will present the awards during its annual convention in Las Vegas, Nev., at its Annual Honors Awards Ceremony on March 4.

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