SKOKIE, Ill.--On April 29, the Portland Cement Association (PCA) recognized eight cement plants with the Chairman’s Safety Performance Awards for outstanding safety records at PCA’s Spring Meeting in Chicago.
PCA honored plants in three categories designated by the number of hours employees collectively worked in 2012 for achieving superior safety records.
The plants were:
- Texas Industries Inc., Riverside, Calif.—Less than 193,500 employee hours
- St. Marys Cement, Detroit, Mich.—Less than 193,500 employee hours
- CEMEX USA, Odessa, Texas—193,501-255,500 employee hours
- CalPortland, Rillito, Ariz.—193,501-255,500 employee hours
- Lafarge North America, Alpena, Mich.—More than 255,001 employee hours
- Alamo Cement Company, San Antonio, Texas—More than 255,001 employee hours
“Employee safety is the number one priority for U.S. cement companies. These plants set the standard for safety excellence and illustrate that continuously improvement of safety and health in the workplace promotes protection through the year,” said Gregory Scott, PCA president and CEO.
This year the records of 101 portland cement plants in the United States and Canada were reviewed to determine which ones achieved the best safety records. Several of these plants had no accidents in 2012, and all the plants excelled in preventing accidents.
Based in Washington, D.C., with offices in Skokie, Ill., the Portland Cement Association represents cement companies in the United States. It conducts market development, engineering, research, education, and public affairs programs. More information on PCA programs is available at www.cement.org.