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MAR 2017

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Page 96 of 107 ROCK products • March 2017 • 95 FOCUS ON HEALTH & SAFETY Randall J. "Randy" Mucha, corporate director of health and safety for Lehigh Hanson, will receive the National Stone, Sand and Gravel A s s o c i a t i o n ' s (NSSGA) James M. Christie Safety and Health Professional of the Year Award. The award recognizes an individual for substantial contributions and com- mitment to safe and healthy practices within his or her company and the industry. "Randy has made a substantial impact on safety and health throughout the entire United States," said NSSGA Pres- ident and CEO Michael W. Johnson. "His leadership in safety matters illustrates our entire industry's commitment to working safely." Mucha's creative and diligent approach to implementing health and safety initiatives resulted in a 20 percent improvement of the injury rate over four years across Lehigh Hanson's 550 sites and 9,000 employees. The com- pany also saw a 32 percent reduction in workers' compensation claims during this time. Yet, Mucha's dedication to safety has also had effects outside the company itself. A Lehigh Hanson employee recently saved the life of a heart attack victim by relying on his automated external defibrillators training that he received at work. A dedicated volunteer, Mucha is a past chairman of NSSGA's Safety and Health Subcommittee and served on the MSHA-NSSGA Alliance, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, and the Illinois Association of Aggregates Producers. The James M. Christie Safety and Health Professional of the Year Award was Mucha to Receive James M. Christie Award created in 1987 by the National Stone Association (NSA) in recognition of the then-corporate safety director for Vulcan Materials Co. In the early 1980s, Christie challenged a young MSHA agency to focus regulations on the safety practices of manager and worker behavior and not strictly on a facility's conditions. NSSGA con- tinued this tradition when NSA later merged with the National Aggregates Association. The award will be presented as part of NSSGA's 2017 Annual Convention Opening General Session on March 4. CleanScrape ® Cleaner • Lasts up to four times as long as traditional cleaners. • Easy to install with little ongoing maintenance, requiring only one tensioner adjustment EVER! • Offers the lowest blade- to-belt pressure of any cleaner on the market. • You can put it anywhere! Installed at an angle, it requires very little space for installation. • Suitable for both mechanical and vulcanized splices because of its durable tungsten carbide tips, which are available in multiple grades of carbide to match your application. The Bottom Line: The CleanScrape ® Cleaner is an innovative, durable metal-tipped belt cleaner that provides maximum cleaning effi ciency without compromising your belt. Ask about trying it Risk-Free ASAP! Try this cleaner risk-free and you will insist we replace the rest of your cleaners as well. If you don't think it's the best cleaner you've ever used, we will give you your money back. Period. A GLOBAL FAMILY ® Registered trademark of Martin Engineering Company in the US and other select locations. © 2017 Martin Engineering Company. Additional information can be obtained at and call 800.544.2947 or 309.852.2384 email visit NEW! CLEANSCRAPE ® CLEANER from Martin Engineering A REVOLUTIONARY INNOVATION IN BELT CLEANING TECHNOLOGY. Visit Us at Booth #C-30082 Las Vegas, NV, USA March 7-11, 2017

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